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. Our Aboriginality distinguishes us from other community organisations and we are proud of our friendly, supportive and inclusive organisational culture. We want everyone to feel welcome at VACCA. It is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change.
You will be supporting the secretariat functions for ASGF Koori Caucus meetings and will provide a single point of contact and effective communication amongst members, alongside the Principal Policy Officer. The ASGF Koorie Caucus Senior Policy Officer will support Caucus members to be well briefed and prepared in relation to emerging issues, and will build and maintain strong and effective relationships with relevant government departments. The role will also work collaboratively with the ASGF Forum Secretariat located in the Aboriginal Strategy and Oversight (ASO) at Department of Families Fairness and Housing
Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin Korin Korin Balit Djak’s (KKBD) principles and supporting strategies and the capacity to take a leadership role in championing these internally and externally Demonstrated 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 working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children/ Demonstrated experience in child and family sector Strong connections with the Victorian Aboriginal community, and a proven ability to work collaboratively with other ACCOS in a respectful, culturally safe and effective manner Demonstrated understanding of the authorising environment and how to work with Koorie Caucus members, ASGF members and DFFH. - Demonstrated conflict management and negotiation skills and strong stakeholder engagement skills - Minimum 2-5 years' experience in a policy, project or research role Mandatory Requirements A tertiary degree in a relevant subject such as social or public policy You must have and continue to hold a full Victorian Driver’s Licence, a current employment Working with Children Check card and a National Police Check. - Current COVID-19 vaccination (minimum one dose, prior to commencement)
Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay Great career development opportunities. Access to Employee support and wellbeing program(s) Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture
Position will be based at Preston Office, close to public transport and cafes