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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.

 

Communications Officer - Graphic Designer

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

The Communications Officer – Graphic Designer will support the Strategic Communications Manager and Communications and Digital Services, and is primarily responsible for the graphic design of a range of assets including publications, resources, social media and campaign collateral. The role will be responsible for strengthening the visual identity of VACCHO’s external and internal facing products through creative and consistent style and branding across assets, publications and campaigns – as well as innovative design to meet the needs of target audiences.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Produce high-quality, brand-aligned assets to meet the needs of target audiences through a range of mediums including publications, social media graphics, flyers and templates.
  • Develop new and update existing assets for campaigns and communications activities as needed
  • Develop new and innovative ideas for visual communication of information e.g. infographics
  • Oversee visual style guide and provide guidance on use of logos, templates and brandings.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to develop new ideas and concepts in visually communicating information.
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines.

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 6 February 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Communications Officer - General

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

The Communications Officer – General will support the Strategic Communications Manager and Communications and Digital Services, and is primarily responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders to provide communications advice, and develop and implement strategic communications plans. The role will also support the Communications and Digital Services team through other areas including internal communications, writing, social media, website and media when required.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Consult with teams and units to develop, oversee and coordinate communications plans.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to understand communications gaps and needs, and provide strategic communications advices as needed.
  • Developing content, key messages and communications packages for various channels.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years’ experience in a relevant role
  • Demonstrated knowledge and working experience in communications and digital teams
  • Exceptional writing, editing and verbal skills. and ability to translate complex information
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 6 February 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Communications Officer - Campaigns 

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

The Communications Officer – Campaigns will support the Strategic Communications Manager and Communications and Digital Services, and is primarily responsible for developing and implementing campaigns across areas including advocacy and other programs. They will play an integral part in strengthening the voice of VACCHO through developing and delivering high-impact and multi-channel campaigns.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Develop, oversee and coordinate organisation-wide campaign calendar.
  • Conceptualise, design and implement high impact campaign plans and activities from end-to-end.
  • Identify and pitch new campaign ideas, approaches and opportunities.
  • Work closely with Policy and Research unit to develop advocacy campaigns.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years’ experience in a relevant role.
  • Demonstrated advocacy campaign management experience including the ability to develop and execute multi-channel plans to improve engagement and impact discussion.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience using Microsoft applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) combined with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 6 February 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Communications Officer - Media Advisor 

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

The Communications Officer – Media Advisor will support the Strategic Communications Manager, Communications and Digital Services team activities, and is primarily responsible for media requests, relations and advice, preparing media releases, editorials, media kits, key messages and talking points, facilitating media training, monitoring media and proactively identifying media opportunities. In addition, the role will support the development of multimedia products including video, podcasts and photo, and other communications projects and areas as needed including social and digital media.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Develop, coordinate and deliver media plans to raise profile of organisation initiatives.
  • Facilitate, prioritise and provide advice on media and speaking engagement requests.
  • Monitor media landscape to identify media and campaign opportunities and potential risks
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a range of media and stakeholders

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years’ experience in a relevant role.
  • Skills and experience developing and implementing proactive and reactive media plans.
  • Exceptional writing, editing and verbal skills, and ability to translate complex information
  • Exceptional writing, editing and verbal skills, and ability to translate complex information.

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 6 February 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Manager, Research

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

This role provides operational management and leadership to the research team, as well as identifying and responding to emerging research priorities, including developing and leading the research strategy. The role will work closely with the Executive Director - Policy and Research in supporting VACCHO’s new strategic goal of being a ‘strong voice’ to influence positive change for the Aboriginal health and wellbeing sector. This position will work with the Executive Director - Policy and Research to set the organisation’s strategy for research, and work alongside VACCHO Members and Aboriginal leadersto ensure Aboriginal voice is heard to set the Victorian health and wellbeing agenda, in relation to leading research, identifying best practice and enhancing research capability across VACCHO Members, and where applicable, with the Victorian Aboriginal Research Accord Project (VARAP), more broadly across the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) sector.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and lead the implementation of the VACCHO Strategic Plan, which entails delivering upon the Victorian Aboriginal Research
  • Develop ways of working to ensure all VACCHO research priorities and approaches are informed by evidence-based practice, knowledge and research.
  • Produce a wide range of high-quality written outputs for various audiences including well targeted research submissions, reports, research policy briefings, research specific position papers, blogs and other outputs
  • To maintain and further develop relationships with politicians, policy makers, the sector and other external agencies to influence the Government agenda and ensure the best possible operating environment for VACCHO and its Members to enhance research capability to inform policy measures.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in public health, research, policy or other relevant field.
  • Experience and background in research analysis.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional stakeholder-engagement and relationship building skills underpinned by a proven ability to develop clear and considered advocacy strategies

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 6 February 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Research Accord Project Officer

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

About the opportunity
The Research Project officer will support a project to progress towards the development of a Victorian Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Accord. The ‘Accord’ may include research principles and priorities to guide interactions between the Aboriginal community, researchers and other stakeholders when conducting research related to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and communities in Victoria. The project will also audit current Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) mechanisms for review of research related to Aboriginal health and wellbeing in Victoria, and review mechanisms in place elsewhere, to inform development of an Aboriginal HREC or other mechanisms by which ethics review of research could improve the way research is conducted. The role will also develop and implement systems to help VACCHO manage its ongoing engagement with research stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in the public consultation with the Aboriginal community and with research stakeholders including universities, research institutes, Human Research Ethics Committees and government to inform the development of a Victorian Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Accord.
  • Record VACCHO research participation and research outcomes and outputs.
  • Produce an audit of current Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) mechanisms forreview of research related to Aboriginal health and wellbeing in Victoria.
  • Review options for training to support research and evaluation activities and ethical review of research.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated capacity to: 
    •  manage consultation with stakeholders
    • conduct desktop literature reviews 
    • synthesise consultation and other findings/evidence and produce reports

