Early Parenting Practitioner - Southern Metro Region - Part Time

The Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC) is Victoria's largest provider of Residential, Community and Home-based parenting services. With our Residential Early Parenting Centre in Noble Park and Community home-based services across Victoria, we play a special role in providing parenting education and support to thousands of families every year to give their children the best start in life.  QEC is currently undergoing an exciting period of growth and expansion, so this is the best time to come on board!


The role

The Early Parenting Practitioner will work part time as part of a community-based team, supporting infants, young children and their families to achieve optimal safety, connection, development and wellbeing goals. With the support and guidance of the Program Coordinator, the EPP will provide direct support and education to families experiencing vulnerability in home and community settings, and who require additional support and assistance with parenting challenges relating to care and relationships with infants and young children.  

The EPP will work in partnership with families to identify key strengths and challenges. During the program, EPPs assist with setting goals and provide intensive teaching, modelling, encouragement, and support to enhance parenting skills and improve outcomes for families. The EPP will also assist with referral and liaison to other professionals and agencies where appropriate. 

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the EPP - Community is recognised as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, working in alignment with QEC’s Model of Care, Clinical Practice Framework and the Victorian Government Best Interests Case Practice Model. 


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.


At QEC, we offer a number of great benefits including:

- 5 weeks Annual Leave

- Access to the QEC wellbeing program

- Study leave and opportunities for professional development

- Excellent training and ongoing development

- Competitive Salary 


How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your Cover Letter and Resume via Seek.  Check out this role’s position description below or for a confidential discussion about the role please contact Annie Milner on 03 95492777.

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 attracting and retaining a diverse workforce