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Director, Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 07/08/2024 (Midnight)
25 days remaining

25 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Negotiable

Job type: Full time / 5 years

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $225,000 - $290,600

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/581672

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/581672

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $225,000 - $290,600

Work location: Negotiable

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)

THE ROLE
The Director, Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness leads Homes Victoria's development and implementation of policy measures that support the housing needs of Aboriginal people. The Director will work collaboratively across government and with key Aboriginal community stakeholders to deliver initiatives identified in Mana-na woorn-tyeen maar-takoort: Every Aboriginal Person Has a Home - The Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework

ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE

  1.  Lead the development and implementation of departmental planning, strategies and policies to improve the housing, health, wellbeing and safety outcomes of Aboriginal Victorians. 
  2. Strengthen and sustain engagement and partnership approaches between the department and Aboriginal communities, organisations and communities that progress principles of self-determination, co-design and collaborative effort in policy design and implementation. 
  3. Lead the Department's collaboration with the community to implement the Mana-na woorn-tyeen maar-takoort: Every Aboriginal Person Has a Home – The Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework, through working with the housing and homelessness sector, Homes Victoria business areas, central agencies, and the broader State and Commonwealth Governments. 


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COVID-19 VACCINATION

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.

A SPECIAL MEASURE PROVISION APPLIES TO THIS ROLE
The Equal Opportunity Act 2010, provides for lawful 'Special Measure' provisions, therefore the following has been applied to this role. 
This is a Designated role - Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

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

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 (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Director, Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness

Job type:

Full time / 5 years

Job classification:

SES1

Contact:

Mia Vohra | mia.vohra@homes.vic.gov.au

Director, Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness