QEC Connect and Care Navigator

Seeking clinicians who are passionate about perinatal and early years health and wellbeing

Excellent training and support

Public hospital based in Noble Park

Salary packaging available

Part time or Full time position (0.6-1.0FTE)​​​​​

Fixed term until June 2024 


Formed in 1917, QEC is Victoria’s largest provider of residential and community based Early Parenting Services. We deliver a variety of different programs to more than 3,000 families annually - directly and in partnership with government and community partners across Victoria. QEC is a public hospital and community service organisation. We provide residential, inpatient services at our Noble Park site; we also proudly support families with in-home and community based services across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.


In June 2021 the Australian Government committed to support Karitane, the Australasian Association of Parenting and Child Health – including QEC, Parenting Research Centre and the University of New South Wales, in providing the new National Perinatal and Infant Mental Health: Connect and Care Service. The Connect and Care service will ensure that families will be seamlessly connected with support from a comprehensive network of existing local perinatal infant mental health service providers.


The QEC Care and Connect Navigator is an experienced clinician with demonstrated experience and understanding of the mental health issues experienced by parents during pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period. Having extensive experience working with families and demonstrated understanding of maternal, infant and child health, you will work to promote the health and well-being of families through timely and appropriate assessment, linkages and seamless connection to existing mental health services. The majority of this work will be phone / web based.


To be considered for this role you will possess:

A tertiary qualification in nursing, social work, mental health, psychology and/or behavioural sciences, with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.

Knowledge of existing service systems (including mental health services).

Understanding of family, maternal and infant health wellbeing - with strong skills in assessment and referral for mental health issues in pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

Sound understanding of Aboriginal cultural concepts of family and wellbeing


In return you will be offered a great working environment, rewarding career, excellent training and support, attractive salary and benefits. 


How to Apply:

To apply, please provide the following:

A cover letter

Your resume outlining educational and employment background

Applications can be forwarded to peopleandculture@qec.org.au

Applications close  24th October 2021.


For further information please contact People & Culture on 9549 2741


Appointment is subject to up to date Immunisation, 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.


QEC promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce.