Senior Project 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: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/NND/518418A
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: Up to 30/06/2019
Attachments: VPS-5 Senior Project Officer 518418 (Oct 2018).doc (Word, 978KB)
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Contact: Marisa Gustowski
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Position Details


This role provides oversight of quality and compliance monitoring for disability services in the North Division. The focus of this role is to implement and manage quality improvement and risk management systems to improve the experience of people with a disability and implementation of new service system improvements. In particular, the role will support the North Division to work with the Disability Services Commissioner to improve safeguards and services for Victorians with a disability.


Are you


  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach both internally and to a range of external bodies? 
  • An analytical, systems thinker who can drive, oversee, monitor and deliver the portfolio work/projects in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines?
  • Able to problem solve and self-manage? 


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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