What training will I receive?
- Peer Advocates are required to complete the Red Cross and Parents Families Advocacy Services induction training
- Peer Advocates will receive training in several key areas that underpin their work such as, Effective Communications and Case Notes.
- Ongoing support and supervision from Program Coordinators
- The opportunity to further develop and/or build your current skills
What will I do as a trained Peer Advocate with the Parents and Families Advocacy Service?
- Support parents and families working with Child Safety Service
- Work on community projects
- Represent the Parents Families Advocacy Service at Community Forums and events
- Attend training and information sessions that build on your skills and knowledge
- Maintain relevant records
How long does it take to complete the training?
Where possible all Peer Advocates have completed their training within six months. We will work with you to assess your current skills and link you with appropriate training, mentoring and support within the service.
Do I get paid?
No. Peer Advocates volunteer their time and skills in support of the Parents and Families Advocacy Service.
Contact us to find out more about volunteering as a Peer Advocate with the Parents and Families Advocacy Service.
“A family member had their eight month old child removed from their care as a result of a Child Safety Services intervention, as a result of the intervention the infant placed in hospital as a result of neglect and violence and subsequently the child was placed in care . As grandparents to the child, Child Safety offered both my wife and I kinship care of the infant who remained with us for almost three years. It’s based on this experience I felt I had something to offer the Parents and Families Advocacy Service and parents and children impacted by Child Safety Services placing a child in to care.”