Disability Family Violence Initiative Liaison 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 DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

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: Community Services
Classification: DDSO4
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DHHS/ED/398889
Closing Date: 27-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $81,808 - $88,897
Job Duration: until 28/6/2019
Attachments: DDSO4 COSI Disability Family Violence Crisis Initiative Liaison Officer 398889 Feb 2018.doc (Word, 986KB)
Job Specification

DDSO4 COSI Disability Family Violence Crisis Initiative Liaison Officer 398889 Feb 2018.pdf (PDF, 292KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Rebecca Fitzsimons

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
Negotiable across East Division
Position Summary:


The Disability Family Violence Initiative is a state-wide initiative that provides supports to women and/or children with disabilities who are escaping family violence. The DFVI Liaison Officer is responsible for the state-wide promotion of the Initiative including developing partnerships with a wide range of Disability and Family Violence professionals. The Liaison officer will manage referrals from family violence workers for crisis funding and administer the funding arrangements during this year. The Liaison Officer will also be responsible for coordinating the training and support needs of others.


Are you


  • passionate about supporting people with disabilities experiencing family violence?
  • committed to developing partnerships with disability and family violence services?
  • analytical and a good problem solver, and client centred in your approach?


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.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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