Project Officer

Job posted: 07/06/2024
Applications close: 24/06/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Family Safety Victoria

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/0525844

Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/0525844

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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)


Project Officer

The Project Officer role in the Aboriginal Strategy Unit will provide project, program and policy support to implement key aspects of Dhelk Dja; Safe our Way – Strong Cultures, Strong Peoples, Strong Families and support its associated governance structures including the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum and Sub Groups. Critical projects to deliver in the next 12 months include the development of an Aboriginal Industry Plan for Family Violence, Aboriginal Access Points service design and implementation of the Dhelk Dja Fund

The Project Officer is required to perform important project management, logistical and administrative functions to ensure that projects and funding aligned to Dhelk Dja are implemented in a timely matter that reflects Aboriginal community priorities. The role also supports building strong relationships across Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal services, Family Safety Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other government departments to support outcomes in line with Dhelk Dja.

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the special measures provision, section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).


  • Provide project and logistical support for a number of projects, programs and consultation processes aligned to Dhelk Dja.
  • Maintain close liaison and effective relationships with Aboriginal community, service and Government stakeholders.
  • Responsible for logistical and administrative tasks including venue and accommodation bookings and catering related to the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum and its related governance structures.

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.

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.


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.

Project Officer

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Michelle Searle - A/Manager, Aboriginal Service | 0438401261 Michelle.Searle@familysafety.vic.gov.au

Project Officer