Senior Project Officer, Child Protection Unit

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CFDO/483813A
Closing Date: 20-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: Until 6 November 2018
Attachments: 483813 PD Senior Project Officer Dec.2017.doc (Word, 991KB)
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483813 PD Senior Project Officer Dec.pdf (PDF, 293KB)
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Contact: Beth Allen

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1
Position Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work as part of a team and in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to deliver on the government's commitment to Aboriginal self-determination and self-management, as outlined in the vision of the Aboriginal Children's Forum, Roadmap for Reform and Beyond Good Intentions.

A Senior Project Officer is sought to join a project team that works with stakeholders to support ACCOs to assume increased responsibility for vulnerable Aboriginal children, including those in out-of-home care. Based in the Child Protection unit, the project will be overseen by a governance group that includes the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People and representatives from Aboriginal services.


This is a fixed term opportunity, to November 2018, working in an area that will make a difference in the lives of Victorian Aboriginal children and young people, families and Aboriginal communities.


Are you


  • A person with experience in delivering strategic projects
  • A good communicator, able to interact and negotiate with different types of people?
  • Experienced in or knowledgeable about Victoria's statutory child protection system?


Previous candidates will be considered and not need to re-apply.


How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
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