Overview

  • Exciting opportunity to join a diverse, experienced team working in a vibrant community
  • 1x Permanent Full Time position, 2x Temporary Full Time positions (2 year contract), working across Wyndham
  • Salary $134,937 per annum plus super and qualification allowance (optional fortnightly RDO)

 

We are Wyndham, one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse cities.

With an average of 100 babies born across Wyndham City every week, our experienced Maternal & Child Health Team are committed to serving our vibrant community.

Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more.

 

A bit about the role

The foundation of the Enhanced Maternal Child Health (EMCH) Program is a child centred and family partnership focus, to promote the best health and development outcomes for children 0-3 years, within families experiencing vulnerabilities.

As an Enhanced MCH nurse, you will be responsible for not only supporting families to be confident and capable in their decision-making related to their children but to also develop the skills of families to place their children front of mind. We are seeking an enthusiastic, skilled, and positive MCH nurse who can work autonomously and provide support for families and colleagues within the Enhanced MCH Program.

Working with a diverse population from a range of backgrounds is one of the reasons our nurses are so passionate about the work that they do with families, where they can really see the difference that they are making for children and their families.

You will be part of a large multidisciplinary team of MCH nurses, immunisation nurses, child and family resource officers, lactation consultants, a social worker and a family violence officer, well supported by a large leadership team.

Applying your clinical skills and experience in a community focused environment, with support from your Team Leader to escalate issues and access opportunities for professional development and further training.

Being a part of one of the largest Councils in Victoria, the team is well resourced with internal referral options for further support for families, appropriate equipment, and quality facilities.

 

What you will deliver

Capacity to work within a small team and demonstrate support for EMCH colleagues

Willingness to liaise with family support and health agencies including DFFH Child Protection as part of providing care for families within the Enhanced MCH program

Thorough and accountable documentation practices

Willingness to provide flexibility of service – connecting with families in a variety of settings, with a family partnership focus, in order to best meet their needs and maximize engagement

Ability to prioritise care needs of individual clients and manage a case load

Excellent time management and adaptability skillset to provide safe and efficient care within the EMCH Program

 

What you will bring

Mandatory Qualifications to practice as a MCH Nurse in Victoria, as outlined in the Position Description

  • Current registration with AHPRA:
    • Registered Nurse (Division 1)
    • Registered Midwife and;

In addition to the above registrations, accredited postgraduate Diploma/Degree (or equivalent) in Child and Family Health Nursing.

In addition:

Current Nurses Board Victoria Registration with Maternal & Child Health endorsement

Significant experience as MCH nurse and demonstrated knowledge of the EMCH Program

Previous experience working as an Enhanced Maternal Child Health Nurse (Desirable)

Demonstrated experience working with CALD communities or a genuine curiosity and willingness to learn

Current valid Victorian driver’s licence and employee Working with Children check

Confidence and competency in using computer systems including M&CH programs

A positive, curious and flexible attitude

 

Be part of something more

Take a look at our job opportunities and you may be surprised at what you discover: a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community. It all adds up to make Wyndham City a great place to belong.

 

Our people are our most valued asset. We are focused on building a culture that empowers every person to do their best work. Flexibility is built right into our DNA and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace that celebrates a diverse workforce. Ask us how this role can be worked.

 

So, are you ready to shape new possibilities?

 

What’s next?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume. We do not require any selection criteria to be addressed.

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rachelle McMillan, Team Leader Enhanced Maternal and Child Health on 0428 818 247.

 

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM on Sunday 16 June 2024.

 

We are a proud inclusive employer. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply for our job opportunities. Our commitment is to provide diverse, safe, and inclusive environments where everyone can grow and succeed.

Tagged as: child family health, child health program, maternal, MCH

Closing Date for Applications: 16th June 11:59pm
Name of Contact Person: Rachelle McMillan
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 0428 818 247

About Wyndham City Council

We are Wyndham, one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse cities.

Our people are hard at work designing the precincts, building the infrastructure, developing the policies and delivering the programs that will ensure the City is prepared to welcome over 200,000 new residents by 2040.

Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more.