Manager Aboriginal Homelessness Reform

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: Homes Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/HV6SP
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2022-11-09 HV6SP VPS6 Manager Aboriginal Homelessness Reform PD.docx (Word, 360KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ling Miao
0428 229 987

Position Details


This exciting and rewarding opportunity is for an experienced manager who will lead a small dynamic team responsible for leading the development of Aboriginal homelessness policy and program initiatives. This position will report to the Director, Homelessness and Housing First Reform within the Homelessness and Housing First Unit within the Homelessness and Housing Support Branch of Homes Victoria. 

The Manager, Aboriginal Homelessness Reform is a key role and will be committed to improving housing outcomes for Aboriginal people and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Key functions of the role include leading a projects and initiatives and building strong partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community.

These functions include, but are not limited to:

  • driving key initiatives and priorities identified within Mana-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort: Every Aboriginal Person has a Home, The Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework.
  • leading Aboriginal homelessness projects and initiatives
  • leading and supporting cross government partnerships stewardship and relations
  • providing advice to ensure the needs of Aboriginal Victorians are reflected in overall reform of the Victorian Specialist Homelessness Service system.


We are looking for applicants who are:

  • committed to improving the lives of Aboriginal Victorians, with a demonstrated history of delivering successful outcomes for Aboriginal communities
  • strong leaders and people managers who can motivate a team to deliver high-quality work in a fast-paced and flexible environment
  • collaborative and can influence and negotiate with key stakeholders within government and the sector to drive shared outcomes
  • dynamic team-players with good written and verbal communication skills, committed to delivering outcomes under tight timeframes.


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.

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.


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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