Project Support 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: Family Safety Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/CW/532120
Closing Date: 26-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2022-06-10 PD 532120 - VPS3 - Project Support Officer.docx (Word, 223KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Wayne Freeman
0448 926 905

Position Details


  • Maintain close liaison and effective relationships with Aboriginal community, community service organisations and Government stakeholders.
  • Support logistical and administrative tasks including venue and accommodation bookings and catering related to the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum and its related governance structures.
  • Provide secretariat functions as required to support the coordination and preparation of agendas, submissions and associated documents for governance entities and other key meetings, in adherence with defined timeframes and with appropriate quality assurance undertaken.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Project Support Officer, Aboriginal Strategy Unit on an Ongoing - Full-time basis in Aboriginal Strategy Unit.

This unit drives a whole of government partnership approach building on Aboriginal self-determination.  This takes place through strong engagement and collaborative approaches with Aboriginal communities, services, government and sector stakeholders to support the implementation of Dhelk Dja (Safe our Way) – Strong Cultures, Strong Peoples, Strong Families 10 Year Family Violence Agreement; the Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations and family violence initiatives. 

In addition, the unit will:

  • Lead the design and development of strategies and action plans aligned to Dhelk Dja that deliver against agreed community and government objectives. 

Oversee the establishment of strategic policy projects, program delivery through innovation and partnership, frameworks to coordinate and monitor the implementation of Dhelk Dja actions, Royal Commission recommendations and budget initiatives across government

Are you interested in a diverse career? Do you want to be involved in shaping government programs and help to deliver better outcomes for the community?To qualify for the Project Support Officer, you must:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Be prepared to undertake a National Police History Check.
  • Not have received a voluntary package from the Victorian Public Service in the last three years.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Planning and organising: identify processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal; identifies more and less critical activities and operates accordingly, reviewing and adjusting as required.
  2. Service excellence: aims to exceed targets; sets personal standards of excellence and measures outcomes against them; strives to deliver outcomes in a timely manner; looks for new or more precise ways of meeting goals set by others; maintains quality in the face of time pressure.
  3. Self-management: accepts responsibilities for own actions; focuses on the most important goals; has a realistic and balanced view of own strengths and weaknesses; recognises own feelings and personal prejudices and understands why they occur.

This is a Designated role - Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply, as per the Special Measures provision in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

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

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which 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) based on Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No. 8) directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.


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 (

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