ID: 189126

Karitane Volunteer Family Connect

Family Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Coniston NSW, Dapto NSW, Figtree NSW, Port Kembla NSW, Wollongong NSW

About this opportunity

Karitane is a dynamic and innovative not for profit organisation and registered charity providing early parenting services. Karitane provides support and education on the unique challenges of parenting to mums, dads and carers with children from birth to five years of age.

Volunteer Family Connect is providing evidence based best practice and clinical expertise to provide social and practical support to families, strengthening their parenting knowledge and improve community connections.

Volunteers receive a training package to be able to provide practical, social and emotional support in the families home.

The type of support a Volunteer provides includes

  • assisting parents to further develop their skills and confidence
  • helping parents establish routines that work for their family
  • helping parents become aware of services available to them
  • helping parents identify needs or concerns
  • enjoy accessing the community, go to a library, the park or even the shopping centre - things that can be overwhelming for some new parents

Volunteers don't

  • babysit children or look after children if the parents are not in the home
  • do house work
  • provide transport
  • provide professional advise


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Category A immunisation

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

You can work as often as you want (however weekly or fortnightly or more often is preferred to achieve consistent support for families) an initial commitment to training is required. We can work around your availability and accommodate any need for breaks, such as study leave or holidays.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Childcare
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Education & Training
Training

A 30hour training package with a child and family health professional is delivered before providing support to families

Reimbursement

All out of pocket expenses are covered including cost of travelling to and from families homes is reimbursed