ID: 168051

Parent and Family Drug Support Group Facilitator

Drug & Alcohol Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Perth WA, Mandurah WA, Rockingham WA, Midland WA, Thornlie WA

About this opportunity

Has your child/children been involved with drugs and/or alcohol? Have you struggled not knowing where to get information and support? Have you had to deal with loneliness, isolation, stigma and shame and the constant worry of not knowing where they are or if they're safe? Have you reached a point in your life where you feel emotionally and practically ready to use your personal experience to help other parents who have just started the sometimes long and frequently traumatic journey? Perhaps this role is right for you. We are currently looking for PARENT PEER VOLUNTEERS to facilitate peer support to parents and families int eh following areas: Thornlie; East Perth; Mandurah and Midland. You may also be interested in providing telephone support to parents calling the service in distress. As our service provides PEER SUPPORT, It is ESSENTIAL you have lived experience of being a parent or guardian of a daughter or son who has had or is still having difficulties with alcohol or drug use. Expressions of interest can only be taken for those who meet this criteria. Due to the number of applications received unfortunately we are unable to respond to those who do not meet the essential criteria. Full training is provided. Due to the large volume of interest we receive, we may not be able to respond to your expression of interest if you do not specify you have the required lived experience.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) .

Please note you must have LIVED EXPERIENCE of being a parent or guardian of someone who has experiences difficulties with alcohol or other drugs.
Computer literacy is also very important.

Time Required


Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Education & Training

Full training provided