Senior Early Parenting Practitioner

Bairnsdale Region 

Full Time, Monday to Friday

Work within a multi disciplinary team

ADO's and salary packaging options

Fixed term contract until June 2021


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. QEC advocates a child focused and family-centred practices underpinned by a philosophy that family is the principal source of care for children, offering services and programs that are culturally relevant and accessible to all.  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. Parents experience a real life in confidence when they experience these strategies in action. The action plan helps the family to continue to work on these strategies at home and embed the changes. The team at QEC also work with the families to connect them to services and support in their own communities.


The Senior Early Parenting Practitioner (SEPP), is responsible for supporting vulnerable families in both the Cradle to Kinder and the Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Program.  The Cradle to Kinder program is an intensive long-term ante and post-natal family support and early parenting service for vulnerable young mothers and their children.  Cradle to Kinder services commence in pregnancy and continue until the child reaches 4 years of age.  The Cradle to Kinder program is a partnership between QEC, Gippsland Lakes Community Health, Uniting Care , Orbost Regional Health and Yarram and District Health Services. 


As a SEPP, you will provide child-centred family focused support to vulnerable young mothers and their children; undertake assessments; and provide a family casework service, working in partnership with families to achieve their goals.  You will enjoy a professional and supportive team environment and access to evidence-informed best-practice training and development opportunities.


The position is based within the Bairnsdale region working closely with other partner agencies in providing family support services to vulnerable families to improve the safety, wellbeing and development of children.  


To be considered for this role you will have:

A relevant tertiary qualification in Early Childhood Development, Infant Mental Health, Community Services, Nursing or equivalent, at diploma level or higher

Sound understanding of the service system for vulnerable young parents and their children and experience in working in partnership with key agencies.

Highly developed understanding of child development and the factors that can impede a child's development

Highly developed skills in active and assertive engagement for families who are reluctant to accept services, especially young people.

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


In return you will be offered a great working environment, excellent training and support, use of a company vehicle for work related activities, mobile and laptop (during work hours), attractive hourly rate, salary packaging and a strong supportive team.


For a detailed position description including selection criteria, please refer to under professionals/employment opportunities.  


Applications addressing the key selection criteria can be forwarded to  People and Culture by COB Thursday 28th May, 2020. For further information, please contact People and Culture on 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.


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