Trainee Engagement & Administration Support Officer (4 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: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG1
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/688280
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $50,594 - $53,708
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: DFFH Trainee Admin positions (4) PD (Sept 2022).docx (Word, 126KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Anita Ljovic

Position Details


POSITION SUMMARY: Trainee Engagement & Administration Support Officers, Yarra Estates Employment Program (4 positions)


These positions will provide community engagement and administrative support to departmental projects and initiatives on the Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond public housing estates. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and develop new skills and capabilities within a supportive team environment.


To succeed in this role you will be:


  • Interested in community development or working with local communities.
  • Someone who likes working with other people and is a good communicator.
  • Well organised and attentive to detail.
  • Able to work confidently with different computer applications.


Applications from residents of public housing in the City of Yarra will be prioritised. Applications are particularly encouraged from members of culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD), women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Please note that applicants must apply online




The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  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.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 


For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.




Additional support for public housing residents is available through Hope for the Future. Please refer to attached position description for details


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. 


Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.


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. 


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

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

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