Coordinator, Community Visitors Program

The Office of the Public Advocate aims to promote and protect the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

If you are considering taking on a challenging, rewarding role that allows you to make a noticeable difference in the lives of others, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
Careers Logo
Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/2697_3035
Closing Date: 30-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Coordinator, Community Visitors Program - DJ2697, DJ3035.doc (Word, 78KB)

Contact: Rosemary Barker on (03) 9603 9572

Position Details

About us

The Office of the Public Advocate is an independent statutory office accountable to the Victorian Parliament which has been established to protect the rights and enhance the position of people with disabilities in Victoria.

The Community Visitors Program focuses on protecting the human rights of people in care via regular visits by volunteers covering three streams – disability, mental health and residential services. 

About the role

This position will have responsibility for supporting the community visitors in their allocated regions to understand their role and act in accordance with the program's policies and procedures. The program is also responsible for preparing an annual report to parliament under the Disability Act 2006, the Mental Health Act 2014 and the Supported Residential Services (Private Proprietors) Act 2010 and the Coordinator will play a role in that process.    

There are two position available – one ongoing and one fixed-term for a period of 12 months. 

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated ability and experience working in the human services sector
  • proven understanding of issues relating to disability and experience working with people with a disability and/or mental illness
  • strong communication and relationship building skills in order to achieve organisational objectives.

Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, volunteer management practices and a thorough understanding of National Volunteering Standards would be highly desirable.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.          



From here...