Early Parenting Practitioner

Northern region - Preston location 

Business hours 3 days per week 

Excellent training and support

Use of company vehicle

Free onsite gym

No weekends!!


Formed in 1917, QEC is a public hospital and community service organisation that provides a range of residential and in-home services designed to develop parenting competence.  QEC is Victoria’s largest provider of early parenting services and delivers a variety of programs to more than 3,800 families annually across Victoria. 


At QEC we recognise that the perinatal period is a time of great change. An increasing number of mothers admitted to our programs have mental health concerns which directly impact on their health, their child’s health, parenting and the important bond between mother and child. Our purpose is to help these vulnerable families and children by providing specialised services, guidance and education to optimise the outcome for all children.


As an Early Parenting Practitioner you will provide the majority of specialised support, care and education to families experiencing difficulties adjusting to parenthood or managing their relationship with and the care of their infants or young children.  You will visit families in their homes to identify their parenting strengths and challenges. During the course of program, you will assist with the level of parenting competencies and provide intensive teaching, modelling, coaching, encouragement and support to enhance parenting skills in areas requiring development. 


To be considered for this role you will possess:

A qualification at Diploma level or higher in  either Community Services, Early Childhood, Child Care, Social Work, Enrolled Nurse (Mothercraft) or equivalent qualification in a relevant human services discipline

Experience working with families in the health/welfare sector ideally within the early parenting period

Experience working in community settings such as home based family services and/or long day child care

Highly developed skills and experience in risk and needs assessments and risk management

Sound understanding of child development and the factors that can impede on a child’s development


In return you will be offered a great working environment, attractive hourly rate, salary packing, use of company vehicle, laptop, mobile phone as well as excellent training and support.


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 peopleandculture@qec.org.au by Thursday 20th June 2019.  For further information please contact People and Culture, 9549 2741.


Appointment is subject to a current immunisation certificate, satisfactory police check 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