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Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Peer Advocate Volunteer - Southern Tasmania

Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Job Posted: 11/12/2017

Job Category:

Volunteer, Community & Charity / Associations / Non-Profit

Job description:
  • Ongoing role, to be reviewed June 2018
  • Flexible hours dependent upon client needs. All work will be conducted within normal business hours.

The program

The Parents and Families Advocacy Service (PFAS) works directly with parents and families involved with the Child Safety Service (CSS) through the provision of information, referral, general support, and strengths-based advocacy to assist parents and families to better understand and navigate the processes of the Child Safety Service. Volunteers may work in diverse modes of practice as required, including direct work with parents and family members, group work, and community projects that are associated with the service.

The opportunity

We are looking for people who are knowledgeable about the processes of the Child Safety Service (CSS) in Tasmania and have the skills and interest to share this knowledge with parents and families. We are looking for committed, non-judgemental people who have time to volunteer to support others.

People with lived experiences of involvement with the Child Safety Service (CSS) are highly encouraged to apply.

The impact

As a volunteer within the Parents and Families Advocacy Service, you will work with a passionate, dedicated, and supportive team who are committed to providing support to people who need it. Within this role, you will be able to engage in professional development opportunities to gain unique skills whilst assisting to empower parents and families.

You will also be able to meet and work with new, like-minded people.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Rebecca Pettit on (03) 6235 6012.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Description - Download File VPA Position Description - 051217.docx

Advertised: Tasmania Daylight Time