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VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal health in Victoria and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria. 

VACCHO was established in 1996 and represents 27 Members. VACCHO is accountable to the Aboriginal community through our Membership. The majority of ACCOs are multi-functional services with health as a key component of their role, although some solely specialise in health service delivery. By joining together under VACCHO’s umbrella, ACCOs gain strength, share knowledge and speak with a united voice.

VACCHO’s primary principles of operation are community control and self-determination of health service provision to Aboriginal people in Victoria.

 

Senior Policy Officer

• An opportunity to influence policy, and systems change
• Prominent Victorian Health & Wellbeing Organisation
• 12 months maximum term with possibility to extend

The role

Reporting to the Manager – Policy and Advocacy, this role plays a key part in the development and implementation of initiatives and policy for Aboriginal communities. This is an opportunity to influence program and system reform, by providing strategic advice to VACCHO, member organisations and Government bodies.

Within the position, you will contribute to the development of briefings, papers and reports, and foster positive relationships with key stakeholders to advocate for VACCHO’s goals and strategic priorities. This is an influential position, in which real policy and system change can be actioned, creating a measurable impact on wellbeing across Aboriginal groups.

Who you are

We are looking for someone with strong verbal and written communication skills; including the ability to write professional reports and policy, and the capacity to identify problems and create appropriate, evidence based solutions. You have the demonstrated capacity to build and maintain collaborative working relationships, influence stakeholders, and can use your organisation and planning skills to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to make a difference and support VACCHO’s members to create positive change in their communities. If this interests you, please review the Position Description and Application Form at our website www.vaccho.org.au/jobs.

To find out more about the job here is the Position Description.

To apply please email a copy of your resume and Application Form to Human Resources.


For queries about the position please contact Paula Jones-Hunt on 9411 9411. Applications close Friday 5 October.

 

Project Officer  

• Contribute to improving the outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people
• This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified position
• Full-time 12 months maximum term with possibility of extension

The Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance (The Alliance) consists of 14 Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) involved in providing out of home care services for Koori kids. They aim to advocate for, and positively influence the future of, Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria. VACCHO is the auspice agency to the Alliance.

The Alliance is entering an exciting time of growth and expansion and this is an opportunity to have a positive contribution to improving the outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria.

There is a lot to be done and we are building a team to deliver on this important work and this position will play an important role in supporting the Executive Manager. Days will be varied and you will need to bring with you strong relationship building skills, the ability to undertake research and develop documents and strong organisational skills.

We are looking for someone who has had previous experience in a project officer or program delivery position with relevant qualifications and/or experience in child and/or family services desirable.

To find out more about the job here is the Position Description.

To apply please email a copy of your resume and Application Form to Human Resources.

For queries about the position please contact Paula Jones-Hunt on 9411 9411. Applications close on 21 September 2018

 

Administration Assistant

• Administration and co-ordination
• This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified position
• Part-time (0.6 FTE) 12 months maximum term with possibility of extension

The Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance (The Alliance) consists of 14 Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) involved in providing out of home care services for Koori kids. They aim to advocate for, and positively influence the future of, Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria. VACCHO is the auspice agency to the Alliance.

We are looking for someone who loves to be challenged, is organised, pro-active, thinks outside the square and can get the job done. This is a diverse role that will involve managing the administrative duties for the team, including diary management as well as providing secretariat support to Alliance Members.
You will need to have demonstrated administration experience. Experience in coordinating meetings is desirable.

To find out more about the job here is the Position Description.

To apply please email a copy of your resume and Application Form to Human Resources.

For queries about the position please contact Paula Jones-Hunt on 9411 9411. Applications close on 21 September 2018

 

Executive Manager

• Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance Leadership role
• Full-time,12 months maximum term with the possibility of extension
• Collingwood Location

The Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance (The Alliance) consists of 14 Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) involved in providing out of home care services for Koori kids. They aim to advocate for, and positively influence the future of, Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria. VACCHO is the auspice agency to the Alliance.

The Alliance is entering an exciting time of growth and expansion and we are looking for someone who will lead and manage the Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance and support them to deliver on the vision of The Alliance. The Alliance will continue to develop effective local, regional, state-wide and national advocacy responses for policy, program and systems change to ensure better outcomes for Aboriginal children and families in Victoria.

We are looking for someone with relevant qualifications and/or experience in management with experience in Aboriginal health and wellbeing, human/social services and/or community organisations desirable.
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander people to apply.

To find out more about the job here is the Position Description.

To apply please email a copy of your resume and Application Form to Human Resources.

 

State-wide Tobacco Co-ordinator 

  • Culturally driven innovative programs
  • Be a part of the solution
  • 12 months maximum term with possibility to extend

We are looking for someone knowledgeable on tobacco control to drive community lead, and culturally driven innovative health programs that support Victorian Aboriginal communities to reduce smoking rates.

Your days will be varied, involving meetings with government departments, report writing, researching harm reduction models and strategies, or on the road working directly with our Member organisations. You will work closely with fantastic internal teams, in a very supportive office environment.

Who are you?

  • A relationship builder
  • A project manager
  • Passionate about reducing smoking rates in Victorian Aboriginal communities

Experience working with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways is essential.

To find out more about the job here is the Position Description.

To apply please email a copy of your resume and Application Form to Human Resources.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander people to apply.

VACCHO is a Smoke Free environment.

 

Clinical Trainer - Aboriginal Health Primary Healthcare Practice 

We are looking for someone to deliver training and assess competency against the Aboriginal Health Care qualifications from AQF level II to Diploma. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about health to educate the next generations of practitioners and assist in improving community health, well-being and contributing to promoting healthier lifestyles.

You will need:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (although we can assist in obtaining this for the right candidate)
  • Qualifications in health or primary health care related fields to a minimum of ACF level V
  • Clinical experience or practice in Aboriginal health or non-Aboriginal health, acute, primary or community health settings
  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

To find out more about the job here is the Position Description.

To apply please email a copy of your resume and Application Form to Human Resources.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Accounts Officer

We are looking for someone to be an accounts all-rounder. You will have exposure to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and statutory reporting. If you have experience in some areas but not in others don’t worry, we can help build your skills. Experience with Microsoft Dynamic NAV will be highly regarded.

To be successful in this role you need a can-do attitude, be great with customers (our staff and stakeholders) and have strong attention to detail.

There will also be opportunities to assist some of our member organisations and some travel may be required.

To find out more about the job here is the Position Description.

To apply please email a copy of your resume and Application Form to Human Resources.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.