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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.

 

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

 

Mentor Support Officers- Traineeships

Are you eager to invest in others and provide mentorship and support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people embarking on a Traineeship.
Well, this may be the job for you!!

The VACCHO Traineeship Program provides training and support to Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Victoria to complete a Nationally Recognised Accredited Qualification.

The Traineeship Program aims to energise the Victorian Aboriginal workforce, create career pathways, and build the capacity of organisations to provide culturally appropriate services to their community.

 

This position is a 12-month funded contract aimed to support, mentor and empower several individuals undertaking a Traineeship Position across Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) sector in Victoria. This role will include travel.

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.

If this sounds like an adventure, you are willing to embark on, please apply with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this supportive role will be for you by COB 14th April 2021. Please apply HERE and download the position description from HERE

 

 

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!

please apply HERE with your resume and cover letter detailing why you believe this is the role for you by 9th April  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.

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.

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 9th April  2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE

 

VACCHO Traineeships Position

Are you keen to earn while you learn? Well, this may be the job for you!!

VACCHO is currently looking for several Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people to come work with us whilst attaining a Nationally Recognised Accredited Qualification. 

This is an entry-level program, which involves study in a Certificate III or higher (No prior qualification required). You will undertake a broad range of administrative functions related to the Certificate you partake in and we will work collaboratively with you to ensure you receive the best outcome.

This position is a 12-month funded contract aimed to empower members of our community to enter the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) sector.

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.

If this sounds like an adventure, you’re willing to embark on, please apply with your resume and cover letter HERE detailing why you believe this traineeship program will be a great fit for you by COB 15th April 2021

The Position Description can be downloaded HERE and an Application form can be downloaded from HERE and sent to employment@vaccho.org.au to apply.

 

Executive Director, Social and Emotional Wellbeing Centre

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

We are seeking an Executive Director, to head up the Aboriginal Centre of Excellence in Social Emotional Well Being.

The establishment of the Victorian Aboriginal Centre of Excellence in Social and Emotional Wellbeing will be established by VACCHO in partnership with Aboriginal peoples and Communities across Victoria. It will be a Centre for Aboriginal people, managed by Aboriginal people.  

This position will be responsible for leading, implementing and operationalising The Centre as well as leading development and change management activities that focus on implementing current VACCHO programs into The Centre. It will also oversee the implementation of all Aboriginal Social Emotional Wellbeing Royal Commission recommendations. 

The Centre will be based in Melbourne, although its location will be accessible to ACCO staff and Community Members from regional, rural, and remote Victoria. It will be based in its own premises, the location and design of which will reflect and support the work of the Centre. The Centre’s activities will be organised into five Pillars including:

  • Promotion and Prevention
  • Best Practice in SEWB Services
  • Workforce Development
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Policy and Advocacy

The role will also manage the following state-wide programs and support the change management process in merging the following teams that currently sit within the Population Health and Sector Development. These are:

  • Social & Emotional Wellbeing
  • Koori Mental Health
  • Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership
  • Drug and Alcohol

The position of the Executive Director is to lead The Centres programs in accordance with VACCHO’s goals, strategies, and objectives, underpinned by the principles of self-determination, to improve services that directly improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Victoria.

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 15th April  2021. The position description for this role can be downloaded HERE