Client Support 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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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)

Job Details
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Department: Family Safety Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Geelong - Barwon area
Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/601497
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2023-1-23 VPS 3 PD 601497 Client Support Officer, Barwon.docx (Word, 233KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jo Blair
0447 048 252

Position Details

THE ROLE

The Client Support Officer provides a first point of contact for people accessing the services of The Orange Door (Support and Safety Hub).  Operating within the Hub Support Team, the Client Support Officer will respond to face-to-face, electronic and telephone enquiries from members of the public and partner agencies, providing responsive and timely advice and connections to services. The position will work closely with the Hub workforce to address client needs at first contact and provide tailored responses to client enquiries.

The ability to respond effectively and inclusively to clients accessing the services of the Hub, and to demonstrate honesty and integrity in all interactions, underpins success in this role.

Are you

  • Committed to providing high quality service delivery to clients?
  • Able to communicate sensitively and effectively in complex and challenging situations?
  • A high performing team player with a collaborative approach?

ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE

  1. Support the Hub Manager and broader Hub workforce in delivering client-focused objectives as aligned with strategic policy directions for Family Safety Victoria.
  2. Competently and sensitively prioritise tasks to provide optimal service delivery to clients.
  3. Exercise advanced interpersonal communication skills in response to diverse presentations of client needs, including sensitivity to changes in behavioural presentation and indicators of risk and aggression.

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.

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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