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Pregnancy and Early Parenting Practitioner

Caroline Chisholm Society

about us

Here at the Caroline Chisholm Society (CCS) we believe in the empowerment of women and families; it’s one of our values. We do this by providing services and supports to mothers, babies, and young children. Our work is inspired by Caroline Chisholm, a woman of uncompromising determination in wanting better social and economic outcomes for women and children.

about the role

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Pregnancy and Early Parenting Practitioner at the Caroline Chisholm Society delivers support services to women including assessment, counselling, single session & short-term case work, referral and advocacy. The role is responsible for the planning, delivery and coordination of services for clients and their family, to best meet their needs and achieve agreed goals.

The successful applicant will have case work experience and a strong understanding of pregnancy, early parenting and the early years. You will have good communication, risk management, intervention, assessment and judgement skills.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current legislation including the Child, Youth & Families Act (2005); frameworks including the Best Interest Framework, Information Sharing schemes and the MARAM Framework.

A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or equivalent is required.

KEY selection CRITERIA:

  • Understand and share the values and objectives of the Caroline Chisholm Society with preparedness to advocate for those values.
  • Have casework experience and knowledge of pregnancy and teaching early parenting skills in complex family environments.
  • Have experience in a specialisation which could include maternal and infant health education, including active outreach in maternal and infant supports.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement in dealing with crisis situations and asses risk to safety of self and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within the policies and procedures of Caroline Chisholm Society while being responsive to direction.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability in organisational, administration and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated literacy MSOffice suite and working knowledge of databases and online reporting systems.

A position description is attached.

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