Manager Aboriginal Engagement, Aboriginal Engagement Unit (VPSG6)

Job posted: 24/09/2020
Applications close: 21/10/2020 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $120,692 - $161,511

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/00492961

Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/00492961

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511

Work location: Various

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Fitzroy, Mildura or Bendigo – location negotiable

Position Summary:

The Manager Aboriginal Engagement (the manager) has strategic and practice leadership responsibility within the North Division of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Adopting an area-based approach, the manager is charged with coordinating policy and area work across the Division. Together with the area Senior Advisors for Aboriginal Engagement and the Divisional executives, the manager will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) communities across the North Division to work towards the achievement of identified outcomes.

The position will require a strong contemporary knowledge of Aboriginal culture and aspirations, as well as highly developed leadership, negotiation and relationship building skills. It will also require a strong understanding of public policy and the political environment in relation to Aboriginal communities.

Are you

  • An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person with skills and experience in engaging with communities to achieve outcomes?
  • Committed to implementing and influencing the development of public policy?
  • Capable of leading and inspiring change?
  • A good communicator – able to talk and negotiate with different types of people?




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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Manager Aboriginal Engagement, Aboriginal Engagement Unit (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:



Monica Kelly | 0410 039 853 or monica.t.kelly@dhhs.vic.gov.

Manager Aboriginal Engagement, Aboriginal Engagement Unit (VPSG6)