ID: 46590

Parent Support Network Volunteer

Drug & Alcohol Services Regular - more than 6 months Mandurah WA

About this opportunity

If you have experienced supporting your own child, whether teenager or adult, through the rigours of substance misuse and would like to support other parents going though similar challenges, this job is for you.

By using active listening skills you will support, talk through options, and offer hope to parents calling the State-wide Parent and Family Drug Support Line. You will be able to work from home with calls being transferred to your home phone number.

Your number will not be made public and callers will not know your number.

As our service is a peer service, this position does not meet the requirements of a work placement and, therefore, it is a prerequisite that you are the parent of a substance user.

There is the opportunity to facilitate support groups and to provide the voice of the family and caregiver at various community events and programs. We particularly encourage Aboriginal parents/grandparents and those who can provide cover during office hours to apply.

It is requirement that you attend an initial training event and travel to Perth one evening in every 6 weeks for supervision.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Must be parents of children with alcohol and drug issues and have experienced a problematic alcohol and drug using child of any age - past or present. Good listening skills. Ability to empathise. A police check will be paid for by the agency.

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

The service operates 7 days per week from 8am until 10pm. The volunteer would work a 5 hour shift once a week within those times.

Suitable for
  • People with disability
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Mediation & Advocacy

There will be initial and ongoing training.


Reimbursement for eg outgoing telephone call, parking at work-related venues.