ID: 195169

Facilitator - Separated Dads Support Group

Family Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Kalgoorlie WA, Perth WA, Adelaide SA, Canberra ACT, Bathurst NSW, Freshwater NSW, Brisbane Adelaide Street QLD, Cairns QLD

About this opportunity

Helps establish then run a weekly peer support group for 'Dads in Distress'. i.e. dads who have experienced separation / family breakdown and who are often struggling with not having access to their children due to custodial issues. The role, once established, entails traveling to the regional meeting venue (most often at a set evening or weekend time slot), opening up the venue, setting out a circle of chairs, welcoming client dads that attend, operation of a peer support group (simple group therapy), close up after the meeting ends. Each group lasts 2hrs. We are approved by Centrelink for Jobseekers and volunteer hours.


Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

As this is a 'PEER' support group, you yourself must be a dad that has experienced family separation.

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

Once trained, you would form part of a team of volunteers who roster between yourselves to operate a weekly support group at a set place and time each week lasting 2hrs. New groups might have only one facilitator meaning 2hrs volunteering each week, later with shared rostering, you may only need to do this every 2nd, 3rd or 4th week.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Counselling & Help Line
Training

Mens Peer Support Group Facilitation, Suicide Prevention Training

Reimbursement

Expenses covered and small stipend available at selected 'sponsored' locations