Senior Policy Officer

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CFDO/542523
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: until October 2019
Attachments: PD Senior Policy Officer_542523.doc (Word, 948KB)
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PD Senior Policy Officer_542523.pdf (PDF, 269KB)
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Contact: Peter Van Vliet
03 9096 1571

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 X Fixed Term, Full Time until Oct 2019

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 

Position Summary:

The roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created a new interface for Victoria's housing, health and mental health services. This role will support these mainstream services to effectively engage with the NDIS during the transition period and to identify and manage issues and risks as they emerge. Using your experience in change management and demonstrated policy skills, you will support these mainstream services and their readiness to effectively engage with the NDIS.

Are you:

  • Able to effectively engage and support key stakeholders through a significant program of change?
  • A strong communicator, with high level written and verbal communication skills?
  • A strategic thinker with excellent policy analysis skills?

People with disablity are strongly encouraged to 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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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.

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