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Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Advocacy Support Volunteer - Training Facilitator

Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 01/01/2018

Job Category:

Volunteer, Community & Charity / Associations / Non-Profit

Job description:
  • Ongoing (minimum 12 month commitment after commencement)
  • 4-5 hours per fortnight (fixed hours)

The program

The Birth Family Advocacy Support Service supports birth families of children and young people involved with Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS) by providing information and capability development as they navigate the Out of Home Care and child protection systems.

The opportunity

Volunteers will be part of a team of delivering interactive training for parents and families in preparation for court appearances. Volunteers will be presenting theory components of the training as well as presenting court re-enactments and providing feedback to assist with skill development of participants.

Applicants will need to have understanding of the operation of court systems and previous skill in providing training or public speaking, as well as working in a team.

The impact

Through facilitation of training with parents, volunteers are empowering parents to engage with legal systems in an informed manner and increasing understanding of court processes. Volunteers are provided training prior to commencement, and receive regular support though team interaction and supervision, as well as having access to the Employee Assistant Program.


For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File Training Facilitator 2018.docx or contact Bronwyn Downes (02 6234 7462).

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

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