We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians.

Our work is rewarding and challenging.

We’re passionate about what we do and committed to supporting our vision to empower communities to build a fairer and safer Victoria. 

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

Working with our partners, we:

  • support people in crisis and help families get their lives back on track
  • work with families, individuals, young people and communities to improve health and wellbeing, building capability and resilience and supporting participation in work, education and the community. See Our Vision and Values.

We’re 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.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Current vacancies

Job vacancies in the department.

Aboriginal employment

By building our Aboriginal workforce we ensure services are culturally safe and responsive

Application process

An overview of our recruitment and selection processes. Job application forms will have specific details of any processes that are unique to the job.

Child protection

Child protection practitioners can work with infants, children, adolescents, indigenous children and families and focus on their safety and wellbeing

Eligibility and rights

Eligibility criteria and documents of proof.

Employee benefits

Explore the benefits of working for the department.

Employment programs for students and graduates

We recruit a diverse workforce that reflects our changing community.

Housing services

Housing services officers are part of a network of community workers and organisations that provide affordable and secure housing assistance for low-income people across Victoria.

Other careers in the department

The types of jobs at the department are as diverse as the people who work here. They are located across metropolitan and rural locations in Victoria, presenting opportunities for a stimulating and varied career.

Forensic Disability Services

Working with Forensic Disability Services can make a positive impact by supporting people with disability and keeping the community safe.