Who we are;

The Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative (BDAC) is an ACCO (Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation) registered as a member under the umbrella of VACCHO (Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation) and represented nationally through NACCHO (National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation).

BDAC provides a range of specialist services for clients based primarily in the Dja Dja Wurrung including Health and Wellbeing services, Family and Community Services and Corporate services.

Position Objective;

The Team Leader will lead a team of five staff within the Mutjang bupuwingarrak mukman Program (a Dja Dja Wurrung name meaning “keeping our kids safe”) The position will have oversite of 36 children authorised to BDAC under section 18 of the Children’s, Youth and Families Act 2005.

The Team Leader will hold the responsibility to ensure administration of the Children Youth and Families Act as well as adherence to other relevant policies and procedures. This position will at times require after hour’s work and will take part in a rostered on-call service.

What we are offering;

  • $92,694 - $96,804 (depending on skills and qualifications)
  • Full Time, 38hrs
  • Ongoing contract  
  • Access to Salary Packaging 
  • 10.0% Superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Onsite parking

Some of the Key Responsibilities;

  • Lead and supervise a team of staff working from a strengths approach.
  • Exercise a wide range of authorities and legal delegations under section 18 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and other specific delegations and functions including adherence to relevant practice standards.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, ongoing communication and successful negotiations with all key stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Monitor and review key performance indicators to ensure effective service delivery with a focus on continual improvement.
  • Use and coach staff to use a range of IT/web-based applications to manage workflow, approvals and collection of information in accordance with guidelines and privacy principles.

How to Apply;

If this role sounds like you, then apply by addressing the key selection criteria questions below, send us a copy of your CV, along with your cover letter to [email protected] by 27th October 2021, 5pm. 

                        Key Selection Criteria 

  • Understanding of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) environment and the local Aboriginal Community.
  • An understanding of and commitment to strength-based practice.
  • Highly developed skills and commitment to supervision and performance management.
  • Expert knowledge and ability administer, the Children Youth and Families Act 2005 and the Child Wellbeing Act 2005 particularly relating to Aboriginal children and families.
  • Demonstrated self-care and resilience to supporting staff working with children and families in crisis and have experienced trauma.
  • Proven skills in risk assessment decision making in high pressure and time sensitive circumstances.
  • Ability to prepare and oversee the preparation of high-quality documentation for a range of audiences.
  • Mandatory  Qualifications - A recognised Social Work degree or a recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent) and includes:
    • A primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma
    • Supervised fieldwork placements (ideally completed within the child and family welfare sector) and at least one unit of study in case management, case work practice or counselling

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

For more information about this position check out the position description or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or [email protected] 

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

Previous applicants need not to apply