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Care Coordinator

Royal Women's Hospital - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Care Coordinator - Housing & Support Program
Fixed Term Position - 32 Hours per week until June 2023 (salary will be pro rata of the full time salary displayed).


The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

The Women’s, Launch Housing and HousingFirst have collaborated to develop a housing and support program that will be launched in mid-2021. This multi-disciplinary, multi-agency program is an Australian-first. It will offer a pathway out of homelessness for pregnant women and new mothers – helping them to bond with and care for their babies, access support services, gain independence and break the cycle of homelessness. Ultimately, it aims to change the life trajectory of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable women and babies.

Your contribution 

Reporting to the Program Manager and working with the broader Program team – including workers from HousingFirst and Launch Housing – the Care Coordinator is a senior clinical leadership role in the service. The role provides assessment, casework management and service coordination support to women and infants to advance their health and well-being.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Screening of referrals into the Cornelia Program and recommending women to HousingFirst to be accepted (as building owner and landlord, HousingFirst make final decision on tenants to be accepted into service).

  • Conducting initial needs identification and risk assessment of the women once accepted.

  • Leading the development of holistic health and psychosocial care plans for the women, working closely with Launch Housing, to ensure relevant clinical care and to overcome barriers in obtaining and maintaining long term housing.

  • Connecting and referring the women to other external health and non-health service providers as necessary (e.g. Enhanced Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health services, Alcohol and Drug services, Early Parenting services)

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Health professional qualifications (e.g. midwifery or social work tertiary qualifications)

  • Significant experience working with women with complex needs (women with drug and alcohol challenges, including women who are homeless)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and psychosocial issues and the impacts of homelessness, alcohol and drugs and violence on a women’s physical, social and emotional health.

  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work or equivalent

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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