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 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: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/550086
Closing Date: 24-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: until 28/02/2020
Attachments: 2019-01-10 PD Policy Officer VPS4.doc (Word, 972KB)
Job Specification

2019-01-10 PD Policy Officer VPS4.pdf (PDF, 287KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Poonam Fernandes
03 9096 7042

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 X Fixed Term, Full Time until 28/02/2020

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

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Principal Policy Manager this Policy Officer role will provide operational policy and implementation solutions relating to the introduction of the Victorian Disability Worker Registration Scheme (DWRS) on 1 July 2020. The position is responsible for assisting in the development of high quality operational policy solutions, process mapping and documentation which are consistent with the Disability Services Safeguards Act 2018 and relating to the development of systems for the registration and accreditation of Victoria's disability workforce.

Are you:

  • Knowledgeable in regulatory principles and experienced in writing policy, procedures and process maps?
  • A great team player who can work with multiple senior members to produce high quality work within tight inflexible timeframes?
  • Great at communicating with and engaging stakeholders to leverage information and expertise?


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: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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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