Senior Policy Officer, Children and Families Reform

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

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Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/531364
Closing Date: 22-Aug-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2018-08-08 PD 531364 Senior Policy Officer VPS5.doc (Word, 973KB)
Job Specification

2018-08-08 PD 531364 Senior Policy Officer VPS5.pdf (PDF, 76KB)
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Contact: Rosemary Ebel
(03) 9096 2582

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x 3 month fixed term, full time (76 hours per fortnight)

Office Location:
Level 10, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary:

Working in the Children and Families Reform Unit you will develop and contribute to key policy initiatives relating to systems design and reform of the child and family services whole-of-system. This includes connecting reforms across Support and Safety Hubs, Family Services, Child Protection and Out of Home Care.

Are you

  • A team player with strong policy skills who is capable of using new ways of thinking and innovative approaches to help achieve better outcomes for children, young people and families?
  • Able to produce briefing, policy and project information in a timely manner and to a high standard to help meet reform deliverables?
  • Open to new ideas, ways of thinking and collaboration to achieve better outcomes for children and young people?


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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