Senior Case Manager- Nugel

Join our Team to make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal Children and Families


Reference: 5027858

  • Preston
  • Full time
  • $78,403 - $89,000

The Opportunity

The Nugel case manager position is responsible for delivering a child protection case management service to vulnerable Aboriginal children and their families. These positions will play a key role in working with Aboriginal children and families, Government and sector partners to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal children in care and in contact with the Child Protection system, strive for better outcomes for children and to build capacity in families so that children can be transitioned home.

About Us

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. Our strength lies with our people. Our team is committed to the organisation's vision and values; advocates for our children and other vulnerable community members; and shows respect for, observance and compliance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, practice and ceremony. Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from mainstream services and what enables us to deliver the positive outcomes we achieve for our people.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate

Knowledge and Skills

  • Commitment to VACCA's vision and purpose.
  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history, values, practices and culture
  • Knowledge of Child development, attachment and trauma as they relate to Aboriginal children
  • Demonstrated ability to use this knowledge to guide practice with Aboriginal children, families and carers
  • Ability to undertake complex casework with families and children who have experienced trauma and may present with challenging behaviours, including using culturally safe therapeutic approaches to heal and build resilience
  • Ability to develop, implement and reviews plans for children and young people


  • Experience working in the child, youth and families sector
  • Diploma of Community Services

Application deadline is Sunday 1st March 2020

How to apply

  • For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, please contact Recruitment Team VACCA on 9287 8800
  • For a copy of the position description and to apply for this position, click here

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position
  • A resume with your skills, experience, and qualifications
  • Written responses to the key selection criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

Applications Close: 01 Mar 2020