Targeted Care Package Key Worker

Out of Home Care · Bairnsdale, Victoria
Department Out of Home Care
Employment Type Fulltime - Fixed term
Minimum Experience Experienced

If you are passionate, driven, resilient and articulate we would like to hear from you. This role will be at times challenging but highly rewarding. This will see you work with a multitude of people with varying social economic status. You will be working as part of a team that is committed, supportive and innovative with excellent training opportunities. This role will see you providing direct support to children and young people in the Out of Home Care system along with their carers, extended family and social networks.

Organisational Profile

Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative Ltd (GEGAC) is a community controlled not-for-profit Organisation with proud history that is dated back to 1972.

GEGAC provides a full range of holistic services for Aboriginal people that includes but is not limited to medical, housing, Community wellbeing, family support, education, employment and most importantly a place of cultural connection and representation for all Aboriginal people.

Some of the many benefits of working at GEGAC include salary packaging, novated leasing, access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP), flexible working arrangements and access to Medical/Dental services.

Position Purpose

 This is a position to case manage children / young people as they transition out of residential care and reside in placements where their needs are better met. The objectives of the position are:

  • To provide high quality culturally inclusive case management to Aboriginal children who are supported by a Targeted Care Package.
  • To achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children in out of home care by having a creative, flexible and optimistic approach that is focused on developing new solutions.
  • To ensure an active and collaborative care team approach to delivering the packages, which brings together cross-sector organisations and programs as well as to focus on a common agenda that results in long lasting change for children in care.
  • To contribute to program development and ensure adherence to the relevant DHHS Registration Standards and GEGAC Policies and Procedures 

Key Selection Criteria  

  • Demonstrated understanding of challenges experienced by Aboriginal clients and commitment to providing a culturally appropriate service.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously to develop, implement & manage effective case plans for multiple children or young people simultaneously
  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma & its impact on the development & behaviour of children
  • Understanding of the complex care needs of children & young people living in Out of Home Care
  • Knowledge of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • Ability to prepare high-quality reports, maintain accurate records & use computer-based technologies for administrative practices
  • Ability to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances & organisational requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of support groups available in the local areas for Carers


Qualifications and Registrations Requirement (Essential or Desirable).

  • Victorian Driver’s License   ESSENTIAL
  • Diploma of Community Services ESSENTIAL
  • A person of Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander background   DESIRABLE
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccinated to align with mandatory vaccination directive applying to authorised workers    ESSENTIAL

How to apply for this job

A copy of the position description can be obtained below, at GEGAC reception 03 5150 0700 or by emailing

Position Description -  TCP Key Worker PD .pdf

Or by following the below link for all GEGAC’s current vacancies.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria for shortlisting. Any applications that have not addressed the key selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Application forms should be emailed to

Or posted to: 

Human Resources
Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative
PO Box 634
Bairnsdale Vic 3875

Applications close 5pm Sunday 2nd April 2023.

No late applications will be considered.

A valid Working with Children Check and Police check is mandatory to work in this organisation.

"this advertisement is pursuant to the 'special measures' provision at section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)".

Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

  • Location
    Bairnsdale, Victoria
  • Department
    Out of Home Care
  • Employment Type
    Fulltime - Fixed term
  • Minimum Experience