Aboriginal Cradle to Kinder - Caseworker
Location: Melton Full time position $56,180- $63,000 The Opportunity The role will be responsible for the provision of service coordination, case management, assessment and intervention, early parenting support and practical assistance and advocacy and service brokerage. The Aboriginal Cradle to Kinder Program is aimed at expectant Mothers aged under 25 years who are Aboriginal or pregnant with an Aboriginal child, where a report has been made to Child Protection regarding significant concerns about the wellbeing of their unborn child, or in other cases where strong indicators of vulnerability for the unborn child are identified. About Us Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) operates within the context that Aboriginal children continue to be significantly over-represented in the protection and care system within Victoria.
VACCA considers that it has the responsibility and the opportunity to promote, advocate for and achieve positive changes in the lives of Aboriginal children, their families and the broader Aboriginal community. If you like to be part of an organisation that strives in strengthening the safety and wellbeing and cultural connectedness of Aboriginal children, individuals and families in their community, we want to hear from you. To be considered for this role you must demonstrate: Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal communities and culture and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia An ability to work in a culturally respectful and competent manner with young people, their families and communities to ensure that cultural connections are fostered and maintained.
A clear understanding of child and adolescent development, trauma, attachment, child abuse and neglect, with good knowledge of the services and interventions that: promote child health, safety and wellbeing; strengthen parenting capacity; improve family functioning and address underlying risk factors for vulnerable families. A proven ability to work successfully with Aboriginal children, young people and their families with a range of complex and diverse needs..