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Aboriginal Project Officer, Ccom (Vpsg4)

Department of Health and Human Services - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

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.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Application Closes: 18th February 2021

Role: Aboriginal Project Officer, CCOM (Role until - 30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 6

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

This Project Officer will work as part of a team to support the case and contact management in the investigation, surveillance, management and control of COVID-19. The Project Officer role will provide cultural knowledge and experience, support and engage with internal and external stakeholders to follow up on confirmed case and contact as well as to provide public health advice and support to cases and contacts. This role will work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Are you:

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person?
  • Someone who enjoys working in a fast paced, responsive environment?
  • Able to adapt and learn new systems quickly?
  • Able to work with limited supervision, managing your time?


  • Provide advice on culturally safe appropriate engagement and responsiveness in relation to the contact tracing functions of the department.
  • Provide administrative support for the routine engagement of confirmed cases and contacts to ensure information sharing and compliance with directions to socially distance/isolate.
  • Receive and enter data and information into PHESS, including laboratory results from VIDRL.
  • Manage information requests and correspondence through the shared inbox.
  • Escalating advice and information requests from the existing case and contact team through Team Leaders.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on a range of matters.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.



How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes. Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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