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Family Services Worker

Moonee Valley City Council

Reference number: 13599

  • Temporary Full-Time, until June 2022
  • Parental Leave Backfill
  • $74,423.64 - $86,408.28 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Deliver a range of Family Services programs and initiatives
  • Monthly RDO’s Available

About Moonee Valley City Council

Moonee Valley City Council is a vibrant and diverse municipality. We are a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, providing a range of services to some 130,000 residents and over 10,000 businesses. Our 1,200 employees bring their differing backgrounds, experiences and unique perspectives to our collaborative environment, and are supported to share ideas, initiatives and talent, making a positive impact on our community for now and in the future.

The Opportunity

This position will see you delivering a range of Family Services programs and initiatives in order to encourage children, families, carers in enhancing their social networks and connectedness with their community and culture.


  • Provide case management, support, information, advice, referral, advocacy, parenting workshops, group work and activities to children, families and carers;
  • Provide services that supports, encourages and facilitates participation in the assessment, case planning, decision making and intervention processes;
  • Enhance safety, stability and development for children and young people through assessment, development and implementation of Child and Family Action Plans; and
  • Monitor the level of risk to children and young people, liaising with Community Based Child Protection about the needs and intervention strategies required with children at risk.

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Services or related field;
  • Experience and knowledge in working with children and families in the provision of support and skill development services;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and a sound understanding of family functioning and parenting issues;
  • Experience and knowledge in Child FIRST and Child Protection intake and assessment systems;
  • Experience and well-developed skills in the IRIS computer software program is an advantage, and a working knowledge of ISO: 9001 2015 is desirable; and
  • Current Working with Children Check.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our online system via the Apply Now button and should be in line with the Moonee Valley City Council Application Guide found at the bottom of the advertisement. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.

For further information, please view the Position Description or contact Tania Liwanag, Acting Team Leader Family Services on (03) 9243 1635.

Our Culture of Inclusion

If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we'll support you at every stage of your career. We recognise the importance of balance and embrace work agility, understanding that this means different things to each and every one of our employees.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer and we value diversity and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+) and people with disability. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email H2@mvcc.vic.gov.au or call 9243 1122.

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