Deputy Commissioner

The Disability Services Commissioner is an independent statutory authority established under the Disability Act 2006 (the Act). DSC provides a strong, independent voice to promote and protect the rights of people using disability services, exercising powers provided or referred to the Commissioner under the Act to:

Resolve complaints about Victorian disability service providers, including through conciliation or investigation

Provide education and training in relation to the effective resolution of complaints and the identification, prevention and reporting of abuse

Review of critical incident reports and investigate matters of abuse and neglect

Undertake Commissioner initiated investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect in disability services

Undertake an annual review of deaths in disability services.

Job Details
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Department: Disability Services Commissioner
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DSC/00121773
Closing Date: 26-Mar-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2019
Attachments: Dep Comm DSC March 2018.pdf (PDF, 93KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Linda Rainsford
ph 8608 5778

Position Details

Reporting to the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner is responsible for the effective delivery of the Commissioner's functions and powers under the Disability Act 2006. The Deputy Commissioner provides expert advice and provides supervision and oversight to the teams that resolve, conciliate and investigate complaints; review and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in disability services; undertake own initiated systemic investigations; review deaths in disability services; and capacity development for the disability sector. In addition the Deputy Commissioner will lead and manage the transition of work and people through the changes associated with the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme(NDIS) and the establishment of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission in Victoria.


Are you:

  • Passionate about improving practice and systems for services delivered to people with disability in Victoria
  • Skilled in leading teams responsible for complaints resolution, review, investigation, communication and education relevant to disability services
  • An experienced leader and expert in managing change and transition?

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.    For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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