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

The Department offers the opportunity for a stimulating and varied career, with types of roles as diverse as the people who work here.

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.

Why work for us?

We work to create equal opportunities for all Victorians.

Employment Programs and pathways

We recruit a diverse workforce that reflects our changing community.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community.

Housing services

People working in public housing (or housing services) work hard to achieve positive client outcomes. They provide support and help to people in need 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.

Secure Care Services

Working in Secure Care Services involves working with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our community.