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Extended Families

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Join our Extended Family … and make a real and lasting difference for children and young adults with a disability and their family.

We are continuing to grow our range of inclusion support, support coordination and other services. Please refer below for current vacancies. 

Note all staff require a current satisfactory Police Check, a current employee Working with Children Check and must satisfactorily pass the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check.

Why work at Extended Families?

Here are a few of the reasons we think you might like to join us:

  • A committed and genuine team with a shared vision to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people with a disability and their families and make a real difference in our community.
  • A high level of job satisfaction, based on a positive work culture of collaboration, relationships and teamwork.
  • A long and effective history in disability support and community inclusion, with well developed policies, procedures and practice guidelines.
  • An e-learning system to support your orientation and ongoing development.
  • Support and supervision is valued and ongoing professional development opportunities provided.
  •  Staff are respected and their input and contribution to service operation and development valued, leading to a flexible and creative approach to service delivery.
  • A flexible work environment to promote work life balance, with an effective ‘time in leiu’ system.  
  • Salary packaging up to the legal limit for staff (except casuals).
  • Award rates and a focus on opportunities for career development for our staff.


Current Employment Opportunities

SUPPORT COORDINATORS (Melbourne Metro)

Support Coordinators help people with a disability and their families plan, connect to services, overcome barriers and achieve their goals. For many participants and parents, finding their way through the process of planning and connecting with services can be challenging and time consuming. Our focus is on children and young adults and we have strong multi-cultural links. We have two positions available, a general position requiring extensive experience (closing 31/3/21) and a Mandarin Speaking position (closing 7/3/21)

Extended Families has an excellent reputation in quality practice and a supportive team environment. This position will work with complex families and individuals and is ideally suited to an experienced Social Worker or Case Manager. The position could be based either our Coburg or Box Hill offices, but will involve travel to visit participants in various locations. Whilst our primary cohort is people with intellectual, physical, sensory, neurological disability and Autism, we have an increasing number of people with mental illness so experience in mental health services would be strongly welcomed.

We are seeking a Support Coordinator who has:

  • Experience in family case work or case management
  • A holistic practice orientation and an understanding of the various issues that may impact on a family such as mental health, child protection, relationship and socio-economic issues
  • Excellent communication, organisation, flexibility and empathy and ability to engage with families
  • Strong administration and computer skills
  • Ability to support children and young people with a disability and their families
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Skills and experience in mental health support (preferred)

We are looking for people with qualifications in Social Work or equivalent.

Position Description - Support Coordinator

Position Description - Mandarin Speaking Support Coordinator


INCLUSION SUPPORT WORKERS (Melbourne Metro)

Support children and young adults with a disability by helping them experience genuine friendship and community inclusion, including in sport, recreation and leisure. You could be taking someone to their weekly dance class, doing a regular leisure activity with them, helping them learn to use public transport, going to a café and helping them practice their social skills or supporting a group of children to explore a city attraction. We have roles available to support participants in our LinC (individual inclusion support) Program.

Positions are casual with a view to develop some into permanent positions.

Ideally you will have past relevant experience and / or minimum Cert III qualification.

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Living with a disability can be difficult. We support people aged 0-30 and their families in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to build friendships and connect with their community.

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Suite 1, 95 Bell Street
P.O.Box 275
Coburg Victoria 3058