Early Childhood Specialist

Morwell location 

Part Time, 2 days per week

Excellent training and support

Salary packaging available

Ongoing role

 

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 3,800 families annually - directly and in partnership with government and NFP partners across Metropolitan and Regional Victoria.

 

Many families face a variety of strengths and challenges that impact on their ability to nurture and support their young children. QEC programs are research-informed and tailored to meet the unique needs of each family and enable families to nurture, protect and enhance their children’s, safety, health and development.  

 

The role of Early Childhood Specialist Worker is a partnership with QEC and Ramahyuck Wanjana Lidj.  Ramahyuk District Aboriginal Corporation (RDAC) was established as an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation in 1992 to improve the social, health and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people. RDAC is a leading provider of primary health care and related social and family support services to Aboriginal people and communities across Gippsland.

 

Using a collaborative approach, the Early Childhood Specialist will support Wanjana Lidj Practitioners to achieve optimal safety, connection, development and wellbeing for families with children aged 0-4years. The Early Childhood Specialist will coach, advise and support Wanjana Lidj family services practitioners to increase their knowledge and confidence in parent/child relationships, early childhood development, the impacts of trauma and evidence based interventions to improve outcomes for children.

 

The Early Childhood Specialist will undertake home and community visits with families, contribute to ongoing family assessments as well as plan and facilitate workshops for Wanjana Lidj practitioners. 

 

To be considered for this role you will possess:

A Diploma level qualification or higher in nursing, community services, social work, education, psychology or equivalent

Demonstrated experience working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children

Previous experience and theoretical understanding of the issues facing highly vulnerable parents in their ability to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children.

Capacity to provide and facilitate mentoring and professional education to practitioners. 

 

How to Apply:

To apply, please provide the following:

A cover letter

Your resume outlining education and employment background

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

Applications close 1st June 2022.

 

For further information please contact People and Culture on 9549 2741.

 

QEC fosters a positive culture of support, education and wellbeing. We have a wide range of workplace benefits including:

17.5% annual leave loading

Access to the QEC wellbeing program

Study leave and opportunities for professional development

Generous salary packaging

Excellent training and ongoing development

Use of company vehicle

 

Appointment is subject to 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.