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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.

Can't find what you're looking for? Check out employment opportunities to work with our Members and Associate members here.

 

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

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Educator

We are looking for a driven Alcohol and Other Drugs educator with fantastic facilitation and learner support skills to join us in our Education and Training Unit. A strong team player, with key communication skills who has a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal Health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy practice of Aboriginal Community Control.

 

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • At least 3 years work experience or vocational practice/engagement in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • A qualification in alcohol and other drugs, social work, community services, psychology, or a related field (at a minimum of Diploma-level)
  • Minimum TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or it’s equivalent)
  • Completion of CHCSS00093 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skills Set

 

Are you someone who loves to support the improvement of health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people, and would like a role that gives you the opportunity to have regular contact with students?

Look no further!

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 21st May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

 

Aboriginal Health Trainer(Identified)

We are looking for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person with experience in the health care sector to join us in our Education and Training Unit. We need someone that is dynamic, friendly, with a strong connection to the Aboriginal community to help our students succeed in their career goals!

The successful applicant will be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is a registered health professional (such as a Division 1 or 2 Nurse, Aboriginal Health Practitioner, etc.) with experience in primary or community health care who is passionate about teaching others about how to provide the best quality care.

 

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Minimum TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or it’s equivalent) or higher-level qualification in adult education;
  • Experience in health care;
  • Experience training others;
  • Passion for supporting Aboriginal people; and Great people skills, including a friendly and professional manner.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for health professional to move into a role that allows you to have regular contact with students, and support improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 21st May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

 

Business and Leadership Educator

The primary purpose of this role is the delivery of accredited courses and short non-accredited courses in Business and Leadership and Management You will also be required to participate in assessment activities associated with those programs. Developing and modifying resources to suit the needs of students and employers ensuring currency and version control of all learning and assessment resources and texts. You will also be assisting with the design and documentation of training and assessment strategies and training plans. 

We need someone that is dynamic, friendly, with a strong attention to detail, that isn't afraid to use initiative to problem solve and get things done! 

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Highly developed written communication skills, with exceptional ability to prepare a range of documents including but not limited to training resources, assessment tools and supporting documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at all levels. An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect.
  • A flexible approach, with strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to effectively manage time and workload, prioritise tasks, and meet changing circumstances, competing demands, interruptions and deadlines.

Essential qualifications:

  • Diploma of Business or a lesser qualification with extensive experience
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Minimum or TAE40116 or its equivalent
  • Experience working in a vocational training role delivering accredited qualifications and/or units of competency

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 21st May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

 

Senior Educator - Social and Emotional Wellbeing 

VACCHO's Community Services/Social Emotional and Wellbeing Senior Educator's is responsible for the coordination and delivery of Community Services and Social Emotional and Wellbeing Services and individual support qualifications from AQF level Ill to Diploma with an emphasis on the Practice Stream, and above. The role is required to provide educational leadership, as well as giving direction and support to other trainers and educators. This role requires leading and coaching staff in developing VACCHO's vocational assessment tools in Health/Community Services and Social Emotional and Wellbeing and to ensure these assessment tools are compliant and meet VACCHO's and other regulatory requirements (ASQA).

Some key responsibilities include:

  • Delivering training workshops, incorporating simulated learning, on and off-the-job assessments and appropriate on-the-job activities.
  • Conducting assessments using a variety of methods
  • Ensuring compliance with AQTF and funding body requirements.
  • Assisting with the design and documentation of training and assessment strategies and training plans.
  • Effective coordination, design, development and delivery of accredited training and workshops in Community Services and Social Emotional and Wellbeing Services. Including, Program promotion and scheduling aligned to Certificate Ill, IV and Diploma level programs on scope.
  • Lead and coach staff in the development of exemplary vocational assessment tools (assessment tasks, training and assessment Strategics and Mapping documents)
  • Contribute significant expertise to the dialogue and implementation of authentic, engaging and compliant VET assessments in Health/Community Services/Social Emotional and Wellbeing

To be successful:

