Indigenous Family Violence (Dhelk Dja) Regional Coordinator (VPSG4)

Job posted: 29/07/2022
Applications close: 14/08/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/381761

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/381761

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

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)

Are you

  • Passionate about making a difference for local Aboriginal people to reduce family violence within the community
  • Able to work with and build relationships with a variety of people to develop local solutions to local issues?
  • Confident in your ability to manage competing government priorities and community expectations?

An exciting opportunity exists for an Indigenous Family Violence (or Dhelk Dja) Regional Coordinator on an ongoing basis in Aboriginal engagement Unit.

The Dhelk Dja Regional Coordinator is central to supporting the South Dhelk Dja Regional Action Group in its work toward developing community led initiatives and actions aimed at preventing, reducing and responding to family violence in Aboriginal communities.

The Dhelk Dja Regional Coordinator promotes the Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way – Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families, Victoria's Aboriginal 10 Year Family Violence Agreement within local and regional communities, with Aboriginal and mainstream organisations and across government departments. They facilitate and assist in the development of community-based responses to family violence.

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

  1. interpersonal skills
  2. problem solving
  3. planning and organising
  4. self-management


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that 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).  The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy (Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 

Other mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:

  • This role requires work-related travel across metropolitan and regional Victoria, on occasion at very short notice. The department will consider all reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability
  • A tertiary qualification in fields related to population health, community development or social sciences is desirable

The Equal Opportunity Act 2010, provides for lawful 'Special Measure' provisions we have applied to this role. 

This is a Designated role - Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply, as per the Special Measures provision in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

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


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. 

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. 

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)

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Indigenous Family Violence (Dhelk Dja) Regional Coordinator (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time

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Roxy Mayer-Marks | roxy.mayer-marks@dffh.vic.gov.au 03 8585 6000

Indigenous Family Violence (Dhelk Dja) Regional Coordinator (VPSG4)