Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Engagement

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: North West - Mildura
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/332151
Closing Date: 23-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MalleeSeniorAdvisor-AboriginalEngagementVPS-5.doc (Word, 987KB)
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Contact: Matthew Duggan
(03) 9412 5313

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

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Position Summary:


How to Apply:

As part of the Population Health, Planning and Aboriginal Engagement Branch, North Division this position contributes to the DHHS strategic directions of earlier and more connected support, and local solutions. The position aims to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities through the development of opportunities for social and economic participation and to create opportunities for individuals and families to build better lives and achieve their potential by participating in the community and economy.The role focuses on leading the delivery of agreed key projects and initiatives, in collaboration with community, inter-sectoral and whole-of-government stakeholders and staff, continuous service monitoring, models of service delivery and a focus on innovative approaches to greater Aboriginal health, outcomes, in collaboration with Aboriginal community and Aboriginal agencies and the broader health sector. This includes enacting place-based approaches which consider the unique characteristics and interactions of people and place when designing and implementing interventions and or investment in a given location or community.

Are you

  • An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person with skills and experience in engaging with communities to achieve outcomes?
  • Committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities?
  • Capable of forming strong relationships across an organisation to build capability to work in culturally safe and responsive ways?
  • Able to work in complexity and support the department to deliver innovative and culturally responsive services?



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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