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 6 February 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning Officer

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

About the opportunity
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer will work with project teams in the Population Health Unit and with the Strategic Projects and Evaluation Coordinator, to embed monitoring, evaluation and learning in VACCHO programs, projects and services. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer will play a key role in fostering a learning and continuous quality improvement culture within VACCHO. This role will have a particular focus on supporting MEL activities in the Aboriginal Cancer Journey Program, as well as contribute to organisational MEL activities more broadly.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Support project teams with the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks.
  • Contribute to organisational MEL systems and processes, including supporting reporting against VACCHO’s Outcomes Framework, to measure the progress and impact of implementing VACCHO’s Strategic Plan: On Solid Ground.
  • Work with project teams to ensure monitoring and evaluation activities translates into learning, continuous quality improvement and strengthened accountability.
  • Support project teams with culturally appropriate tool development, data collection, analysis and reporting as required.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks, tools, systems, and processes. Knowledge of Aboriginal approaches to MEL and knowledge creation is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience of working alongside, coaching and training staff to improve measurement systems and embed the practice of continuous quality improvement
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 6 February 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Graduate Data Engineer

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

About the opportunity

We are seeking a Graduate Data Engineer professional to join our Data and Analytics team, and who is eager to learn and develop their career with VACCHO, to support our VACCHO team and the broader Member organisations. 

Working within the newly created Health Information Technology Unit, you will be assisting in various projects, involving Engineering, Migration, and Warehousing. You’ll develop your skills in the Azure environment and will help support the development of our data and information asset across a range of subject areas in health and wellbeing.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Assist in the development of data integrations from various source systems, including cloud based and on-premise systems
  • Identify and improve processes for data entry and data quality of key data assets
  • Work closely with VACCHO data champions and Members to better understand and maintain focus on their data and reporting needs
  • Apply critical thinking of data flows and data requirements across VACCHO and its Members to contribute to strong data management practices

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in statistics, epidemiology, public health, health data science, health information or in a related discipline or equivalent experience in business analysis/ data interpretation
  • Practical experience with modern analytical tools such as Tableau, PowerBI or Qlik Sense
  • Ability to build excellent rapport to enhance acceptance of change and coach/partner with teams that may have lower data literacy
  • Analytical problem-solver, able to anticipate issues and suggest creative ideas or solutions that streamline operations, resolve concerns, and improve efficiency

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 9 January 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

AOD & Mental Health Trainer 

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

About the opportunity
We are looking for trainers who lead by example and demonstrate outstanding facilitation and learner support skills. 

The position is responsible for coordinating, delivering, for AQF level Ill to Diploma Community Services qualifications to aspiring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

The position is responsible for designing, delivering, assessing and developing training materials and resources for AOD and mental health related accredited and non-accredited training, to aspiring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people who work in roles supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Facilitating and contributing to the development, delivery, assessment, validation, and moderations of accredited training programs from the Community Services and related training packages, as well as non-accredited training courses.
  • Meeting requirements for student and general administration tasks including record keeping associated with the delivery of training programs and assessment for students, including posting results and conducting other student administration in line with organisation, funding and registration body requirements, including the Student and Learning Management Systems.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • 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).
  • A minimum TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.
  • Completion of CHCSS00093 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skills Set.
  • Recent and relevant industry experience, and willingness to share your experience with our students.

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 2 January 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Counselling Services Trainer 

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

About the opportunity
The position is responsible for coordinating, delivering, assessing and developing training materials and resources for AQF level Ill to Diploma Community Services qualifications to aspiring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Delivery of accredited training in counselling, family services, AOD and other community services programs, with tasks such as:
    • 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.
  • Meeting student and general administration requirements associated with the delivery of training programs and assessment finalisation for students:
    • Posting results and conducting other student administration in line with organisation, funding and registration body requirements.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.
  • A qualification in community services, behavioural sciences, social work or psychology (minimum of Diploma level) and/or extensive experience and demonstrated ability in a community services role.
  • Experience working in Aboriginal Healthcare focusing on case management and community support programs.
  • Experience working in a vocational training role delivering accredited qualifications and/or units of competency.
  • High level written communication skills including an ability to develop high quality learning resources (paper-based, online)

 

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 10 October 2021 

The position description can be downloaded HERE

 

Community Services Trainer 

  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

About the opportunity
The position is responsible for coordinating, delivering, assessing and developing training materials and resources for AQF level Ill to Diploma Community Services qualifications to aspiring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Delivery of accredited training in counselling, family services, AOD and other community services programs, with tasks such as:
    • 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
  • Meeting student and general administration requirements associated with the delivery of training programs and assessment finalisation for students:
    • Posting results and conducting other student administration in line with organisation, funding and registration body requirements.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent
  • A qualification in community services, behavioural sciences, social work or psychology (minimum of Diploma level) and/or extensive experience and demonstrated ability in a community services role.
  • Experience working in Aboriginal Healthcare focusing on case management and community support programs.
  • Experience working in a vocational training role delivering accredited qualifications and/or units of competency.
  • High level written communication skills including an ability to develop high quality learning resources (paper-based, online).

How to apply HERE

Applications close: COB 2 January 2022

The position description can be downloaded HERE