Building resilience in Tasmanian families


Early Support for Parent’s are always looking for Volunteer’s in the South Arm area and surrounds.


We provide support to families in Southern Tasmania by training and supporting volunteers to work in the community.  Volunteering for ESP can provide pathways to further training, employment and a sense of giving back to your community.


CURRENT POSITIONS

 Volunteer Family Support Worker

Do you have a passion for supporting families in the community to build on their strengths, capacities and improve their resourcefulness through their own communities? 

Do you want to better understand childhood development, what drives behaviours and how to build family connections?

We have roles available all over Southern Tasmania.

Responsibilities:  

  • To Build and maintain a positive and engaging relationship with a family to support identified goals and outcomes.   
  • Weekly contact with the Program Coordinator or applicable Team Leader in the form of text message, phone call or email. 
  • Record visits and relevant information as per ESP’s policies within family casework forms and case plans.   
  • Minimum monthly submission of casework forms in person, through mail, or email   
  • Attendance to at least three Volunteer Team Meetings annually  
  • Compliance with ESP’s confidentiality policies  

Role with Families:  

  • To build and maintain a relationship with the allocated family  
  • Setting of goals with the family  
  • Support the family in achieving and reviewing the family goals  
  • Support the transition/exit of the family from the program  

Client Case Work:  

  • Home/community visits where negotiated by the family   
  • Review of families with ESP Coordinator for referral to external services if required  
  • Assist parents to access appropriate services and information and support families exiting the program  
  • Record keeping as specified in procedures of the organisation   

Selection Criteria:  

  • Commitment to ESP’s objectives and core values  
  • Developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills    
  • Ability to contribute to a team environment  
  • Ability to work independently and maintain accurate records  
  • Computer literate - including in editing, saving and uploading documents; basis spreadsheet, survey completion for Government funding reporting.  
  • Current Australian driving licence and regular access to a vehicle 
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People / Child Related Activity card – or the ability to obtain one

Hours of work: 

  • As negotiated with the family  
  • Weekly contact with assigned Program Coordinator  
  • Attendance at 3 Volunteer Team Meetings Annually  
  • Attendance at a minimum of two optional training is required across the year 

A drivers licence is essential.  

Working with Vulnerable Persons Check is also essential. 


Reimbursement:  

Kilometres and some phone usage can be claimed as appropriate to the role. 


Transport Options:  

Volunteers must have a drivers licence and consistent access to a vehicle.

VOLUNTEER Team Leader 


Early Support for Parents is growing their program capacity. 

As a Volunteer Team Leader you will be an integral part within our organisation in supporting the recruitment of volunteers when appropriate, providing ongoing support to your team of five volunteers and providing weekly program reports as per our KPI's.


You will be provided with full training and ongoing support from the Program Manager, and have access to opportunities to further develop your skills. 


If you have a passion for community capacity building, strong leadership skills, the ability to maintain confidentiality and want to support Tasmanian Families to develop and grow in their capacity then this could the role for you. 


Please apply and include a copy of your resume, a cover letter and your availability throughout the week.


5-10 hours per week. Flexible times available. Some business hours will be required but can be negotiated. 


Good for:
  • Families with Children
  • Skilled Volunteers
Interested In:
  • Admin:istration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line
Training:

Full training is provided and ongoing training throughout the role. 


Reimbursement:

Some expenses.


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UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS 2022

ESP hosts a range of training and development opportunities throughout the year to support our volunteers.

VOLUNTEERING DURING COVID-19: Make a meaningful contribution to your community while being COVID safe. All training will be conducted via video conference; and family appointments will be online in the short term.