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Family Support Officer

Bereaved Parent Support NT Inc T/as Amber NT

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Bereaved Parent Support NT Inc T/as Amber NT (formerly SIDS and Kids NT) are seeking a Family Support Officer to deliver vital bereavement support to NT families. Bereaved Parent Support NT Inc was formed in 1985 and supports Territorians through unexpected loss of a child from conceptions up to the age of 18 and includes pregnancy after loss.

Support is offered from miscarriage, stillbirth, termination, sudden illness, accidents, SUDI (incl. SIDS), and pregnancy after loss, to parents, family and the community. We have a part time (0.5 FTE) 20 hours per week position available for an immediate start to join us as a Family Support Officer.

We follow the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award and salary is paid according to qualifications held.

We are seeking a team member who has experience in one of the following: counselling or social work (with the ability to gain membership accreditation with their relevant association body) with client support and ideally incorporating bereavement support.

SOME OTHER ASPECTS OF THE ROLE INCLUDE:

  • Deliver bereavement support to client families via a range of mediums including in person, phone, and text message.
  • Deliver bereavement support to clients and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Visit hospitals and maintain productive working relationships with hospital based Social Workers and other staff.
  • Create, maintain, and enhance bereavement resources.
  • Maintain timely and accurate notes on interactions with clients.
  • Ensure occasions of bereavement services and supports are accurately recorded for statistical data.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance policies pertaining to bereavement and services provided by the organisation.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance relationships and networks with referring organisations, other non- government organisations.
  • Provision of assistance to team members, committee and volunteer parent supports as required.
  • Provide peer support to persons who have completed the Beside You in Grief Training.

Our clients are from diverse backgrounds and we embrace diversity in the workplace.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia. Those on a working visa with the above skill set are most welcome to apply. Please don’t delay in submitting your application as they will be considered immediately.

To receive a position description or if you have any questions please email gm@ambernt.org.au using the subject line: Family Support Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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