Team Leader

0.8 FTE, Monday to Friday business hours

Dandenong location

Maternity cover until January 2021


QEC provides a range of specialised support, care and guidance to help parents manage the many challenges that arise during early parenting, from birth until 4 years. We provide services to Victorian families and specialise in working with vulnerable families in our community.


Cradle to Kinder is a newly developed, long-term, intensive parenting support program for vulnerable young mothers and their children. The program will provide support for disadvantaged women, from pregnancy until their child is four years of age. The program supports parents to ensure children get the best start in life by improving their health, safety and development, strengthening the parent-child bond and assisting parents to build their confidence and skills in parenting their children. The Cradle to Kinder program in the Outer South Catchment is delivered through a partnership of agencies comprising of the QEC and Southern Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA). 


The position will be primarily based within Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia Shire and you will work closely with other partner agencies in providing family support services to vulnerable families in their homes. As the Team Leader you will be responsible for overseeing a small team of practitioners, providing support, mentoring and coaching whilst support families within the Cradle to Kinder program.


To be considered for this role you will have:

 A tertiary qualification in Child, Family and Community Nursing (Maternal and Child Health), Social Work, Psychology or equivalent.

Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a team.

Sound understanding of the issues facing vulnerable young parents in their ability to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children.

Understanding of Government Policy, Legislation and guidelines that inform the Cradle to Kinder Program.(including the Best Interests Framework)

Excellent understanding and awareness of Aboriginal culture and communities and the challenges experienced by vulnerable and young Aboriginal mothers.

Ability to make decisions regarding case direction and risk management in consultation with young parents, families and multi-disciplinary teams.


In return you will be offered an attractive salary, excellent training, use of company vehicle, mobile and laptop.

Applications can be forwarded to People and Culture addressing the key selection criteria to COB Monday 14th October 2019.


Please refer to to access the position description and selection criteria.


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.