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Early Parenting Specialist

Caroline Chisholm Society

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 programs 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.

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Early Parenting Specialist (EPS) at the Caroline Chisholm Society will have oversight for the:

  • Provision of early parenting education programs and intervention outreach services to mothers.
  • Lead in the delivery of individualised parenting interventions, including individual and group parent education programs with the aim to assist families identify goals and employ strategies for effective change to build adult capabilities and family strengths.

The EPS role will also be a key position working across multi-disciplinary teams including CCS practitioners, volunteers, doulas, students and other appropriate services to deliver responsive and flexible interventions to families identified as at risk.

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.

Ideally applicants will have training and experience in the delivery of early parenting programs, and 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.


  • Degree in Social Work or other tertiary qualification with counselling competencies and have substantial experience delivering parent education programs including training in at least two current parent education program approaches (i.e., SafeCare, Triple P, Bringing Up Great Kids).
  • Demonstrated experience in working across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of parent education programs; undertaking assessments and working knowledge of DHHS policies and standards in working with at-risk and vulnerable families.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex cases, including pregnancy and early parenting interventions, seeking and acquitting funding, working with data in planning, allocating work, implementing policy and fulfilling compliance requirements.

For further information regarding this role, contact Jennifer Weber, CEO jweber@caroline.org.au, using the subject line: Early Parenting Specialist enquiry via EthicalJobs to arrange a time to discuss.

A position description is attached.

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