Maternal and Child Health Nurse (Universal)

Work type
Temporary Part Time
39a Clow Street
Community Services

$113,404 - $117,286 pa (pro rata plus super)

Temporary Part Time (24 hours per week, 12 month position)

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Are you seeking a professionally rewarding role with a focus on making a difference? Are you seeking a short term change in your career pathway, or keen on trying out a new place of employment?

The City of Greater Dandenong currently has an opportunity for an innovative and dynamic Maternal and Child Health Nurse to join our Maternal and Child Health Team.

The City of Greater Dandenong is centrally located in South East Victoria, providing a range of Maternal and Child Health services to a community that is diverse in both culture and lived experience.

The main focus of staff employed to this position will be the Universal Maternal and Child Health Program providing:

  • Using the PEDS questionnaire, other relevant resources and expertise, and the Brigance screening tool when required to undertake Key Age and Stage Consultations to the CGD community.
  • Provide information and support to parents on the health, development, growth and behaviour of children 0- school age.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance, appropriate management and or referral to parents/ caregivers.
  • Provide outreach services to client families having difficulty accessing the MCH service.
  • Ensure KAS appointments are made in a timely and accurate manner and with interpreters are booked as required by the Business Support team.
  • Provide current knowledge of local services to client families.
  • Build on partnerships with other service providers, to encourage client families to access these services, including playgroups and kindergarten.
  • Promote prevention and early intervention strategies and referrals to appropriate specialist services.
  • Comply with all legislative, Child FIRST, Child Safe Standards, FVISS, CISS, DHS Child Protection protocols and requirements, in conjunction with Team Leader(s) when a notification is required.
  • Maintain MCH Centres as safe, family friendly venues.
We are seeking successful applicants that have:

  • Extensive knowledge of child development
  • An innovative approach to engagement of families
  • Experience working in both community and home-based settings.

The successful applicants will hold role specific qualifications and registration as a Division 1 nurse, along with Midwifery endorsement and Maternal and Child Health qualifications and have specialist knowledge and experience working with families with children 0-school age.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Maternal and Child Health Nurse (Universal) Position Description - 207KB

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling/psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an international criminal history check), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further Information: Cathie Arndt, 8571 1809
Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday, 21 September 2021