Young Parents Support Worker

  • Part time opportunity (30.4)

  • Fixed term until 30th November 2018

  • Based in Wodonga

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 18th July 2018

Gateway Health is an innovative and supportive Community Health Service with offices in Wodonga, Wangaratta and Myrtleford. The organisation delivers a broad range of primary health services.  We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individuals to join our organisation in the following position:

 Young Parents Support Worker

The role of this position is to proactively respond to the needs of young parents and families (under the age of 25 years) through creating an empowering model of service delivery that enhances early engagement and ongoing involvement with relevant services. Through strengthening skills and partnerships, and building connections with extended family, community and professional supports, this position aims to build the capacity of young parents, and strengthen their self-reliance.

This will be done through developing specific activities incorporating parenting, relationship and life skills.  This position will develop programs that strengthen the connectedness of young parents at the ante-natal stage and increase their ongoing skills and abilities, whilst also developing their knowledge of systems and services to call on when help is needed. 

Through strengthening young parents’ knowledge and relevant skills, and supporting the application of these skills in everyday life from the ante-natal stage onwards, this position will enhance the ability of young parents to support themselves. The aim is to develop and build on programs that are already available locally (e.g. Family and Community Group Conferencing; parenting courses; relationship education; ante-natal classes) to meet the specific needs of our local young parents. This position will also support young parents in transferring this knowledge to family and friends through the development of peer education and mentoring programs.

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Enquiries regarding this position are to be directed to Angela Macfarlane 0438 692 288.

Applications must address the SELECTION CRITERIA and have two referees being recent Managers or Supervisors.

Please forward your application, resume and key selection criteria responses, marked confidential to 

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 18th July 2018.