Housing Services Officer-Fitzroy

Job posted: 08/07/2024
Applications close: 22/07/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / 29 July 2024 to 30 June 2025

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $74,581 - $90,558

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/378239A

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/378239A

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $74,581 - $90,558

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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)


Housing Services Officers play a vital role in supporting the delivery of client-centered services to individuals and families who seek housing assistance or reside in public housing. Housing Services Officers are part of a network of community workers and organisations that share the responsibility for working with vulnerable people to promote and support their wellbeing. Based in offices across the state, the role undertakes a range of tasks relating to tenancy and property management and the provision of housing advice and assistance.

The Senior Housing Services Officer is a highly skilled housing worker who uses their expertise and knowledge to resolve complex and challenging problems associated with client needs and housing tenancies. They have a key role in coaching, mentoring and guiding other housing staff and require the capability to work proactively in managing service delivery complexity.


  • Initiate and facilitate case conferences for clients which may include cross Department and agency collaboration.
  • Review and recommend strategies for early intervention involving clients with challenging problems, including the use of risk assessment tools and frameworks.
  • Apply understanding of interrelationships between stakeholders and/or other work units to influence improved housing outcomes and policy.

Please open the position description to read more.

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.


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.

Housing Services Officer-Fitzroy

Job type:

Full time / 29 July 2024 to 30 June 2025

Job classification:



Koula Fotinos | Koula.Fotinos@dffh.vic.gov.au

Housing Services Officer-Fitzroy