Early Parenting Worker - Sleep and Settling

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Work type: Part time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Community, Services

Early Parenting Worker - Sleep and Settling

Permanent Part Time 15.2 hours per week

Band 5 $72,854.63 to $84,685.71 per annum (pro rata) + Super

Are you seeking to make a positive difference in family's lives and work within a dedicated team of vibrant professionals? We are seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative and inclusive Early Parenting Worker to join the Family, Youth and Children's Services Branch.

As part of the state-wide Maternal and Child Health Sleep and Settling initiative, this role will support the planning, delivery  and evaluation of the evidence-informed Sleep and Settling model of care within the City of Yarra. 

About The Position

The Early Parenting Worker will provide a high quality, family-centred health care service that promotes and protects the health of families with children 0 – 6 years in the municipality.

The successful applicants will have excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively work with a diverse range of parents, children, family services team colleagues, allied professionals, other council employees and the local community.

This is a rare opportunity to join an innovative team working in City of Yarra that works in an integrated model with Family Support and Playgroups Service.

You will:

  • Deliver the Sleep and Settling program within the guidelines and policies of the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Provide support and guidance, information and intervention to families via facilitated group information sessions
  • Demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm in providing child focused, family centred care in the community setting.
  • Provide quality customer service to internal and external customers seeking to understand and meet needs
  • Contribute to the team effectively, add value to team activities and encourage a supportive team environment
  • Hold oneself accountable for achieving results; constantly measure, monitor and evaluate outcomes
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing, seeking clarification of messages being communicated
  • Set high standards, take action to rectify problems, go above and beyond to achieve business objectives
  • Hold a current driver’s license.

To understand the physical requirements of this position, please see the Position Description or contact the Team Leader Family Programs and Inclusion, Jacinta Harper on jacinta.harper@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Download File 100541 - Family Services Early Parenting Worker - FPI - 2020 Sleep.Settling.pdf

How to apply

As part of the online expression of interest application form, you are required to:

  • Upload your resume
  • Upload your cover letter
  • Submit a response to the key selection criteria

Applications close at 11.55 pm on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

The selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, ability and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, Pre-employment Medical Assessment and Working With Children Check prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.


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