Postnatal Services Manager

  • Are you motivated to work in partnership with families experiencing vulnerability
    to develop positive outcomes and make a difference?
  • Do you want to leverage your passion and experience in early childhood nursing to expand a community program?
  • Is a broader integration team, working with education and allied health professionals, somewhere you see yourself?
  • Are you looking for family-friendly hours and flexible work arrangements?

The Infants’ Home Child & Family Services is a dynamic organisation, with a long tradition and strong sense of contemporary pathways focussing on best practice and research initiatives.  A unique work environment set on four acres in Ashfield with cultural commitment to innovation, diversity, integrity and collaboration. The Infants’ Home is a leading provider of quality and innovative education, health, education and care for children and families for over 145 years.

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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 postnatal 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 registered nurse, plus additional qualifications, preferably in maternal and child health nursing (registered)
  • current working with children check
  • experience working with families experiencing disadvantage and/or vulnerability
  • current driver’s license and own car

Key Selection Criteria

  • 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
  • Comprehensive knowledge of women’s health issues and in particular, postnatal depression and ability to use Edinburgh Postnatal Depression scale
  • Knowledge of the specific needs of families from cultural and linguistic diverse backgrounds (CALD) including Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander children
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated ability to liaise with a wide range of individuals and community groups
  • Ability to prioritise, plan, organise and manage service delivery activities within the time available, to most effectively meet client needs, including: home visits, phone calls, assertive outreach for high need families, community liaison, administrative tasks and record keeping
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of computers, Word, Excel, internet and email
  • Demonstrated ability to drive quality of service delivery and staff achievement of KPIs
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

What we can offer

  • Salary Packaging up to $15,900
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing career development
  • Dynamic, supportive team environment
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Competitive above award salary

Application

Please send your resume and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to careers@theinfantshome.org.au. If you have any questions about the role, please call Simon Zhu, Human Resources Officer, on (02) 8719 5018.

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