Karinya House Maternal Health Worker

Working with an ethic of care, the Karinya House Maternal Health Worker works compassionately with women, who are pregnant and early parenting with complex needs, to promote their empowerment and independence.

​Working within an ethical and research informed practice framework and within a culture that is inspired and sustained by the women with whom we work, Karinya House aims to provide women the support they need, during and after pregnancy.


  • Build relationships with women and walk alongside them as they navigate the complexities of pregnancy and parenting, to help support them to be the best parents they can be.
  • Provide practical, hands-on health information, wellbeing and daily living/ parenting skills support and guidance to women and their babies/families.
  • Create a caring, non-judgmental space of trust and safety for women.
  • Co-develop flexible care plans with women, to meet their expressed priorities.
  • Work with women within the timeframes that they set.
  • Harness a range of resources and opportunities to best support women. This includes facilitating health/ medical appointments.
  • Use cloud-based systems to document each woman’s unique journey.


  • Individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to giving back to their community, by improving outcomes for women who are pregnant and parenting.
  • Practical and hands on individuals, who know how to translate health information and support the daily routines of pregnancy and parenting in a non-clinical way.
  • Professionals who have demonstrated experience or understanding of current maternal and child health practices and theories, including the impact of trauma.
  • Individuals with experience in working with women and/or families experiencing homelessness, and/or domestic/family violence, and/or mental health, drug and alcohol issues, or engaged with the child protection system.


  • An opportunity to make a direct impact in the community, by empowering and supporting women who are pregnant or early parenting.
  • A role within an inclusive, diverse, caring and compassionate team.
  • An opportunity to work in a growing, well respected, local, not-for-profit organisation.
  • An opportunity to use your health skills and knowledge without having to work evenings or weekends.
  • Ability to negotiate hours, across 3-4 days per week, within the span of 8am – 4:30pm, up to 30 Hours per week. Including paid lunch breaks when breaks taken on-site.
  • Salary is Level 5 SCHCADS Award 60 Hours per fortnight with a salary range of $74,300 to $77,600 plus 11% Superannuation**

** Includes up to $17,500 flexible salary packaging including meal and entertainment.

  • The position description for this role, details of shift hours and information on how to apply can be found here.

Applications are now open, with applications closing at By 4pm Monday 4 September 2023.

Karinya House encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, or people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

For further information about the role, please contact Belinda Munn – Karinya House Services Director on 0408 095 243 or [email protected]