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Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care, Practice Leader – Full Time

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative – Engagement & Family Services now have the following vacancy.

  • Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care, Practice Leader
  • Full time, 38 hours per week

As Rumbalara take on the responsibilities for children on child protection orders, there exists a challenging and exciting role to support the development of the ACAC approach to child protection work. The Practice Leader will work with Rumbalara, the Community and the ACAC program to develop and document the practice approach.

The Practice Leader will support the program in the aspects of undertaking child protection work within the ACAC program, including documentation, working with children and families using Culture and connection to promote safety and wellbeing, administration of the Children Youth Family Act, supporting staff to understand risks, promote safety and holistic development of children. The Practice Leader will take a leading role demonstrating skilful engagement with children and families and mentor and support staff to develop these skills.

What you need to apply?

  • A recognised Social Work degree or a behavioural related degree which includes a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably a practical component such as counselling or case work practices and/or extensive experience working in this sector.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Culture and ability to apply Cultural practice across all aspects of the program.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing direction and good practice to staff undertaking child protection work in the program.
  • Evidence of your Covid-19 Vaccination Status
  • Current Working with Children’s Check and a satisfactory police check
  • Driver’s license, without restriction


  • $96,793 Annually (depending on qualifications and/or experience)
  • 10% Superannuation with choice of fund
  • Salary Packaging is a benefit of $15,900 available for Part or Full Time Employees
  • Access to free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Potential for relocation allowanceChristmas bonus day and NAIDOC day
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Where possible, flexible work arrangements

The successful applicant will be subject to reference and background checks including National Police Check.

For further information or to apply, please email: [email protected] or visit

Your application must include: Your current resume, and a cover letter outlining the key selection criteria

Applications will close once a suitable candidate is sourced.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

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Job Details

  • Role Category
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Location Regional Victoria
  • Job Posted 05/08/2022
  • Application Close
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