Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Engagement - Strategic Planning & Service Development Unit

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

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/DHHS/N/377579
Closing Date: 20-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: Until 20 April 2018
Attachments: Senior Advisor Aboriginal Engagement PD 377579.doc (Word, 1.17MB)

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Contact: Andrew Weightman - Planning Manager
03 5434 5861

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): Bendigo

Position Summary:

Are you committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Victorians and forming strong relationships across an organisation to build capability in working in culturally safe and responsive ways?

Senior Advisors, Aboriginal Engagement are designated special measure roles that provide critical cultural links with Aboriginal communities and the organisation to support the:

  • Management of stakeholder and community relationships to build partnerships that enhance wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians
  • Promotion of inclusion and access to culturally responsive service provision for all Aboriginal Victorians
  • Provision of Aboriginal cultural advice and guidance 


Position Closes Sunday 20 August 2018



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, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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