Careers at the department

Careers at the Department of Human Services - jobs that make a difference

Careers at DHS - jobs that make a differencePeople who work in human services make a positive difference to the wellbeing of Victorians. Their work is both rewarding and important, helping others to achieve their potential and build better lives for themselves.

The department provides housing and community services so that people and families can participate in work, education and their community. Working with our partners we help people in crisis get their lives back on track. We provide support to communities, families and individuals to create positive change to the lives of Victorians.

Why work at the department?

The department is an incredibly vibrant and diverse place, with the work we do impacting on all Victorians, especially people who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

When asked, people at the department overwhelming say they work here because their work makes a difference. The work we do is interesting and important.

People also work here because the benefits and conditions are great; we have flexible working conditions, a variety of work locations and good remuneration.

People who work at the department like our collegial working arrangements. We work in teams and this provides support and a positive work environment.

People at the department access quality learning and development. The department provides corporate training programs such as people management, information technology and so on. We also provide comprehensive on the job training for people in human service delivery jobs. Ongoing learning and development is valued in the department.

The department's size and variety means there are lots of opportunities to grow your career without moving to other employers. Many people who work for us have had careers across different human services delivery roles including child protection, disability or housing support and then moved into policy or program development roles or vice versa. The possibilities are endless.

If you’re looking for a career with purpose that’s challenging and interesting, and if you want to help improve the lives of individuals, families and communities, we want to hear from you!

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