Based in Preston
Part Time (0.8 FTE) 12 Months Fixed Term
Competitive Salary plus salary packaging available
Supportive environment with opportunity to learn & develop
Formed in 1917, the Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC) is Victoria's largest provider of residential, community and home-based parenting services, for families with children aged from birth until 4 years of age. QEC’s vision is for children to get the best start in life. QEC employs a skilled, multidisciplinary workforce who work in a child-centred, strengths based partnership approach, by building genuine and respectful partnerships with parents/carers, in order to work towards achieving improved outcomes for children and their families.
QEC provides a range of programs, varying in duration, intensity and location (residential, home and community based). All programs at QEC are research informed, evidence based and individually tailored to meet the unique needs of each family.
About the role
The Associate Clinical Coordinator works competently within their scope of practice to deliver and lead safe, evidence informed, person-centred care to achieve optimal outcomes for all children.
The Associate Clinical Coordinator will work collaboratively with Clinical Coordinators in leading a multidisciplinary team to provide exceptional service delivery to families experiencing vulnerability in line with QEC’s Model of Care and Practice Framework. The Associate Clinical Coordinator will provide role modelling and mentoring of QEC clinicians as well as contributing to a positive and supportive team culture.
The role supports the Clinical Coordinator to implement the QEC home based program which also involves reviewing referrals for eligibility, pre-admission interviews, discharge planning and referrals to ongoing supports where required. As a leader, this role will involve making decisions regarding case direction and risk management in line with current legislation and QEC policy and procedures.
To be successful in this role you will be an enthusiastic and committed individual who will possess;
Tertiary qualification (min Diploma Level) in Community Services, Welfare/Social Work, Nursing, early childhood education OR extensive industry experience
Demonstrated experience working with families experiencing multiple vulnerabilities.
Theoretical understanding of child and family health, wellbeing, safety and development.
Experience in implementing an evidence informed approach to promote positive outcomes for children and families.
Understanding of the legislative requirements and guidelines that underpin Child and Family service system.
Knowledge and understanding of issues that impact community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, children and young people.
Understanding of the Family Partnership Model is desirable but not essential
In return you will undergo a comprehensive orientation process including both corporate, site and clinical inductions, immersion in QEC’s Model of Care and Practice Framework, access to our Clinical Starter Program (includes personal coaching from our clinical educator), and on the job training.
You will also engage in ongoing reflective practice and supervision, have a fantastic working environment with a supportive and collaborative team. We offer regular training opportunities, competitive salary and access to company vehicles during work hours.
For further information on QEC and to find out more about this role, please refer to the position description below.
At QEC, we offer a number of great benefits:
Opportunity to work some hours from home
Access to study and professional development leave
Extensive training and ongoing career development
Access to QEC's wellbeing program
Free car parking
QEC closure over the Christmas and New Year period
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
Access to QEC's Employee Assistance Program
How to Apply:
Please provide the following with your application through Seek:
A cover letter
Your resume outlining educational and employment background
Applications close Monday 18th September 2023.
For further information please contact People and Culture on 9549 2773.
Appointment is subject to an up to date immunisation status, 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.