Vacancy Details

Early Years Social Worker

·         Part-time (4 days week), 12-month contract

·         Join a dynamic, innovative and passionate Maternal and Child Health team

·         Supportive and flexible working environment

A great opportunity to be a part of our highly experienced Maternal and Child Health team.

The Role

In this diverse role, the social worker will work across three council areas – the Enhanced Maternal and Child Health (EMCH) program, preschool services and the library service -  taking a different scope depending on the work area.

About you

To be successful in the role you will be a great team player who is quick to develop good relationships, is driven, hardworking, collaborative, solutions-oriented and passionate in delivering quality outcomes for our organisation. 

As the successful candidate, you will also be able to demonstrate the below key selection criteria.

1.    A tertiary qualification in social work and current confirmed registration with the AASW and current driver’s licence.

2.    Current Working with Children Check and Police Check.

3.    Social work experience working with vulnerable and high-risk families with young children (0-3 years), particularly in home-based and community settings.

4.    Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work as part of an intra-professional team.

Working with Wodonga Council

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community.

Locals enjoy short commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and a lifestyle at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more.

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities.

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect.

Wodonga Council strongly encourages applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity; and, from every age and ethnic background.

Any enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Team Leader Maternal and Child Health Nicole Byrne 02 6022 9384 or 0478 486 614.

Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (listed above), resume and a brief cover letter.

Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here; applications not addressing selection criteria will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment functional assessment, Working with Children Check and provide a copy of a National Police Check prior to commencement.

To apply visit www.wodonga.vic.gov.au/careers; applications extended to Monday, July 26 2021.