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Expression of Interests

Expressions of Interest can be submitted here and you can find our Expression of Interest Form here.

Your EOI should include a Cover Letter outlining your interests, experience and qualifications. As well as an updated Resume. 

Recruitment updates 

Please note that due to current environment relating to COVID-19, recruitment has been put on-hold for the following positions:

  • Education Resource Officer 

  • Mental Health Royal Commission Project Coordinator.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this challenging time. We look forward to continue recruiting for these position in the next couple weeks.

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Thank you for your interest in joining the team at VACCHO. We are currently recruiting for the following positions.

 

Communications Officer  Content Writer

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 Month Contract with possible for ongoing

The Communications Officer & Content Writer will support the Strategic Communications Manager, Communications Team activities, and is primarily responsible for developing a range of training and information tools, resources and materials.  

Initially the role will work closely with our Cultural Safety Services Team and focus on translating complex information into a suite of user-friendly and accessible resources for a range of audiences. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Produce targeted, engaging, creatively written content — including, but not limited to, information sheets, training packages, website copy/content, social media copy/content, email copy/content, scripts, short-form copy, reports, publications, etc. 
  • Develop and communicate new and innovative content ideas for a range of platforms including website, social media and print. 
  • Create, manage and optimise content for internal and external facing material.
  • Ensure all content is on-brand and consistent with the style guide in terms of writing style, grammar and punctuation, quality and tone of voice.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Communications
  • At least three years’ experience in a relevant role.
  • Proven ability to translate complex issues into persuasive narratives and messaging
  • People skills, particularly collaborating in small teams and coordinating work across diverse groups

 How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB Friday 19th September 2021 

 The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

 Executive Manager Social and Emotional Wellbeing 

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 Month Contract with possible for ongoing

About the opportunity
We are seeking an Executive Manager who will work closely with the Unit Executive Director and provide operational management and leadership to the Social and Emotional Wellbeing team, to ensure they meet agreed program outcomes.

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing team is made up from the following state-wide programs:

  • Metropolitan Ice Program
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Koori Mental Health
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Develop, plan and manage the team in a way that is consistent with VACCHO strategic objectives, program delivery, outcomes and responds to the need of VACCHO’s members and the Aboriginal Community by:
    • Liaising with Unit Executive Director
    • Facilitating cross program/unit responses
    • Ensuring that all programs operate within agreed timelines
    • Provide leadership to the program by assisting with the recruitment and professional development of suitable staff for the SEWB team
  • Co-ordinate the priorities of the Social and Emotional Wellbeing team and direct work amongst team members in line with position descriptions and team and individual work plans
  • Provide individual team members with advice, support, coaching, mentoring and monitoring/revision of workplans through regular supervision and clear understanding about their role expectations and the way work is allocated amongst all team members
  • Provide timely feedback to the Unit Director on progress of team objectives and any specific performance issues amongst the team members which may impact on the expected productivity of the team and program outcomes

About you

  • VACCHO relies on both the exceptions in employment and special measures under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) to proactively promote substantive equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Therefore, at this stage we strongly encouraged only those that identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to apply for this position.
  • At least 3 years demonstrated experience in leadership and staff management including responsibility for effective service delivery, staff capacity building, and creating and maintaining and effective and highly motivated team.
  • High level written, administrative and ICT skills to prepare reports, submissions and general correspondence including translation and analysis of data.
  • A qualification/s (or equivalent experience) in any of the following: Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health, Community Services, or Counselling.

How to apply HERE
Applications close: COB Friday 19th September 2021 

 The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Principal Policy Officer 

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 12 Month Contract with possible ongoing

About the opportunity
The position of Principal Policy Officer - Aged Care, is to lead the work of the NAGATSIAC and VCAACD to progress Aboriginal Aged Care and develop local, regional, State-wide and national strategies which will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care providers to operate sustainably in an competitive consumer directed funding environment aimed at individual choice and control. The position will oversee a team including a Senior Policy Officer – NAGATSIAC and VCAACD Officer and of be part of the Policy and Research Unit; working in a cooperative environment and promoting collaboration across teams.

  • Lead the planning and delivery of NAGATSIAC project and activity plans and associated deliverables on time, within budget and of high quality.
  • Develop and coordinate implementation of strategies which will enable Aboriginal Aged Care Providers to:
    • determine and prepare for their role in relation to Aged Care reforms;
    • operate sustainably in an individualised/marketised funding environment
    • identify priorities of community needs and gaps in aged care services.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • High level research and critical analysis skills of policy and legislative frameworks to develop recommendations, policy positions, submissions, reports and correspondence in a clear and effective manner.
  • Tertiary qualifications in law, social and/or public policy
  • Minimum 2 -3 years’ experience working in a social/public policy environment in a similar role.

How to apply HERE
Applications close: COB Friday 19th September 2021 

 The position description can be downloaded HERE