Dhelk Dja Regional Coordinator, Southern Metro

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 - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/CW/381762AA
Closing Date: 19-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2023-01-18 PD 381762 VPS4 Dhelk Dja Regional Coordinator.docx (Word, 231KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Matthew Munforte
0438 330 034

Position Details


The Dhelk Dja Regional Coordinator, Southern Metro is central to supporting the Southern Metro Dhelk Dja Action Group in its work toward developing community led initiatives and actions aimed at preventing, reducing and responding to family violence in Aboriginal communities. The Dhelk Dja Regional Coordinator promotes the Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way – Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families, Victoria's Aboriginal 10 Year Family Violence Agreement within local and regional communities, with Aboriginal and mainstream organisations and across government departments. They facilitate and assist in the development of community-based responses to family violence.


  1. Enhance, strengthen and empower local Aboriginal communities by assisting the Dhelk Dja Action Group to develop a range of strategies and plans to address family violence issues. This will include coordinated planning, networking, community education, advocacy and project development.
  2. Support the Dhelk Dja Action Group to implement strategies and plans and assist delivery within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
  3. Provide secretariat support to the Dhelk Dja Action Group meetings by assisting in meeting coordination, venue hire and catering as well as preparing agendas and taking minutes.

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.

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