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Family Support Volunteers - (Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River Region)

Red Cross - Family Support Service

Role purpose A volunteer is matched with a parent, who is socially isolated from usual support networks, including multiple birth families and those experiencing Post Natal Depression or Anxiety. They undertake a weekly home visit to assist to build parent's confidence by skill building and role modelling and improve their wellbeing and resilience by assisting to link into their community.

Role responsibilities ⁻ Volunteer assists parent/s with care tasks pertaining to the needs of babies and toddlersfeeding, settling, playing. Can also include assistance to attend appointments for parent or child. Linkage to community groups and supports. Assistance with light house duties e.g. folding washing or meal preparation. Respite for parent to self-care or rest if required. DOES NOT include transporting family or babysitting in absence of parent. ⁻ Commitment to visit a family once a week for a 4-hour block for a 12-week period; ongoing commitment to support additional families for at least 12 months. ⁻ Reliability and Punctuality. ⁻ Willingness to support the requirements of a Child Safe Organisation. ⁻ Always maintain Client confidentiality. ⁻ Adherence to WHS requirements especially safeguarding oneself. ⁻ Submission of weekly visit report ⁻ Attend all ongoing training when require

General conditions We act always in accordance with the Australian Red Cross Ethical Framework and Child Protection Code of Conduct We are a Child Safe organisation and all volunteers are required to comply with relevant State and Territory legislation requirements We comply with the Red Cross Workplace Health and Safety management system We demonstrate skill, knowledge and behaviour to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally respectful way We may be required to assist the organisation on occasion, in times of national, state or local emergencies or major disasters In all activities, our volunteers are guided by the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Humanity Impartiality Neutrality Independence Voluntary Service Unity Universality