0.6FTE, 3 day's per week
Parental leave cover until March 2023
QEC provides a range of specialised support, care and guidance to help parents manage the many challenges that arise during early parenting, from birth until 4 years. We provide services to Victorian families and specialise in working with vulnerable families in our community.
The Family Preservation and Reunification Response Program (FPRR) is a newly developed, intensive parenting support program for vulnerable families. The FPRR is a 240 hour program to address child safety and wellbeing concerns and family need and is designed to promote continuity of relationships, enhanced connection to community and seamless transitions to alternate pathways. The program supports parents to ensure children get the best start in life by improving their health, safety and development, strengthening the parent-child bond and assisting parents to build their confidence and skills in parenting their children. The program in the Outer South Catchment is delivered through a partnership of agencies comprising of the QEC and Southern Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA).
The position will be primarily based within Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia Shire and you will work closely with other partner agencies in providing family support services to vulnerable families in their homes. As the Team Leader you will be responsible for overseeing a small team of case workers, providing support, mentoring and coaching whilst supporting families within the FPRRR program.
To be considered for this role you will have:
A tertiary qualification in Child, Family and Community Nursing (Maternal and Child Health), Social Work, Psychology or equivalent.
Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a team.
Sound understanding of the issues facing vulnerable young parents in their ability to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children.
Understanding of Government Policy, Legislation and guidelines that inform the Cradle to Kinder Program.(including the Best Interests Framework)
Excellent understanding and awareness of Aboriginal culture and communities and the challenges experienced by vulnerable and young Aboriginal mothers.
Ability to make decisions regarding case direction and risk management in consultation with young parents, families and multi-disciplinary teams.
In return you will be offered a great working environment, rewarding career, excellent training and support, attractive salary and benefits.
How to Apply:
To apply, please provide the following:
A cover letter
Your resume outlining educational and employment background
Applications can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Monday 24th January 2022.
For further information please contact People & Culture on 9549 2741.
Appointment is subject to up to date Immunisation, 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.