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Caseworker / Social Worker / Maternal & Child Health Nurse

Karinya House
  • Opportunity to negotiate flexible working hours - Up to 70 hours per fortnight (worked across 3-4 days per week).
  • Applications will be assessed as they are received.


At Karinya House, we believe in making a difference for women in our community and for generations to come. We believe that every woman who is pregnant or parenting should be surrounded by care, compassion and the practical support she needs. We believe that, with the right support, every woman has the strength to make change in her life.

We are small, specialised and grass-roots organisation. Working from a social justice perspective, we are non-aligned and non-affiliated with any religion or political views and do not judge. We enable and support; and treat our team as we would the women we walk alongside, recognising the unique skills of each member of our close-knit team.


  • Build relationships with women and walk alongside them as they navigate the complexities of pregnancy and parenting, to help support them to be the best parents they can be.
  • Create a caring, non-judgmental space of trust and safety for women.
  • Co-develop flexible care plans with women, to meet their expressed priorities.
  • Work with women within the timeframes that they set.
  • Harness a range of resources and opportunities to best support women.
  • Use cloud-based systems to document each woman’s unique journey.


  • Individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to giving back to their community, by improving outcomes for women who are pregnant and parenting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working from a Trauma Informed Care framework.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with women and/or families experiencing homelessness, and/or domestic/family violence, and/or mental health, drug and alcohol issues, or engaged with the child protection system.
  • If you are someone who is respectful, caring, and flexible, someone who is driven by impact, values and a desire to see change in your community – then Karinya House is the place for you.


  • An opportunity to work from a social justice framework, within a small, specialised, grass-roots, well regarded Canberra organisation.
  • An organisation that is not aligned to any religious and political perspectives.
  • An opportunity to make a direct impact in the community, by empowering and supporting women who are pregnant or early parenting.
  • An ongoing role within an inclusive, diverse, caring and compassionate team. Where our team members are treated in the same way we treat the women we walk alongside – with respect and compassion.
  • Access to external professional supervision, and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.
  • Ability to negotiate hours, within the span of 8am – 5pm. Including paid lunch breaks when breaks taken on-site.
  • Attractive tax-free salary packaging benefit
  • Salary is Level 5 SCHCADS Award 35 Hours per week: $86,687 - $90,611, plus super.
  • On-site free car parking

A position description is attached.

For further information on the position, please contact Belinda Munn, Services Director, on 0408 095 243 or [email protected], using the subject line: Caseworker / Social Worker / Maternal & Child Health Nurse enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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