Bereavement Outreach Worker - Melbourne / Sydney / Adelaide / Perth / Brisbane

  • High impact role
  • Lived experience of pregnancy and infant loss
  • Exciting new project supporting bereaved parents
  • SCHADS 4
  • Part time roles
  • Melbourne’s West, Sydney’s West, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane

There are some jobs that are remembered forever – where the impact you have is profound. This is your opportunity to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of families following pregnancy and infant loss.

Sands is excited to roll out Hospital to Home – an 18 month pilot program aimed at providing intensive support to bereaved families following stillbirth and newborn death.

As a bereaved parent yourself, you will know the heartache of losing a much loved baby as well as the difficulties of navigating your grief whilst trying to manage the sometimes complicated administrative processes and relationship difficulties that can occur following loss.

You will use your empathy and organisational skills, as well as the knowledge Sands has, to support bereaved families and help them through the first three months of adjusting to life without their baby.

You are far enough through your own journey to be able to listen and support others in their grief whilst managing your own, and your energy, compassion and parent-centred approach to providing assistance will be the cornerstone to your success in this role. You may have a background in counselling, social work or other related services, or you may have other experience in supporting the bereaved. You will be a great communicator and will be able to demonstrate an ability to talk to medical and other professionals as well as to bereaved families and friends.

Based at a major hospital but providing outreach visits to families you will need a driver licence and access to a car. You will be willing to work some weekend shifts as well as one evening per fortnight – let's face it we need to be available to support outside of 9-5 if we are going to do this job well.

If this role sounds interesting, please contact Margaret on [email protected] using the subject line: Bereavement Outreach Worker for a position description and to learn more about the role.

Applications close 26th of January, 2020.