Fixed term until June 2020
For 100 years the Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC) has provided specialised care, support and guidance to help parents manage the many challenges that arise during early parenthood, from before birth until 48 months. We provide services to Victorian families and specialise in working with vulnerable families in our community.
We work in partnership with families to understand their challenges and develop strategies to overcome them. These programs might include a one, five or ten day residential program at QEC Noble Park, intensive in home support or involvement in a ten week, or ongoing group program.
Many of our families are exposed to serious adversity including family violence, trauma, alcohol and substances abuse and mental health problems leading to reduced capacity to provide safe, consisted parenting. Our programs support families to achieve better life outcomes for their children, transform and develop family resilience, community connections and develop stronger social capital, major determinants of individual and community health.
As the Coordinator, you will be responsible for overseeing a number of QEC programs across the Gippsland region. You will lead a team of Early Parenting Practitioners and ensure a high quality service is delivered to our families. The Coordinator will undertake a number of duties including accepting referrals, carrying out pre-admission interviews, risk assessments, discharge meetings as well as producing comprehensive evidenced-based client reports for DHHS when required. A key part of this role is to ensure our programs are running on target and to analyse program outcomes and make appropriate recommendations for service enhancement
To be considered for this role you will possess:
A tertiary qualification in maternal and child health nursing, social work, mental health, psychology or equivalent
Additional tertiary qualifications in child health and development, business or health management, child mental health, psychology or other related area is preferable
Up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge of family child health and development
Experience working with families with high needs including those whose children are "high risk" of abuse or neglect
Current Victorian drivers' licence
In return you will be offered a great working environment, excellent training and support, attractive hourly rate and salary packaging.
For a detailed position description including selection criteria, please refer to www.qec.org.au under professionals/employment opportunities.
Applications addressing the key selection criteria can be forwarded to People and Culture firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Tuesday 22nd January, 2019.
Appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check, immunisation status and Working with Children Check.
QEC employees are required to comply with the Victorian Public Sector Code of Conduct and the Victorian Child Safe Standards.