Foster Care Case Manager

Foster Care Case Manager

Carecareers | Melbourne, VIC, 3001, AU

Posted 12 days ago

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Position available at Chirnside Park

Full time, Ongoing position

Salary from $77580.86- $92771, plus super- based on qualification and experience

Additional Salary Packaging options available up to $15,900

A little bit about VACCA

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal Community and is the largest organisation of it’s kind in Australia. The VACCA team is committed to the organisation’s visions and values, passionately providing support, service and advocacy for our children and other vulnerable members of the community.

Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from other community organisations and it is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change.

Our strength lies with our people, and all people are welcome at VACCA!

About the role

The Chirnside Park office of VACCA delivers a range of out of home care services as well as family support services to Aboriginal children and families in the East region.

The Foster Care program is part of VACCA’s out of home care services at Chirnside Park in the East region. Children and young people in foster care range from 0-18 years. They can be in voluntary and statutory placements with appropriately screened, trained, and assessed foster carers.

The case manager works alongside the foster care family to deliver care planning for the child/ren in care, that they remain safe and well cared for. Case managers ensure that Foster Carers receive high level support and guidance and that their views are heard within the program and in the planning for our clients.

VACCA aims to reunify children back to families where possible.

Key Aspects to success in this role are...

In order to get the best out of this opportunity, the following things would be helpful to your success;

Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and commitment to continually build knowledge of such, along with a high level of awareness of the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities

Demonstrated experience in case management

Demonstrated knowledge and practice experience in the child welfare field

Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate documents and reports e.g., case notes, incident reports, court reports and work reports that meet the audience needs.

Strong computer skills with knowledge in using system CRISSP, CRIS

Diploma or Degree qualification in Community Services, Social Worker and/or substantial experience in these fields is desirable

Requirement: Current COVID-19 vaccination (Including booster dose, as applicable), a Working with Children’s Check for a paid employee (or willingness to obtain) and a valid Victorian Drivers Licence

You have some of those things?! Then let me tell you about what is waiting for you at VACCA if you come and become a part of our team!

If you join us at VACCA...

If you become part of our team at VACCA and start your professional journey with us, we will provide access to the following things;

The opportunity to work in a successful established program, with an organisation that wants to innovate

An attractive remuneration package, complete with Salary Sacrifice benefits

A supportive, inclusive and warm team culture

Awesome office space- Free Parking! Great green surrounds! Fantastic coffee-- and it's right there!

Develop and build the service that would make YOU want to come to work everyday!

Great learning and development options and REAL career progression opportunities

The opportunity to be immersed in and learn from the strength and warmth of Aboriginal Culture

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to apply.

Awesome new job, fantastic new team, good salary and benefits! To get yourself in the running, candidates should send applications that include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and current resume and submit them via the apply link. If you want more information about VACCA, the role and the organisation, go to

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description prior to applying. Please click here to view the position description.

We are committed to Aboriginal self-determination and supporting strong, safe, thriving Aboriginal communities and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity, honouring all cultural backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and spiritual beliefs.

VACCA is a child-safe organisation and is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people with zero tolerance for child abuse. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement of employment and periodically following commencement.

VACCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a smoke-free workplace policy.