Department of Health and Human Services
Profile Industry : Government & Defence
Location : Victoria
SECTOR : State Government
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Bronze

Who are we

The statement ‘Free to be me’ embodies the objectives of the Department of Health and Human Service’s Diversity and Inclusion Unit. We are committed to a workplace that embraces the individual differences of all our employees and a culture where everyone feels safe and valued. We recognise that each person brings an array of qualities, knowledge and skills to our workplace and that diverse teams are better able to solve complex problems and exhibit a higher level of creativity and a broader thought process.

More about us

The department provides careers across different human services delivery roles including child protection, disability or housing support and in policy and program roles. Flexible working arrangements – All roles flex – assist all employees to balance their work responsibilities, family and other personal commitments and include part time; working from home, flexible start and finish; and purchased leave. The department takes a broad view of the causes of ill health, the drivers of good health, the social and economic context in which people live, and of the incidence and experience of vulnerability. This allows us to place people at the heart of policy-making, service design and delivery.

Who we are looking for

The department is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that is reflective of the Victorian community. This commitment is critical because we know that services are best delivered and better outcomes are achieved when our workforce is representative of the whole community. Our values guide the work and behaviours of staff within the department:

  • We are respectful
  • We have integrity
  • We collaborate
  • We care for people, families and communities
  • We are accountable
  • We are innovative.
  • Where Are You Located: The department’s workforce comprises more than 12,000 people working in more than 25 offices across the state. Central office is located at 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne and services are delivered by four operational divisions comprising seventeen metropolitan, rural and regional areas and utilising more that 150 health services, human services and sport and recreation partners.
  • Key Professions: The department plays a leadership role across the Victorian health and human services system, attracting a range of professions to deliver planning, policy development, funding and regulation of health and human service providers, and activities that promote and protect Victorians’ health and wellbeing. We support the delivery of hospital, public health, mental health and aged care services, and sport and recreation initiatives. We also undertake a wide range of projects and initiatives, focussing on many aspects of human services. Aspects include housing, community building, disability, children, youth and families, as well as assisting the community sector.
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  • Qualifications Required: Varied qualification requirements are inclusive of primary, secondary, tertiary education and vocational education and training.
  • Size of Organisation: More than 12,000 people
  • Organisational Benefits: Employees of the Department of Health & Human Services enjoy a whole range of generous Victorian government employment benefits from attractive salaries and flexible leave arrangements to training and development opportunities. And what’s more, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing the work you do contributes to making Victoria a stronger, healthier, more caring and innovative State.
  • Contact Details: 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, 3000 Victoria, Australia
    Telephone: 1300 650 172 (local calls free within Victoria, except mobile phones) International, interstate and mobile callers: (+613) 9096 9000
 FRANKIE-at-Midsumma 2 Frankie Hipkins, Policy Officer and Pride Network Co-convenor

The Department of Health and Human Services is full of passionate people who celebrate diversity and understand the importance of inclusion.

From the beginning, it has been so easy to be open about my identity and relationship. I even outed myself in my interview by answering questions with examples from LGBTI community volunteering.

Working with the department’s Pride Network has been heaps of fun, and a great way to meet other LGBTI people and allies with a genuine commitment to diversity.

I am proud to work for a department that offers a safe, inclusive and motivating working environment with good learning and development opportunities.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Department of Health and Human Services