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Enhanced Maternal Child Health Nurse

MacKillop Family Services


McAuley Community Services for Women is no ordinary community service. McAuley supports women and children into safe and sustainable living, regardless of their entry point, complexity, need or recovery time.

McAuley is a ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea. In addition to this, feminism, intersectionality, and anti-oppressive practices are imbedded within our client practice and our culture.

McAuley merged with MacKillop Family Services in October 2023

To find out more about McAuley and the role, please read the full position description and visit our website.


A unique opportunity for an Enhanced Maternal Child Health Nurse to join a specialist family violence team. This role will support improving the health and wellbeing of children, with a focus on building the confidence in the caregiving ability of the mother/primary carer and strengthening their bonds and relationship by remaining focused on the needs of their children as they rebuild their lives following violence. Some of other tasks may involve:

  • Providing secondary consultation to refuge staff to support broader support planning with the family
  • Coordinating and working collaboratively with a range of services and stakeholders to support women and children reach their goals
  • Providing information, support, and referrals as appropriate utilising a strength based, inclusive and empowering approach which is trauma informed and anti-oppressive
  • Supporting social inclusion with families through community connections, parenting groups, playgroups and the promotion of community programs and resources
  • Developing and facilitating groups to support parenting confidence and the mother child bond in line with broader program goals

This is a fixed part-time until 17/07/2026 0.6 FTE opportunity based in Sunshine, VIC and other locations including outreach within Melbourne Western Suburbs within our Community Services Program. This position reports to Team Leader - Children.

The Salary: $116,584 per annum pro rata + superannuation and salary packaging.


We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children supported by our services. Read more about how we work to ensure that the individuality and best interests of children are promoted and respected.


Click 'Apply Now'. Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

A Working with Children Check (Employee Version) and a current driver’s license are mandatory. Successful appointment to the position will be subject to a National Police Check (and international if applicable) and be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

If you have specific questions about the job, please contact Ania O'Brien [email protected],au using the subject line: Enhanced Maternal Child Health Nurse enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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