Parent Group Facilitator (Baby Makes 3 Program)

Exciting Opportunity within the Cardinia Shire MCH team:Parent Group Facilitator - Baby Makes 3 Program (up to 10 to 15 hours per month, minimum 2 months per year)Band 5 (Penalty/ overtime rates may apply)Evening hours (4pm to 7pm) and potential Saturday afternoon hoursFacilitate groups as a pair of male and female facilitatorsExperienced group facilitators preferredPrior Experience working with groups from CALD backgrounds and/or from "at risk" groups preferredCore values of Gender equity and sound knowledge of prevention of Violence against women required.Males and females from CALD and ATSI backgrounds are encouraged to applySupportive, diverse and experienced team within an innovative organisationGreat team culture3-day Facilitator training (online) dates: November 21st and 28th, Dec 12th, 2022Facilitation of groups starting in Early 2023About the roleWe are looking for Male and Female Group Facilitators to join our growing MCH service. The purpose of the role is to facilitate "Baby Makes 3" groups for parents of young children, and to support with capacity building of MCH and Early years staff as appropriate. Facilitator training is provided via Healthability, funded by Cardinia Shire council.Supported and led by our experienced leadership team, our MCH team is passionate, driven and motivated, providing innovative, family centred, services to our diverse community. Our community is at the forefront of everything we do. As a Baby Makes 3 Group Facilitator, you will apply your facilitation skills and experience to our valued community, with many modern facilities to work in, and generous opportunities for professional development and further training.Supported by a strong admin team, our MCH team is supervised by highly supportive leadership team of 4 Team Leaders and a Coordinator, guiding 3 teams in the Universal Service and a diverse Enhanced Service incorporating MCH nurses, Family Support Parenting Practitioners and a Social Worker. A well regarded and established Smalltalk Supported Playgroups program sits within our team, as does a recently implemented Sleep & Settling Program.About YouYou will be a flexible and dynamic individual who enjoys the challenge and variety of working within a rapidly growing community. You are passionate about providing outstanding service delivery and connecting with our local community. You will pride yourself on working in partnership with other community support programs while bringing innovation and best practice to our team. You will be driven to strengthen our community, but also be responsive to our community’s needs. You have strong facilitation and interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of a team.To be part of Cardinia’s MCH success you will bring:Demonstrated experience working with CALD communitiesCurrent valid driver’s licence and Working with Children check, andA positive, curious and flexible attitude.About UsCardinia Shire Council is a dynamic and progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our diversity and investment in our staff. Everything we do is underpinned by our Together, Different and for the Future approach, embracing collaboration and innovation across teams, with other agencies, and our community. We seek people with diverse experience and background, then provide you with the tools for career success. You will have access to targeted training through our learning and development programs to enable you to achieve your professional goals and excel in your role. We offer opportunities to work flexibly, balancing your work goals with your life goals. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including discounted gym memberships and health insurance, annual leave loading and access to our comprehensive health and wellbeing program. To ApplyIf you are ready to make a difference, please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role. Applications close: Wednesday, 5th October 2022To access the position description please visit https://careers.cardinia.vic.gov.au/our-jobs/ please note you will need to scroll to the bottom of the advertised position to access the PD.For any further information please call 1300 787 624 and ask to speak to a member of the recruitment team, or for further information regarding the position please contact Cathy Massoud, Coordinator MCH 0409 541 795Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.Cardinia Shire Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse, gender inequality, racism, violence against women and family violence.All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check, pre-employment medical and obtain or hold a valid Working with Children Check.You must have valid Australia Working Rights to be considered for this role.Position Description 70000 AUD Officer 3809

Parent Group Facilitator (Baby Makes 3 Program)

Exciting Opportunity within the Cardinia Shire MCH team:

Parent Group Facilitator - Baby Makes 3 Program (up to 10 to 15 hours per month, minimum 2 months per year)

  • Band 5 (Penalty/ overtime rates may apply)
  • Evening hours (4pm to 7pm) and potential Saturday afternoon hours
  • Facilitate groups as a pair of male and female facilitators
  • Experienced group facilitators preferred
  • Prior Experience working with groups from CALD backgrounds and/or from "at risk" groups preferred
  • Core values of Gender equity and sound knowledge of prevention of Violence against women required.
  • Males and females from CALD and ATSI backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Supportive, diverse and experienced team within an innovative organisation
  • Great team culture
  • 3-day Facilitator training (online) dates: November 21st and 28th, Dec 12th, 2022
  • Facilitation of groups starting in Early 2023

About the role

We are looking for Male and Female Group Facilitators to join our growing MCH service. The purpose of the role is to facilitate "Baby Makes 3" groups for parents of young children, and to support with capacity building of MCH and Early years staff as appropriate. Facilitator training is provided via Healthability, funded by Cardinia Shire council.

Supported and led by our experienced leadership team, our MCH team is passionate, driven and motivated, providing innovative, family centred, services to our diverse community. Our community is at the forefront of everything we do. As a Baby Makes 3 Group Facilitator, you will apply your facilitation skills and experience to our valued community, with many modern facilities to work in, and generous opportunities for professional development and further training.

Supported by a strong admin team, our MCH team is supervised by highly supportive leadership team of 4 Team Leaders and a Coordinator, guiding 3 teams in the Universal Service and a diverse Enhanced Service incorporating MCH nurses, Family Support Parenting Practitioners and a Social Worker. A well regarded and established Smalltalk Supported Playgroups program sits within our team, as does a recently implemented Sleep & Settling Program.

About You

You will be a flexible and dynamic individual who enjoys the challenge and variety of working within a rapidly growing community. You are passionate about providing outstanding service delivery and connecting with our local community. You will pride yourself on working in partnership with other community support programs while bringing innovation and best practice to our team. You will be driven to strengthen our community, but also be responsive to our community’s needs. You have strong facilitation and interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

To be part of Cardinia’s MCH success you will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience working with CALD communities
  • Current valid driver’s licence and Working with Children check, and
  • A positive, curious and flexible attitude.

About Us

Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic and progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our diversity and investment in our staff. Everything we do is underpinned by our Together, Different and for the Future approach, embracing collaboration and innovation across teams, with other agencies, and our community. 

We seek people with diverse experience and background, then provide you with the tools for career success. You will have access to targeted training through our learning and development programs to enable you to achieve your professional goals and excel in your role. 

We offer opportunities to work flexibly, balancing your work goals with your life goals. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including discounted gym memberships and health insurance, annual leave loading and access to our comprehensive health and wellbeing program. 

To Apply

  • If you are ready to make a difference, please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role. Applications close: Wednesday, 5th October 2022
  • To access the position description please visit https://careers.cardinia.vic.gov.au/our-jobs/ please note you will need to scroll to the bottom of the advertised position to access the PD.
  • For any further information please call 1300 787 624 and ask to speak to a member of the recruitment team, or for further information regarding the position please contact Cathy Massoud, Coordinator MCH 0409 541 795

Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Cardinia Shire Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse, gender inequality, racism, violence against women and family violence.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check, pre-employment medical and obtain or hold a valid Working with Children Check.

You must have valid Australia Working Rights to be considered for this role.