Position Details
Reference Number 30753
Position Title Family and Community Resource Liaison Officer
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Children's Cancer Centre - Ward 4C Reef
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary

Family and Community Resource Liaison Officer, Children’s Cancer Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital

  • Work with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Provide non-clinical support children and families receiving care in the Children’s Cancer Centre
  • Part time/temporary role (0.2 EFT, negotiable hours); until 30th June 2020

About us

Monash Health provides integrated healthcare services available to over 1.3 million people, representing 32% of the population of greater Melbourne. We have recently opened a new 230 bed dedicated Children’s Hospital, co-located next to Monash Medical Centre at Clayton. The Children’s Cancer Centre, now known as Reef unit, is a brand new state of the art unit within the Monash Children’s Hospital.  We are proud of our commitment to providing exceptional care and services to meet the needs of patients and their families, delivered through a strong multi-disciplinary team of specialist medical, nursing and allied health professionals.

We are now looking to engage a highly motivated professional to fill the role of our Family and Community Resource Liaison Officer.

About the role

Reporting to the Nurse Unit Manager and Head of Department you will complement the clinical care team and work collaboratively with the allied health and psychosocial team to coordinate and provide non-clinical support for children and their families.

Specifically in this role you will:

  • Support children and their families who are either inpatients or outpatients of the Children’s Cancer Centre services through play, recreation, social activities and respite
  • Liaise with Monash Health Foundation and charity/philanthropic organisations to coordinate toy/craft/play donations
  • Facilitate fundraising/publicity events and visiting programs within the CCC
  • Foster optimal relationships between the Children’s Cancer Centre and these organisations and  
  • Advocate for children and families being treated by the Children’s Cancer Centre

Experience and expertise

To be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate that you satisfy the following mandatory criteria:

  • Hold a qualification suitable to this role – for example: relevant health qualifications, early childhood certificate, play/art/music qualifications, creative arts, and fundraising/public relations
  • Superior communication skills that are cognisant of clinical circumstances
  • Strong team player skills that support a child/family focused approach to work
  • Creative and flexible approaches

You are a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional who has a family focused approach to work. You are looking to join a dedicated multidisciplinary team and have skills and experience that would enable you to contribute to the non-clinical support of children with cancer and haematological conditions and their families. You would be working 8 hours per week with flexible days and hours per day.

What’s on offer

The new MCH is a state of the art facility.  This role offers you the opportunity to work collaboratively as a member of the Children’s Cancer Centre team to provide non-clinical support services for children with cancer or haematological conditions and their families.

Working collaboratively with both the Children’s Cancer Centre team and the Monash Health Foundation you will be help coordinate both in kind and financial donations that support the Children’s Cancer Centre service. Your role as liaison with philanthropic organisations and donors is critical within the Children’s Cancer Centre’s team.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. Any offer of employment will be confirmed on the successful outcome of a Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in this instance. 


Contact Person
Sharon De Graves Nurse Unit Manager 85723456 Sharon.Degraves@monashhealth.org
Natalie Radin Nurse Unit Manager 85723456 natalie.radin@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 26/02/2018
Proposed End Date 30/06/2020
Position Documents
Family and Community Resource Liaison Officer Position Description Family Resource Coordinator and Community Liaison Officer PD - December 2017.pdf
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