Position Details
Reference Number 17858
Position Title Maternal & Child Health Nurse
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Directorate Community Services
Location Other
Award Classification Nurses (ANF – Victorian Local Government) Award 2002 - M&CH
Full Time Salary $97,909.43 to $100,532.51
Hours Per Week 22.80
Position Summary
  • Permanent part time position of 22.8 hours, 3 days per week commencing March 2019
  • Casual opportunities also available.

About Knox

Knox City Council aspires to be an organisation which is values based, empowers leaders, enables people to make a difference and has a culture of learning and high performance. Council believes that the values, attributes and skills that each staff member brings to the organisation underpin its culture, and will ultimately result in the achievement of Council’s Vision.

About the Team

The Child, Family Health and Wellbeing Team as part of the Family and Children’s Services Department provides

  • Maternal Child Health nursing services
  • Enhanced Maternal and Child Health services
  • Community and Supported Playgroups.

Knox City Council encourages all staff to work across more specific programs such as Enhanced Maternal and Child Health (EMCH) and Special Care nursery liaison. Families with vulnerabilities can be seen across all parts of the Knox municipality and by rotating through specific programs MCH nurses have the opportunities to enhance skills, improve confidence and capacity when working with these families. The level of experience a person has had prior to and within MCH practice will be taken in to account before commencing an EMCH rotation.

The Maternal Child Health Nurse will uphold Council’s commitment to ensuring child safety and the protection of children against abuse, through complying with, promoting and advocating for Child Safe practices, in line with the Victorian Child Safe Standards and Council’s Child Safe Policy and Procedures

About the Opportunity

This is your opportunity to join an amazing early year’s team with a great reputation whose focus is working together as One Team for children and families in the Knox community.

This role will provide holistic health care through child and family centred practices to all families with children 0 - 6 years of age promoting optimal health and well-being in the community within the frameworks and guidelines of the Maternal & Child Health (MCH) nursing program.

This role will work collaboratively with others across the broader Family & Children’s Services team, and across Council to help to identify children and families who require further assessment, intervention, referral and/or support and bring families together, foster social networks, support playgroups and strengthen local community connections.

If you are self-motivated, hold values which align with our organisation; and you are looking to work in a collaborative, integrated way with a strong commitment to continuous improvement about how children and families experience us, then you are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Applicants for this role must submit a cover letter, resume and a response to the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Applications close at 11:45pm AEST on 17/02/2019

Further details about the role can be found in the Position Description or by contacting the Senior Team Leaders MCH Melissa Belli or Tania Santamaria on 9298 8372.

Knox Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Screening Criteria Essential: Do you hold a current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse and a registered midwife and to also hold recognised qualifications in Maternal and Child Health nursing?
Desirable: Current Victorian driver’s licence and use of own vehicle
Desirable: We are accepting applications for Casual Maternal and Child Health Nurse positions. Are you applying for a Casual or Permanent Part Time opportunity? Please answer with Casual, Permanent Part Time or both.
Contact Person Melissa Belli
Contact Number 0392988372
Closing Date 17/02/2019
Position Description Position description - CML Maternal Child Health Nurse October 2019.pdf
Application Guide click here to view