Administration Officer (VPSG2.1)

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 23/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Family Safety Victoria

Salary: $54,755 - $62,536

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/CW/527005

Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/CW/527005

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $54,755 - $62,536

Work location: Gippsland

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

  • A team player who shows initiative and a willingness to support team members?
  • A person who enjoys a challenge, is flexible and organised?
  • Solutions-focused in a service delivery environment?

An exciting opportunity exists for a (Administration Officer) on a (Ongoing. Full time) basis in (The Orange Door) (Support and Safety Hubs)

The Administration Officer is a position in each Support and Safety Hub (Hub). The position will be involved in the day-to-day administration for the Hubs, as well as providing wide ranging secretariat and support functions. The position has key functions in supporting service access and the Hub workforce, as well as providing a point of contact for key stakeholders from a diverse range of community service organisations, government, private and public sectors.

Attention to detail and teamwork underpin success in this role as well as a demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively.

The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and to delivering on the vision described in Roadmap for Reform: Strong families, Safe children.

A key recommendation of the Royal Commission and the Roadmap for Reform was to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs (Hubs) across Victoria to provide a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families in need of support with the care, development and wellbeing of children and young people, to access coordinated support from community, health and justice services. The Hubs will also focus on perpetrators of family violence, to keep them in view and play a role in holding them accountable for their actions and changing their behaviour.

Ending Family Violence: Victoria's Plan for Change released in November 2016, sets out the Victorian Government's commitment to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs (Hubs) across all 17 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) areas. The Hubs will be central to Victoria's approach to addressing both family violence and ensuring child safety and wellbeing. The Hubs will also form a critical part of the broader service system response.

The Support and Safety Hubs: Statewide Concept (Statewide Concept) released in July 2017 describes the intent, scope, key functions and roles of the Hubs and how the Hubs will contribute to the vision and aspirations of Victoria's Plan for Change and Roadmap for Reform. It outlines what the Hubs will deliver across the state as part of the future service system; the approach government is taking, and a number of principles for the design of the Hubs.

The Statewide Concept highlights that the safety of victim survivors and children will be the Hubs' first priority. It also recognises that a gendered understanding of family violence and an understanding of child and family vulnerability are critical to effective services and systems.

Hubs will be accessible, safe and welcoming to people, providing quick and simple access to the support and safety they need. The Hubs will engage perpetrators and plan interventions to hold them to account.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Self-management: accepts responsibilities for own actions; focuses on the most important goals.
  2. Relationship building: establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels.
  3. Demonstrates an understanding of the complex nature of family violence including the gendered nature of family violence.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and cover letter outlining their suitability to the position in line with the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages)

All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to JSE) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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.  c

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

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Administration Officer (VPSG2.1)

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Wendy Mitchell | 0447 229 976

Administration Officer (VPSG2.1)