Senior Permanent Care Officer

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
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF4
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/690649
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $99,009 - $109,247
Job Duration: Fixed term until 29/12/2023
Attachments: 2022.11.23 690649 CYF4 Senior Permanent Care Officer PD.docx (Word, 132KB)
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Contact: Michelle Kirkpatrick
0409 387 524

Position Details

Please Note: Position is available in either Warrnambool, Portland, Horsham or Hamilton.


 Permanent CareSpecialist Services provides a permanent care program that place infants, older age children, sibling groups and children with a disability into permanent family arrangements. This role will be focused upon completion of kinship care conversion to permanent care assessments across the Wimmera South West Area. Opportunities to participate in Community applicant assessments, child profile assessments, and linking children to families will also be provided. At times, PCSS also undertake foster care conversion to permanent care assessments.

Placement Coordination Unit

The Placement Coordination Unit is responsible for coordinating all referrals from child protection for placements of children in the funded out of home care (OOHC) system:

• liaising with agencies to determine best placement for children and young peopl

• monitoring and supporting existing placements to ensure optimal placement planning

• coordinating and facilitating links between Child Protection, Agency Performance, community service organisations (CSOs), disability services and housing services as required, to ensure children and youngpeople's day to day care needs are addressed.



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 (

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

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