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Child & Family Health Nurse

Casual Nurse

South/West Sydney (Parramatta, Bankstown, Auburn) Home Visits

Are you motivated to work in partnership with families experiencing disadvantage to developing positive outcomes and make a difference?

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse with child and family health/mothercraft qualifications to join our outreach home visiting program. This role will be providing individualised supported home visiting to vulnerable families and those experiencing disadvantage.

The Infants’ Home Child and Family Services is a dynamic organisation, with a long tradition and strong sense of contemporary pathways focussing on best practice and research initiatives. The Infants’ Home is a leading provider of quality and innovative education, health, education and care for children and families for over 140 years.

Program Objectives

For over 35 years The Infants’ Home Postnatal Support Program has provided child and maternal health services for families with infants aged 0-18 months. The Program includes parent education to families, and community post-natal home visits, with a particular focus on mothers and babies experiencing vulnerabilities, refugee and immigrant communities, young children with physical and mental disabilities, and those who may be predisposed to postnatal depression and other mental health issues.

Key Requirements include:

  • Current registration with AHPRA as a registered nurse with recognised qualifications in child and family health nursing/mothercraft qualifications.
  • Current working with children check
  • Current driver’s license and own car

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience working with young children, mothers and families; especially high needs clients and families experiencing vulnerabilities or disadvantage.
  • Highly developed and specialised skills in assessment of health and development of children 0-18 months. 
  • Well-developed understanding and current knowledge of the needs of children 0- 18 months and their families, relevant information and parenting information and resources available.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe and compassionate quality care that is culturally responsive
  • Comprehensive knowledge of women’s health issues and in particular, post-natal depression and ability to use Edinburgh Post Natal Depression scale.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated ability to liaise with a wide range of individuals and community groups.
  • Effectively managing time to ensure the needs of clients and their families or carers are met.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan, organise and manage service delivery to most effectively meet client needs, including: home visits, phone calls, assertive outreach for high need families, community liaison, administrative tasks and documentation.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, Word, Excel, internet and email.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

For further details or to obtain a position description please contact The Infants' Home Careers Team on 9799 4844 or email careers@theinfantshome.org.au.

To apply please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to the above email.

 

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