  • Must be a qualified Counsellor, Psychologist, Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Worker, Mental Health worker, Community Services worker, Child Protection Worker, Behavioural Sciences or Psychology. (Minimum of Diploma level) and/or extensive experience.
  • Experience working in Healthcare focusing on case management and community support programs
  • Expert knowledge of assessment requirements of Training Package qualifications and accredited courses i.e vocational education competency-based training, ASQA requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of assessment tools applicable to a range of health programs of disciplines in a vocational educational setting
  • Highly developed skills in vocational assessment design and mapping assessment tools to the training package units of competency i.e elements, performance criteria, skills, knowledge and assessment conditions and/or range statement and principles of assessment (Reliability, Fairness, Flexibility and Validity) and rules of evidence (validity, currency, sufficiency and authenticity)
  • Ability to influence positive changes through staff coaching to encourage uplift in teacher capability to meet ASQA requirements 

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 21st May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

Educator - Social and Emotional Wellbeing

We are looking for an Educator- Social and Emotional Wellbeing to join our Education and Training Unit. The VACCHO Education and Training Unit plays a key role in achieving the short and long­term goals of the VACCHO membership and the development of a highly skilled Aboriginal Health Workforce and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector in Victoria.

The major focus of this position is the coordination and delivery of Community Services qualifications from AQF level Ill to Diploma with an emphasis on the counselling practice, family services and AOD streams. The role includes the design and delivery of training to aspiring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, as well as assessment activities and contribution to training materials and resources for VACCHO courses.

 

Some key responsibilities include:

  • Delivery of accredited training in counselling, family services, AOD and other community services programs. This may include the following broad tasks:
  • Delivering training workshops, incorporating simulated learning, on and off­ the-job assessments and appropriate on-the-job activities.
  • Conducting assessments using a variety of methods including paper-based, RPL, and workplace interviews
  • Developing and modifying resources to suit the needs of students and employers ensuring currency and version control of all learning and assessment resources and texts
  • Ensuring compliance with AQTF and funding body requirements.
  • Assisting with the design and documentation of training and assessment strategies and training plans.
  • Meet requirements for student and general administration tasks including record keeping associated with the delivery of training programs and assessment finalisation for students:
  • Posting results and conducting other student administration in line with VACCHO ETU policies and procedures and funding and registration body requirements.

 

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 21st May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

Community Services Senior Educator

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated educators to join our growing team! 

VACCHO's Community Services/Social Emotional and Wellbeing Senior Educator's is responsible for the coordination and delivery of Community Services and Social Emotional and Wellbeing Services and individual support qualifications from AQF level Ill to Diploma with an emphasis on the Practice Stream, and above. 

The role is required to provide educational leadership, as well as giving direction and support to other trainers and educators. 

This role requires leading and coaching staff in developing VACCHO's vocational assessment tools in Health/Community Services and Social Emotional and Wellbeing, and to ensure these assessment tools are compliant and meet VACCHO's and other regulatory requirements (ASQA)

To be successful:

  • Must be a qualified Counsellor, Psychologist, Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Worker, Mental Health worker, Community Services worker, Child Protection Worker, Behavioural Sciences or Psychology. (Minimum of Diploma level) and/or extensive experience.
  • Experience working in Healthcare focusing on case management and community support programs
  • Expert knowledge of assessment requirements of Training Package qualifications and accredited courses i.e vocational education competency-based training, ASQA requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of assessment tools applicable to a range of health programs of disciplines in a vocational educational setting
  • Highly developed skills in vocational assessment design and mapping assessment tools to the training package units of competency

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 21st May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

 

Health (Mental Health) Educator

We are looking for a successful Health (Mental health) Educator who will lead by example and demonstrate outstanding Facilitation and Learner Support skills.

The Health (Mental Health) Educator/Trainer will have recent and relevant industry experience and share their experience with our students.

Each Trainer will support the development of future Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs professionals.

To be successful you will need:

  • Have at least 3 years work experience or vocational practice/engagement in Health (Mental Health).
  • Have evidence of strong currency relating to the Mental Health Sector.
  • A qualification in alcohol and other drugs, mental health, social work, community services, psychology, or a related field (at a minimum of Diploma-level).
  • Minimum TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and assessment of higher-level qualification in adult education, experience teaching adults in the vocational education sector.
  • Commitment to quality training in the classroom and / or facilitator lead virtual classroom or workplace to adults.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Vocational Education and Training system, the Australian Quality Training Framework, and the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • Intermediate proficiency in information technology, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and ability to use an online student and learning management systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people; develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect.

