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Maternal Child Health and Immunisation Coordinator


Employer: Nillumbik Shire Council
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Early Childhood, Family Services, Health Care & Allied Health, Health Promotion, Management, Nursing
Sector/s: Local Government
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 08 February, 2019.
Applications close: 24 February, 2019.

It is an exciting time to be part of Maternal Child Health & Immunisation Services. Having recently completed a full review of the service, Council is investing in MCH&I’s future, strengthening its contribution to high quality outcomes for the community. To guide this journey, a new strategic plan is under development. As the leader of the Service, the Coordinator MCH&I will play a key role in shaping the future by implementing the strategic plan, leading an engaged team, building strong stakeholder relationships and delivering an outstanding service.

Nillumbik Shire Council is pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for a suitably skilled and experienced professional to take up the role of Coordinator Maternal and Child Health and Immunisation service. The position has direct responsibility for eight Maternal and Child Health Nurses, Business Support Officer and Playgroup facilitator.

The role sits within the Community Programs Department of Council and is aligned to broader child, youth and family strategies.

Key responsibilities will include:

Using contemporary practice, service improvement and excellence to respond to the needs of the community regarding Maternal & Child Health care, the MCH co-ordinator has three major functional responsibilities:

Leadership and staff management

  • Manage all facets of the operations of the Maternal & Child Health team including contract management of Immunisation and other external funded services
  • Provide effective operational management and leadership using the progressive universalism approach ensuring compliance with MCH service standards, CoPP policies & procedures and guidelines.

Strategic Service Planning and Development

  • Direct and lead the Maternal & Child Health Development team to implement current policy, continuous improvement, evaluation and advocacy

Specialist liaison and advocate

  • Provide guidance and specialist advice on children, to mothers, parents or care givers reflecting best Integrated Service practice.
  • Conduct periodic service reviews to identify and implement service and business process improvements in line with industry best practice.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Victorian Nurses Board registration as a nurse Division 1 with additional qualifications in Midwifery and Maternal & Child Health.
  • Strategic and critical thinking ability to contribute to the development and implementation of long term strategies, Integrated Service developments, staffing and outcomes from change management
  • Experience and ability to lead the MCH team to respond to the needs of a diverse community
  • Knowledge and skill to plan and monitor the financials
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership and people management skills to encourage employee contribution, goal setting and performance improvement
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with service providers, government bodies, networks and other councils
  • Proven capacity to manage competing priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • Current Drivers Licence

Relevant experience leading clinical governance in a community based service and Local Government is also an advantage.

This is a permanent part-time position with an attractive remuneration package paid in accordance with the Nillumbik Shire Council MCHN Enterprise Agreement 2016/2019.

How to apply for this job

Applications close 11.59pm Sunday, 24 February 2019.

Visit www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au to view the position description/to apply. Applications must address the key selection criteria to be considered.