Director, Aboriginal Strategy and Oversight

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 people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

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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: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/SR/376034
Closing Date: 24-Oct-2021
Salary Range: $199,014 - $257,111
Job Duration: until 14 October 2022
Attachments: 2021-10-08 PD - Director, Aboriginal Strategy and Oversight.docx (Word, 267KB)
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Contact: Christina Dickinson
e., 0402079092

Position Details


The Director leads the Aboriginal Strategy & Oversight Branch, working collaboratively across the department and in partnership with Aboriginal stakeholders to promote and deliver lasting Aboriginal wellbeing outcomes and facilitate self-determination for Aboriginal organisations and communities in all that we do. You play a key leadership role in the delivery and implementation of Korin Korin Balit-Djak, the department's Aboriginal health, wellbeing and safety strategic plan, and its associated governance and oversight. You support the Senior Executive Director in the leadership of the division and participate in key advisory and governing bodies, projects and connection with community and other key stakeholders.

Why work with us?

  • We do work that matters – we work to embed cultural safety and self-determination in all that we do so that Aboriginal communities are empowered to make decisions that improve health, wellbeing safety
  • We value Aboriginal ways of knowing and doing – Aboriginal staff are valued for their cultural knowledge and lived experience
  • We provide an inclusive and supportive workplace to grow and develop your career, including career mobility in the VPS and a range of  learning and development opportunities
  • The department has a dedicated Aboriginal workforce strategy and Aboriginal Staff Network
  • We provide flexible work options including a hybrid working model
  • You will have access to a culturally safe employee wellbeing and support program that offer holistic services including counselling, finance assist, and career assist as well as support for your family members to access counselling.
  • Voluntarily salary packaging options are available 

Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the SPECIAL MEASURES PROVISION of S12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act (VIC).



Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

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 further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <>

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