ID: 155364

R U OK MUM

Family Services Regular - less than 6 months Broome WA

About this opportunity

Support for new mothers who may be isolated from immediate family and close friends. This role may also involve supporting mothers who have experienced loss/grief. In the early stages of motherhood, leaving the house can be a challenge and sometimes basic, practical help in the home can be far more beneficial and comforting particularly for those suffering from things like PTSD, loss, grief, depression and anxiety. Some new mothers may just want company, others may appreciate a food shop, dishes done, a load of washing put through or a cooked meal. Sometimes watching the babies so mum can get an hours sleep, space to eat a meal or have a shower as well as help to coordinate and attend appointments. This is also an opportunity to connect new mothers to a holistic network of local and online support - closing the gap between hospital and home.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

• Must have children or have worked closely with newborn babies
• Must be a good listener, nurturing and sensitive to the fact new mothers may be tired, grumpy and often struggling with mental health challenges
• Be comfortable helping mothers who have experienced loss and are struggling with grief
• Work from a person-centred approach and if asked, only seek parenting advice (for individuals) through qualified resources
• Keep individual homes, experiences and cases highly confidential - debrief with R U OK MUM regarding additional help and independent and qualified advice/support

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

1-3 HOURS PER VISIT

Type of work
  • Childcare
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Mediation & Advocacy
Training

A SUPPORT WILL ATTEND THE FIRST INITIAL MEETING WITH THE VOLUNTEER

Reimbursement

YES- DISCUSS WITH VOLUNTEER MANAGER