Policy Officer, Aboriginal Strategy Unit (Vpsg4)

Family Safety Victoria

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 4/8/2021

Family Safety Victoria is the first government agency dedicated to ending family violence. It will deliver key initiatives to help protect, support and identify risk for those impacted by family violence and hold perpetrators to account. We also coordinate access to services that support vulnerable children and families. We are working across government and with our partners in the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors to transform services and introduce new practices to make it easier for people to get the help, protection, and support they need. By leading collaboration and engagement for Victoria’s family violence response we will make sure victim survivors remain at the heart of these changes, and that services are safe, accessible and culturally appropriate. At Family Safety Victoria, everything we do begins with a deep understanding of people’s lived experiences and the specialist expertise of the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Project Officer role in the Aboriginal Strategy Unit will provide project, program and policy support to implement key aspects of Dhelk Dja; Safe our Way – Strong Cultures, Strong Peoples, Strong Families and support its associated governance structures including the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum and Sub Groups. Critical projects to deliver in the next 12 months include the development of an Aboriginal Industry Plan for Family Violence, Aboriginal Access Points service design and implementation of the Dhelk Dja Fund

The Project Officer is required to perform important project management, logistical and administrative functions to ensure that projects and funding aligned to Dhelk Dja are implemented in a timely matter that reflects Aboriginal community priorities. The role also supports building strong relationships across Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal services, Family Safety Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other government departments to support outcomes in line with Dhelk Dja.

Are you

  • Able to build productive relationships with Aboriginal communities, services and government to achieve collective outcomes?
  • Able to draw on and utilise, with confidence and accuracy, methodologies and approaches to evaluating programs or projects.
  • Able to understand and put into practice methods to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data, to monitor the progress of work and evaluate outcomes, particularly in an Aboriginal community context
  • An excellent writer and communicator with outstanding problem solving skills?
  • Are you a flexible, team player?

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

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 further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing 

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To view and apply for this job on the web visit:

https://jobs.familyviolence.vic.gov.au/job/15466613