Early Parenting Practitioner

Morwell location 

Full time and Part Time roles available

Excellent training and support

Use of company vehicle


Formed in 1917, QEC is a public hospital and community service organisation that provides a range of residential and in-home services designed to develop parenting competence.  QEC is Victoria’s largest provider of early parenting services and delivers a variety of programs to more than 3,800 families annually across Victoria. 


At the QEC we recognise that the perinatal period is a time of great change. An increasing number of mothers admitted to our programs have mental health concerns which directly impact on their health, their child’s health, parenting and the important bond between mother and child. Our purpose is to help these vulnerable families and children by providing specialised services, guidance and education to give children the best start in life. 


As an Early Parenting Practitioner you will provide tailored support, care and education to families experiencing difficulties adjusting to parenthood, you will visit families in their homes to identify their parenting strengths and challenges. During the course of the program, you will assist with the level of parenting competencies and provide teaching, modelling, coaching, encouragement and support to enhance parenting skills in areas requiring development. 


To be considered for this role you will possess:

A qualification at Diploma level or higher in  either Community Services, Early Childhood, Social Work, Enrolled Nurse or similar 

Experience working with families in the health/welfare sector ideally within the early parenting period

Highly developed skills and experience in risk assessments and management

Sound understanding of child development and the factors that can impede a child’s development


The successful candidate will have access to QEC's Clinical Starter Program which has been designed to support all new clinicians in developing skills and building knowledge to support them in the role of Early Parenting Practitioner. This program offers new starters ongoing support which includes one on one support from our learning team, a QEC program handbook, extensive induction and orientation program as well as scheduled clinical training over a 12 month period.  In addition to this, QEC offers a number of other additional benefits including:

Generous salary packaging

Access to study and professional development leave

25 days annual leave ( pro rata for part time)

17.5% leave loading

Access to QEC's wellbeing program


How to Apply:

To apply, please provide the following:

A cover letter

Your resume outlining educational and employment background

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

Applications close Thursday 9th December 2021.


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


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.