Senior Project Officer

Job posted: 11/06/2024
Applications close: 25/06/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $111,997 - $117,716

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/727769

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/727769

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $111,997 - $117,716

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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)

Senior Program Officer

The Senior Program Officer Housing First will play a key role in supporting the implementation of the Housing First for Young People Leaving Residential Care initiative. This initiative is aimed at providing a dedicated and supported housing pathway for eligible young people leaving residential care.

The role will interface with housing providers, child protection practitioners and other key representatives from the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

The responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • identification of young people eligible for the initiative and making referrals
  • confirming eligibility and acceptance to ensure the target cohort is appropriate and engaged.​
  • working with professionals to ensure the effective engagement of the young person.
  • developing and maintaining relationships with other like roles across divisions, including service delivery professionals and specialist services.
  • oversight of leaving care planning as it relates to the conclusion of the young persons engagement with the initiative.

The position will require high level written and verbal skills, highly developed stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to be responsive to tasks in a timely manner.

The position will also have a divisional focus and requires the person to have face to face engagement with stakeholders from across the East Division


  1. Provide authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.
  2. Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  3. Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines. 

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 Project Officer

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

CYF 5.1


Ashley Malpass - Manager Care Services Operations |
0400 977 691

Senior Project Officer