 

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 21st May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

 

Digital Health Engagement Officer

VACCHO is looking for a Digital Health Engagement Officer to join their Population Health and Sector Development Unit.

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is the peak body for Aboriginal health and wellbeing in the State of Victoria. VACCHO provides leadership in community control and health equality for Aboriginal organisations and communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, and innovation in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria.

The role will require engagement with, and support of, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation(s) (ACCO) primary healthcare sector to develop strategies aimed at improving patient outcomes through provision of clinical and coordinated care through digital health technologies, such as:

  • Telehealth
  • Secure Messaging
  • ePrescriptions
  • My Health Record

 

The Digital Health Engagement Officer will contribute to the adoption, by member organisations, of the Digital Health technologies. The Digital Health Engagement Officer will work closely with all VACCHO Member ACCOs, and VACCHO staff who have a shared portfolio.

The role will be the lead contact for queries relating to the priority digital technologies and will ensure support is provided in a timely manner; defects and expected downtime are communicated to ACCOs and system enhancements requests are identified and communicated to service providers.

In addition to the above, the Digital Health Engagement Officer  will work in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners to support the ACCOs with pilot projects to develop best practice models for service delivery via telehealth. This will require consultation with both ACCOs and other service providers across the sector that currently provide this service.

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 21st May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

Cancer Strategy Coordinator

The Aboriginal Cancer Screening Strategy is a key part of VACCHO’s approach to the cancer journey, and activities from this will be embedded in to a whole of life approach to cancer. The broader vision acknowledges that there are inequities for Aboriginal Victorians cancer pathway from prevention, screening, and early detection, to treatment, palliative care, and survivorship.

As the Cancer Strategy Co-Ordinator, a key focus will be to maintain a steadfast commitment to Aboriginal culture and self-determination and the philosophy of Aboriginal Community Control, while providing leadership in working with VACCHO members and other stakeholders to achieve gains in Aboriginal health and wellbeing.

A key highlight in your role will incorporate further development, manage and co-ordinate a culturally safe, evidence-based, best practice Cancer screening strategy that evaluates innovative programs to improve outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians. While implementing a strong focus on increasing cancer screening participation for the three priority cancers; breast, bowel and cervical, you will strategize conclusions on how to improve cancer outcomes, decreasing incidence of cervical cancer in Aboriginal women & decreasing incidence of colorectal cancer in Aboriginal Victorians.

To be successful in this rewarding role, you will need:

  • Knowledge and understanding of, or the ability to acquire knowledge of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians (particularly in relation to Health Promotion)
  • An understanding and ability to articulate Aboriginal self-determination, community advancement and capacity building, as well as to a high quality of service delivery and organisational excellence
  • High level strategic, written, communication, influencing and liaison and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership including supervision, and managing individual key performance indicators
  • Displays initiative and can-do attitude in a sensitive, collaborative, respectful manner with ability to listen to prioritise and develop key relationships
    • Strong organisational and planning skills, including effective time and workload management
    • Demonstrated excellent emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills to develop, maintain and enhance relationships, facilitate consultation, and highly developed influencing and negotiation skills to gain co-operation of others in achievement of objectives
    • High level written, administrative and ICT skills to prepare reports, submissions and general correspondence including translation and analysis of data
    • Ability to identify and analyse problems, establish appropriate solutions and recommendations using analytical and conceptual skills

Desirable

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • A qualification (or equivalent experience) in health related field (e.g. Public Health)
  • Experience in the health and wellbeing sector or the not-for profit sector

 

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 30th May 2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

Senior Executive Officer to the CEO 

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

The Senior Executive Officer to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will need to provide high level support in a fast-paced environment with a need for judgment, supporting a high performing executive who is leading change in Victoria. You will manage mostly business-related tasks for the team such as diary and email management, creating reports, organising travel and accommodation, and other organisational tasks. To do this role properly you should have a detailed understanding of the full Microsoft Office Suite, be extremely fast at solving problems and have experience as a senior executive assistant in the past.


