Advocate Guardian

The Office of the Public Advocate aims to promote and protect the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

If you are considering taking on a challenging, rewarding role that allows you to make a noticeable difference in the lives of others, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ2710_DJ5176_DJ8822
Closing Date: 31-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $101,935
Job Duration: 1 x ongoing, 2 x fixed-term, 12 months
Attachments: Position Description DJ2710_DJ5176_DJ8822.doc (Word, 74KB)

Contact: Paul Newland on (03) 9603 9523

Position Details

About us

The Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) is an independent statutory office accountable to the Victorian Parliament which has been established to protect the rights and enhance the position of people with disabilities in Victoria.

About the role

Advocate guardians act under delegation from the Public Advocate as guardians of last resort, and undertake advocacy on behalf of people with a disability.

3 positions are available. One full-time, ongoing role and 2 full-time, fixed-term roles for 12 months.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and experience of the Victorian human services sector, particularly disability, mental illness and aged care service systems
  • an understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the intersection with guardianship
  • knowledge interpreting and applying OPA policy framework and providing advice to others. Experience providing high-level expertise dealing with issues that are more complex in the advocacy and guardianship environment.

 How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats

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