Placement Coordinator (CYF3)

Job posted: 13/09/2023
Applications close: 28/09/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / until 31/05/224

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $88,278 - $99,300

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/ND/377606B

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/ND/377606B

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $88,278 - $99,300

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)


This role involves being a part of the Placement Co-ordination Unit within the Placement and Support Planning Unit. You will be responsible for the facilitation of Out of Home Care planning and care options for children within the Child Protection program. Having a clear understanding of the placement requirements of children and young people, negotiation skills and ability to work with key internal and external stakeholders is essential to ensure service delivery for children in Out of Home Care. 


  1. Negotiate, manage and plan out of care referrals and responses for child protection clients in accordance with the Best Interest Principles.
  2. Liaise with Child Protection and Community Service Organisations to identify suitable placement options for children and young people requiring out of home care.  This includes coordinating placement referrals, and facilitating placement planning and referral meetings.
  3. Negotiate and provide advice to internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the most appropriate placements and support are provided to children and young people in out of home care.

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.

Placement Coordinator  (CYF3)

Job type:

Full time / until 31/05/224

Job classification:



Leonora DiPietro | Leonora.DiPietro@dffh.vic.gov.au

Placement Coordinator  (CYF3)