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If you're a bright, energetic, out-of-the-box thinker seeking a distinctive environment in which to flourish then the University of Canberra wants to hear from you.

Become part of something distinctive.

Early Childhood Family Services Liaison Officer

Apply now Job no: 495352
Work type: Professional
Location: Bruce
Categories: Research Support

• An opportunity to add value in Health and Wellbeing join the Health Research Institute team at UC!
• UC Level 6 $81,116pa - $87,319pa + 17% Super
• Full-Time, 3 Year Fixed-Term Contract

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The university partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The universities success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).

We are currently seeking an Early Childhood Family Services Liaison Officer to join our research team for the “Good Start In Life” program for early childhood development (funded by the Medical Research Future Fund).

Reporting to the Director, UC-Health Research Institute the successful candidate will engage families and young children and help them connect to local services and programmes to build strong, sustainable relationships between community service agencies. You will need to draw on past experience and knowledge of family and children services in an early development context.

A key feature of this role is to actively engage with parents, children and service providers to provide an integrated and responsive service focused on building strong, sustainable and connected children, families and communities. You will also Facilitate parent and child engagement strategies that meet the local needs and create pathways and connections for parents to increase their knowledge of their community, universal and specialist services, health, education and social support services and support the development and promotion of community activities, networks and opportunities that engage parents and young children.

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate qualifications in a related area such as early childhood education, social work or psychology or similar. Demonstrated capacity to engage with parents and families of infants/young children and possess previous experience with working with local community services/stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Working With Vulnerable People card (WWVP) and a satisfactory current police check.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Dr Vicky Saunders via email at

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the UC Talent team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 7th March 2021

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