Key responsibilities of this will be providing high level executive support to the CEO and ensuring smooth running of the office of the CEO. The successful candidate will also need to provide leadership, direction and supervision to the Office of the CEO staff which includes Executive Assistant to the Executive Directors and Trainee Executive Assistant to the Executive Directors. Other key responsibilities for this role include, organizing speaking engagements, speaking notes, high level administrative support for both the CEO and the Board of Directors, preparing financial statements, reports, memos and other documents.


To be successful you will need:

• Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal culture and the concept and practice of Aboriginal community control.
• Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways.
• Proven experience as a high level executive assistant over 5 years
• A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
• Professional level verbal and written communications skills.
• Exceptional organisational skills with a passion for planning, organising and prioritising administrative tasks and systems, including managing competing tasks rapidly and ensuring deadlines are met under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish friendly and professional rapport with a complex range of stakeholders, including Board members, organisational and individual members, senior levels of government, pro bono professional support, corporate partners, and members of the public with sensitivity and diplomacy.
• Capacity to represent the CEOs office, model behaviours in keeping with VACCHOs values and to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
• A demonstrated capacity to support the governance needs of a not for profit organization and to provide excellent support to the Board of Directors.
• Self-motivated, and demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team to achieve outcomes.

 

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 7th May  2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

 

Executive Assistant to Executive Directors 

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

The Executive Assistant to the Executive Directors will provide administrative support as well as a broad range of tasks to the organisations Executive Directors and will directly report to the Senior Executive Officer to the CEO and will work with them to support the CEO, Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership Team as required.

Key responsibilities of the Executive Assistant to the Executive Directors will be to provide proactive support on all aspects of the role through effective forward planning and preparation while ensuring all reporting requirements are being met by proactively planning and communicating these to the Executive Directors and the CEO. Another major component of this role will be providing diary management, arranging meetings, booking venues for meetings, coordination of travel and accommodation & coordination of all correspondence in and out of Executive Directors Office, providing administrative support to the CEO.

The Executive Assistant to the Executive Directors will also be responsible for guiding, teaching, and managing the Trainee Executive Assistant to the Executive Directors and both will report to the Senior Executive Officer to the CEO.

To be successful in this role, you will need: 

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal culture and the concept and practice of Aboriginal community control.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways.
  • Experience as a Personal/Executive Assistant at Senior Management level include diary management, minute taking, document preparation, organizing travel and accommodation, meetings.
  • High level organisational and time management skills including the ability to plan, juggle priorities and working to deadlines.
  • Capacity to represent the CEOs office, model behaviors in keeping with VACCHOs values and to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Well-developed written communication skills including an ability to prepare quality documents, including general correspondence, reports and meeting minutes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

 

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 7th May  2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

Trainee Executive Assistant to Executive Directors 

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

The Trainee Executive Assistant will work with the Executive Assistant to the Executive Directors in supporting the four Executive Directors of VACCHO and will report to the Senior Executive Officer to the CEO.

Key responsibilities for this Trainee position is providing proactive support to the Executive Assistant to the Executive Directors and Senior Executive Officer to the CEO in their duties in diary management, meeting arrangements & coordination of travel and accommodation. Other key elements of this role with include supporting correspondence in and out of the Executive Directors Offices, schedule, arrange and prepare documentation and provide secretarial support for Executive Team.

VACCHO also fosters a team-based approach to organisational wide events such as Community Events, Internal NAIDOC Committees, forums, state-wide meetings, and in-services this role can assist on behalf of the executive and learn a lot of new skills and meet and work with a diverse range of people. 

To be successful, you will need:

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal culture and the concept and practice of Aboriginal community control.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways.
  • Desire to learn all aspects of being a Personal/Executive Assistant at Senior Management level include diary management, minute taking, document preparation, organizing travel and accommodation, meetings.
  • High level organisational and time management skills including the ability to plan, juggle priorities and working to deadlines.
  • Excellent people skills including demonstrate capacity to manage a complex array of stakeholders with sensitively and diplomacy.
  • Capacity to represent the CEOs office, model behaviors in keeping with VACCHOs values and to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Well-developed written communication skills including an ability to prepare quality documents, including general correspondence, reports and meeting minutes.
  • Self-motivated, and demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team to achieve outcomes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

If this sounds like you, please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 7th May  2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE