Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Residential Services

About us: 

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 is undergoing a significant period of growth and this is a very exciting time to join us.

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, and 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:

QEC is undergoing a significant period of growth and this is a very exciting time to join us!

The Associate  Nurse Unit Manager will be responsible for partnering with and supporting an innovative and progressive multidisciplinary team consisting of Maternal and Child Health Nurses, Registered Nurses with varying specialties (mental health, paediatrics, drug and alcohol and infant mental health), Social Workers and other Allied Health professionals. The role will effectively manage the day to day operations and service delivery within a number of programs including 5-Day Residential, Day Stay, Playsteps and Assessment and Intake, working across our Noble Park and (temporarily) Mentone locations.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will be an enthusiastic leader who will possess;

Current APHRA Registration

Registered Nurse Division 1 

Post-graduate qualification in Mental Health, Midwifery or Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing

Health service leadership /management experience

Extensive knowledge of  Family child development, health, safety and wellbeing

Demonstrated experience in leading a multidisciplinary team

Demonstrated success in driving processes and a culture of quality improvement and clinical governance

Demonstrated understanding of contemporary theoretical approaches that underpin working with families experiencing vulnerability.

This is a unique and rewarding role that would suit an experienced Associate Nurse Unit Manager with a passion and interest in the field of early parenting. You will enjoy a professional and supportive team environment and access to training and development opportunities. An attractive salary is on offer along with salary packaging options.  

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 Friday  22 July 2022.

For further information, please contact Libby Godden on 03 95492734