Team Leader (VPSG4)

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/ND/378231

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/ND/378231

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

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)


Are you

  • Able to lead a team and produce positive outcomes for clients.
  • An adaptable person who can respond to changing work systems, priorities and sometimes under pressure.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and professional credibility with internal and external stakeholders and liaise and consult with key stakeholders to resolve complex operational issues.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Leader on an Ongoing basis in Community Operations and Practice Leadership Division.

The Community Operations & Practice Leadership Division (COPL or the Division) provides a dedicated portfolio focus on children and families, housing and disability and provides services directly to Victorians.

The Division is responsible for implementing operational policy and funding frameworks for child and family support services, housing and disability services. It leads work to better understand and respond to the needs of our clients and services, and to deliver effective services for the community across the whole of Victoria. The Division works with clients, service providers and other government partners to co‑design more connected end-to-end client journeys to make services easier to navigate, sequence service interventions more effectively, build individual and family capability, focus on child development, and preserve and reunify families wherever possible.

The Division also manages critical incidents and assures child safety in a range of government and non-government services. It oversees the implementation of policy into operational service delivery to enable healthy, safe and strong communities by addressing the needs of Victorians across the continuum of health and human services care.

The Division also monitors and analyses statewide service delivery standards and performance, provides practice leadership and fosters continuous improvement in service delivery.

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

  1. Leadership
  2. People management
  3. Service excellence
  4. Self-management 


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that 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).  The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy (Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 

Other qualifications for this opportunity include:

A relevant tertiary qualification or extensive operational management experience is desirable.

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


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)

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Team Leader (VPSG4)

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Full time

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Clare Lorenz | 0439648557

Team Leader (VPSG4)