Vacancy Details

     Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Nurse / Access to Early Learning Key Facilitation Worker 

  •  Maternal and Child Health Nurse (Year 2)
  •  Permanent part-time, 22.8 hours per week
  • Join a dynamic, innovative and passionate Maternal and Child Health team
  • Supportive and flexible working environment

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.

If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you.

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.

The Role

This position encompasses the role of an enhanced home visiting nurse and the role of the key facilitation worker under the Access to Early Learning (AEL) program. 

 

The enhanced maternal and child health nurse will engage with families in Wodonga who are referred to the enhanced MCH service with children from birth to school age, to take into account their strengths and vulnerabilities and provide timely contact and ongoing primary health care in order to improve their health, development and wellbeing.  

 

The role of key facilitation worker under the AEL program will identify and engage with families in Wodonga referred to the program. The position will establish connections between the family, Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and family services sectors. 

 

The role is responsible for working with the AEL amily In-home Learning Support Worker to address the key points of disengagement that vulnerable families experience in connecting with ECEC services, through building improved service linkages between families, ECEC services and the broader service system. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a positive, professional and enthusiastic attitude about working within a team. You will be a dedicated and caring professional focused on children and families.

You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice while being flexible and responsive to the changing needs of families and the MCH service

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 and community.

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

1.    Registration as a registered nurse (Division 1) and midwife with general registration under the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (APHRA) with additional postgraduate qualifications in maternal and child health nursing and a holder of a current driver’s licence.

2.    Interest in, and ability to work with and maintain relationships with, families and children from vulnerable backgrounds.

3.    Sound knowledge of maternal and child health nursing, child development and assessment, programs and support services in Victoria.

4.    Interest in and ability to work with and build and maintain relationships with the early childhood service sector and support services.

5.    Ability to implement and co-ordinate a  Department of Education program and attend to educational, data collection and evaluation activities as required.

6.    Ability to work within and supervise a small team to achieve optimal performance.

 

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, and provide a copy of a National Police Check and Working With Children Check prior to commencement.

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

 

Applications close on Thursday, December 3, 2020