Early Parenting Practitioner - Carrum Downs

Southern Region - Carrum Downs location 

Business hours, 3 day's per week 

Excellent training and support

Use of company vehicle

Salary Packaging

No weekends!!


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 program, you will assist with the level of parentingcompetencies 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 equivalent

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

Highly developed skills and experience in risk assessment and management

In return you will be offered a great working environment, 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging, 25 days annual leave (pro rata for part time), extensive training, access to study/professional development leave as well as 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 Wednesday 19th January 2022.


For further information on the position please refer to the position description available on our website www.qec.org.au.  If successful for a position at the QEC, you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the onboarding process. 


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.


The QEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.