Direct Care Worker- Casual (Multiple 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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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Casual/Temporary
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF1
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/374268
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $57,103 - $68,694
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 374268 Position Description - Direct Care Worker CYF1 2023.docx (Word, 128KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Jessica Dobson
Ph: 0447 584 309

Position Details


Direct Care Workers provide high quality care, supervision, security and safety to children and adolescents who are residing in a secure welfare unit.


  1. Provide care, supervision, safety, security and personal support services from within a range of established procedures and local work practices.
  2. Support clients in their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development through individual and group work, structured recreational programs and activities, model appropriate behaviours and encourage, facilitate and support clients in their contact with other clients (as appropriate), families and carers, child protection workers, health and education services and other service providers.
  3. Participate in the design and implementation of programs for individuals and groups, including individual management plans and a range of personal development, recreational, vocational and living skills programs.

Please open the position description to read more.


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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