Project Officer, Aboriginal Strategy Unit

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: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Greater Melbourne
Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/525844B
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: to 13/10/2023
Attachments: 2023-01-11 525844 VPS4 Project Officer position description.docx (Word, 230KB)


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Contact: Wayne Freeman
0448 926 905

Position Details

THE ROLE

The Project Officer role in the Aboriginal Strategy Unit will provide project, program and policy support to implement key aspects of Dhelk Dja; Safe our Way – Strong Cultures, Strong Peoples, Strong Families and support its associated governance structures including the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum and Sub Groups. Critical projects to deliver in the next 12 months include the development of an Aboriginal Industry Plan for Family Violence, Aboriginal Access Points service design and implementation of the Dhelk Dja Fund. The Project Officer is required to perform important project management, logistical and administrative functions to ensure that projects and funding aligned to Dhelk Dja are implemented in a timely matter that reflects Aboriginal community priorities. 

ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE. 

  1. Provide project and logistical support for a number of projects, programs and consultation processes aligned to Dhelk Dja.
  2. Maintain close liaison and effective relationships with Aboriginal community, service and Government stakeholders.
  3. Responsible for logistical and administrative tasks including venue and accommodation bookings and catering related to the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum and its related governance structures.

Please open the position description to read more. 

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS POLICY

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.

A SPECIAL MEASURE PROVISION APPLIES TO THIS ROLE
The Equal Opportunity Act 2010, provides for lawful 'Special Measure' provisions, therefore the following has been applied to this role. 

This is a Designated role - Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

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) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> 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 (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.


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