First listed on: 07 September 2023

 Team Leader Maternal and Child Health


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington.

Here at the City of Stonnington we aspire to be a leading local government authority and to do this we need the very best people who share our belief in community and who want to make a difference. We value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. We provide an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to thrive and be authentic. There is a variety of benefits available for our people have a look at “Why Stonnington”.

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Job Description

As Team Leader Maternal and Child Health you will work with the Coordinator to plan and lead a multi-disciplinary team in delivering a family centred Maternal and Child Health Service for City of Stonnington which maximises the health and wellbeing potential of children 0-6 years and their families.
You will manage the the day-to-day provision of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service City of Stonnington Council, including both the Universal and Enhanced M&CH programs.

Additionally you will coordinate the annual staff development program to assist staff, develop a framework for their future development and gain knowledge and skills and provide support and guidance to MCH students and graduates.

You will also provide support, guidance and intervention on child growth development, health and hygiene, nutrition, parenting and safety by conducting individual and group consultations on occasions during business hours and after-hours including Saturdays if required.Work with the 
This is a permanent part time (30.4 hours) position with an annual salary of $130,641 + 11% superannuation + qualification allowances.

You are based within our bright, modern and sustainable Malvern Town Hall on the corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road in Malvern where boutique stores, cafes and health clubs are in abundance. From the office you can easily walk to Malvern Gardens, High Street Armadale or Glenferrie Road. Malvern and Armadale Train Station are a short walk away and tram stops are out the front of the building. 

As a permanent employee you also get access to our wellbeing program, employee assistance counselling program and receive 17.5% additional pay when on annual leave.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Competence to maintain all the professional standards and service guidelines of M&CH nursing practice with sound knowledge of current Maternal and Child Health evidence-based practices and policies.
  • Ability to manage and reprioritise changing day-to-day staff/client needs and emerging risks balancing the operational needs with the clinical decision making.
  • Specialised knowledge of normal child development and behaviour with the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to clients and colleagues as appropriate.
  • Well developed interpersonal skills with an ability to engage with and support a team of M&CH staff and the ability to prepare and deliver written and verbal reports, submissions, and presentations.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with families and children experiencing vulnerabilities and applying a collaborative family-centred approach to address their needs.
  • Experience leading and supervising a Maternal and Child Health team, including motivating staff throughout change management, and supporting staff development, performance, and behaviour, with an emphasis on team building and a positive, collaborative workplace culture.
  • An understanding of all legislation requirements relating to the delivery of the Maternal and Child Health Services.
  • Current registration with the AHPRA as both a Registered Nurse and a Registered Midwife along with Postgraduate Child, Family and Community Nursing as recognised in Victoria to practice in Maternal and Child Health Services with a current driver’s licence and Working With Children Check.
  • A sound knowledge and experience in use of Information technology including the Maternal and Child Health Child Development Information System (CDIS) and Microsoft Office Programs. 

Join Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Samantha Cooke Coordinator Maternal and Child Health on 

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

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To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination.

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