Specialist Senior Disability Justice Coordinator x2 (AH3/DDSO4)

Job posted: 12/02/2024
Applications close: 26/02/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / until 28/02/2025

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $98,396 - $119,052

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/724490

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/724490

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052

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)


The Specialist Senior Disability Justice Coordinator (RTF) is positioned in the Disability Justice Coordination program, focused on assisting individuals with disabilities who are being admitted to, residing in, or transitioning from a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF). Working closely with Forensic Residential Services (FRS), Forensic Disability Clinical Services and external stakeholders, this position will engage with clients and their care teams throughout the different stages of the client's journey through the RTF. Case management tasks include liaising with NDIS-funded providers, facilitating and chairing care team meetings, sourcing community-based programs, leading transition planning, preparing high-quality reports for court and the Forensic Leave Panel, and representing the department in court for these matters. The Specialist Senior Disability Justice Coordinator (RTF) will work across two FRS sites in Fairfield and Bundoora, with the option of administrative duties being performed from a local Divisional office and/or hybrid work arrangements.


The role involves direct engagement with complex clients and their care teams and providing specialist knowledge and assistance. This position will maintain an up-to-date understanding of the specific legislative provisions associated with RTF clients and will work in a case management capacity, leading internal and external stakeholders to ensure the individual needs and requirements of the client are met and understood within the RTF environment.


Note that RTF clients may only represent a portion of the Specialist Senior DJC (RTF) caseload, with the balance of the case load being made up of other DJC clients as per normal allocation processes.


  • Collaborate with and work alongside a team of multidisciplinary staff engaged in the delivery of services to vulnerable clients.
  • Provide practice leadership, offering specialist services and advice in relation to clients, working closely with other service providers or as a sole operator at a state-wide or broader divisional level.
  • On behalf of the Secretary, attend hearings at the Magistrates', County and Supreme Courts as well as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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.

Specialist Senior Disability Justice Coordinator x2 (AH3/DDSO4)

Job type:

Full time / until 28/02/2025

Job classification:



David Pearce | david.pearce@dffh.vic.gov.au or 0447

Specialist Senior Disability Justice Coordinator x2 (AH3/DDSO4)