First listed on: 03 December 2020

Maternal and Child Health Coordinator 


Permanent, Part time (0.8 EFT) or Full Time Position  

Salary $123,886 + Super (pro-rata if PT)

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role

Make a difference in our community!

Reporting to the Maternal Child Health Team Leader a new opportunity exists to become part of an innovative leadership team, delivering high quality programs that supports optimal child, maternal and family health and wellbeing.

You are responsible for the day to day management, support and supervision of one of the multidisciplinary teams of MCH nurses, administration officers, alongside 3 other coordinators.  Your team provides a range of efficient and comprehensive services to vulnerable families experiencing significant early parenting difficulties and children identified as being at risk of harm.

Your ability to know what is happening in the community while building and maintaining external networks, representing Council and advocating for our families will aid you and your team. You will have an intimate understanding of what are the needs of our community, responding and incorporating them into our strategic planning. You will also be tasked with the development and implementation of innovative practises, creating effective and efficient best practise service delivery in line with community. 

About you

You will be passionate in supporting, coaching and mentoring staff to deliver high quality effective and responsive services.  Your highly developed communication skills will ensure that the MCH team are a connected team to develop projects that improve service quality leading to better health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Child and Family Health Nursing.
  •  Current AHRHA registration as a division 1 Nurse and Midwife (NMBA)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in Maternal and Child Health or related service area.
  • Experience in supervising or managing a team of professionals, including the provision of clinical supervision and leading staff through change.
  • Identify and establish innovative continuous improvement opportunities, supporting the delivery of services within the municipality
  • The conduit between strategic planning and operational service delivery, providing process and guidance on achieving Council goals and service agreements
  • Knowledge and understanding of the State Government reform agenda and its implications for the design and delivery of MCH and Early Years services.
  • Proven problem-solving skills in complex environments
  • Candidates will hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence and hold a current WWC

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Leanne Taylor, Team Leader Family Children and Young People on 9404 8880.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description.

**Applications close 11:45 pm on Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Please note all applicants must apply online and no late applications will be accepted.

* You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments.

Where possible, Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact.  Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.

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