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Senior Project Officer, Office of the Director (VPSG5)

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing - full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DFFH/SRW/CW/376679

Reference: VG/DFFH/SRW/CW/376679

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

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)

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you?

  • Wanting to work in a dynamic environment that is based on agile values, design and system's thinking?  
  • Able to demonstrate experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and a commitment to creating a culturally inclusive and safe environment?
  • Interested in innovation and willing to identify and test new processes that improve ASO's workflows?

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Project Officer, Office of the Director on a Full time (76 hours per fortnight) ongoing basis in The Aboriginal Strategy and Oversight Branch.

Aboriginal Strategy and Oversight Branch exists to centre the Aboriginal voice and world view in policy design.  We create opportunities for Aboriginal Victorians who experience vulnerability to be central to decision-making that informs their health, wellbeing and safety experiences and improve their life outcomes. We value systems thinking, pragmatic problem solving, initiative, resourcefulness, and a deep understanding of the value of design in communicating complex ideas. Above all we value collaboration, curiosity, creativity and innovation in our way of working. We act as a connector, convenor and catalyst to create opportunities that support the advancement of Aboriginal self-determination within the department and across government through:

  • voice and person-centred approaches that promote active listening to improve the development of health, wellbeing and safety outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians; and
  • system and policy reform through collaborative approaches that inform, influence and drive change to be person-centred and evidence based
  • In 2022 - 2023 we are focusing on the delivery of flagship projects and policy processes including:

–      facilitating the Aboriginal community sector and department to deliver KKBD system change priorities

–      supporting the Truth, Justice and Treaty process in Victoria

–      providing backbone for the implementation of the KKBD System Transformation strategy

–      supporting the department's contribution to the Close the Gap Agreement

–      building the department's capability to reset relationships with the Aboriginal community 

The Senior Project Officer works within a multidisciplinary team to support the department and key government partners advance Aboriginal self-determination. You use your skills in collaboration to support the implementation of key government reforms that improve outcomes for Aboriginal communities experiencing vulnerability. We value systems thinking, pragmatic problem solving, initiative, resourcefulness, and a deep understanding of the value of design in communicating complex ideas. Above all, we value collaboration, curiosity, creativity and innovation in our way of working. You have experience and understanding of principles, practices and standards associated with human-centred design (co-design), implementing and monitoring ways in which members of the community interact with, and receive benefits from, the public sector. You have a passion for making government policy, products and services better for Aboriginal Victorians experiencing vulnerability. Using your experience in design thinking you gather information and insights from various sources to produce new knowledge on a specific topic or issue. You work to deliver key flagship projects as part of multidisciplinary project teams. You consider current situations, challenges, or ideas in the widest possible context.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Problem solving:
  2. Project management
  3. Self-management:

The Equal Opportunity Act 2010, provides for lawful 'Special Measure' provisions we have applied to this role. 

This is a Designated role - Only Aboriginal people are eligible to apply, as per the Special Measures provision in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.

MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No. 8) directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.

HOW 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. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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. 

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)

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Project Officer, Office of the Director (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing - full time

Job classification:

VPSG5

Contact:

Tanya Smith | 0413 908 917

Senior Project Officer, Office of the Director (VPSG5)