Senior Project Officer - Restorative Engagement Program X 2 positions

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/CFCD/691349A
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: Fixed term until 30th June 2024
Attachments: 2023-01-13 691349-691350 PD VPS 5 Senior Project Officer Restorative Engagement Program.docx (Word, 130KB)
Job Specification

2023-01-13 691349-691350 PD VPS 5 Senior Project Officer Restorative Engagement Program.pdf (PDF, 194KB)
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Contact: Leanne McGaw
0436 916 550 /

Position Details

The Senior Project Officer will work with the Principal Policy Officer to design and support implementation of a new Direct Personal Response (DPR) program for people who settle a civil child abuse claim against the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (the department). The new program will provide parity with and draw upon key principles underpinning the Victorian Government DPR Program which is a key component of the National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. The Senior Project Officer will work proactively to undertake research, data analysis, co-design with people with living experience, and consultation with key stakeholders to develop documents and implement a new evidence-based policy and program. 


1. Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:

 (a) Undertaking research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.

 (b) Managing projects or sub-projects and being accountable for the successful delivery and completion of the projects/sub-projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.

 (c) Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.

2. Provide authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.

3. Contribute to the development of policy and initiatives that meet government and departmental objectives within resourcing, timeline, and budget parameters.

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The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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