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Careers at Barwon Early Parenting Centre

Make a difference to local families

  • Join Barwon Health’s new state-of-the-art early parenting centre, dedicated to supporting families in our region.
  • Provide specialist expertise to parents and carers to build parenting skills.
  • Permanent full-time, part-time and casual roles available soon.

About the Barwon Early Parenting Centre

Opening in the first half of 2024, the Barwon Early Parenting Centre will provide specialist support and deliver flexible, targeted services for families with children 0-4 years old.

The centre aims to enhance the parent-child relationship and support parents with strategies for achieving their parenting goals. These goals are often in areas such as sleep and settling, child behaviour, and parent and child health and wellbeing.

These goals are achieved through structured programs that vary from residential, day stay and in-home support. Programs include:

  • psychosocial, physical and developmental assessments
  • parenting education
  • counselling
  • skills development
  • play-based activities
  • modelling effective behaviours.

The Barwon Early Parenting Centre is located within the McKellar Centre precinct on Ballarat Road in North Geelong.

To learn more about the Victorian Government’s expansion and upgrade program to the early parenting centre network, click here.

Who are we recruiting

The Barwon Early Parenting Centre is looking for dedicated professionals who are committed to delivering person-centre care to local families. We’re seeking expressions of interest from:

  • Administration Officers
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Maternal and Child Health Nurses
  • Early Parenting Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Consultants
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Play Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Paediatricians
  • Patient Service Assistants

Expressions of Interest

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Click here to submit an expression of interest.

By submitting your application, you are expressing your interest in becoming a part of our dynamic team, and we value the unique qualities and experiences you bring to the table. While there may not be an immediate opening that perfectly matches your skills, your application will be carefully reviewed and considered for potential current and future opportunities that align with your background and aspirations.

Meet the team

Lauren, Unit Manager, Barown Early Parenting Centre

How will the BEPC benefit the Geelong community?

The Barwon Early Parenting Centre aims to provide specialist support to families within our region free of charge. Families with children aged 0 – 4 years will have access to services such as sleep settling support through to strengthen based parenting programs. These services will be offered by a range of multidisciplinary clinicians. The flexible, targeted approach is going to enhance and enrich the attachment between children and their parents / caregivers, allowing families within Geelong and the region to achieve their parenting goals.

The aim is for the parents of Geelong to feel more supported and connected with their children so that their children can thrive!

What kind of team/culture are you looking to build?

The Early Parenting Centre will be a team of multidisciplinary clinicians offering a wraparound service for the families of Geelong. The aim is for a positive team culture that fosters collaboration, and where values are aligned. The team will foster a strong understanding of the first 1000 days of the children’s life and implement supportive, caring and non-judgemental programs in a fun and relaxed way. Being passionate about improving the relationships of families in Geelong is going to be essential in building a nurturing and respectful team environment.

What are some the benefits of joining a brand new service?

Being a part of the Barwon Early Parenting Centre from the very beginning allows you the opportunity to be a part of a brand new service offering within the region. You have the chance to work with a diverse range of health clinicians from a Nursing, Allied Health and Medical backgrounds, providing greater opportunities to network with colleagues within Barwon Health.

As the service is new, you will not only have access to exciting learning opportunities but too the ability to contribute to the scope of the roles themselves.  

Last Modified: Wednesday, 21 February 2024