Senior Placement Coordinator

Job posted: 09/07/2024
Applications close: 23/07/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Fixed term until: 30-JUN-2025

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $101,499 - $111,995

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/381771JL

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/381771JL

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $101,499 - $111,995

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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)


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 in Southern Melbourne and Bayside Peninsula Area.The role of a Senior Placement Coordinator is to plan and co-ordinate responses for Out of Home Care for statutory Child Protection clients in line with the Best Interests Practice Framework, provide monitoring and support to existing placements to ensure optimum placement planning, and take the lead in recommending and planning future directions in Out of Home Care.


  • Undertake and manage active placement referrals on behalf of Child Protection for children who need to be placed in Out of Home Care.
  • Liaise and work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the resolution of complex client and placement issues.
  • Liaison, negotiation and facilitation with Child Protection and Community Service Organisations to ascertain placements based on child(s) needs.  This often requires an urgent response

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.

Senior Placement Coordinator

Job type:

Full time / Fixed term until: 30-JUN-2025

Job classification:



Lauren Ireland | lauren.ireland@dffh.vic.gov.au | 0456 938 391

Senior Placement Coordinator