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Family Support Officer

Australian Red Cross
  • Maximum term position until June 30 2022
  • Part time- 19 hours per week 
  • South West location

Who we are

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

The Family Support Officer will work as part of a team of coordinators, volunteers and admin staff to coordinate the service delivery of the Family Support Program. This program provides in-home assistance to families who may be experiencing Postnatal Depression, depressive illness, a multiple birth and/or social isolation. The role carries out various tasks pertaining to case coordination and volunteer management, including; assessment and reviews; home visit outreach; guided referrals; telephone and email support; volunteer coordination and scheduling; workshop facilitation and training; and promotional activities.

What you will bring

  • Sound understanding and experience within the mental health field and depressive illness
  • Experience of working with, and the provision of support to ‘at risk’ families
  • The ability to operate under limited direction, as well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to structure time, manage work deadlines and prioritise, organise and complete work within set time frames
  • Ability to supervise the work of volunteers, in order to ensure program and organisational objectives are met, in accordance with the Red Cross way of working
  • Good presentation and public speaking skills and the ability to design, deliver and evaluate the training of a volunteer taskforce.
  • Experience in  Perinatal Mental Health Field considered an advantage

The benefits

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work contributes to improving outcomes for vulnerable people.

Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

Further information

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description attached below or contact Nicola Carmody on 9225 1946.

Position description: 7bc54e46-cf55-4099-bf27-b58233c2a89a.png PD - Family Support Officer (WA) (1).pdf  

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