Would you like to be part of the incredible Australia-wide team of breastfeeding counsellors who staff the National Breastfeeding Helpline? The ABA Breastfeeding Helpline is available to mums and families 24/7, and provides essential support to parents during some of life's most vulnerable moments.
Breastfeeding counsellors help mums reach their individual breastfeeding goals by:offering phone counselling on the National Breastfeeding Helpline
Find out more about the role of the ABA Breastfeeding Counsellor by listening to our podcast episode all about these incredible women.
- A minimum of 8 hours per month during the first 2 years of service after qualifying
- 2 hours per month thereafter
Requirements of the role
- Current member of ABA
- Agree to abide by ABA’s Code of Ethics and policies
- Working with Children's check or equivalent
Skills and experience
- Experience of breastfeeding at least one infant for at least 6 months, unless an exemption has been approved
- Ability to provide breastfeeding support in accordance with ABA’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Able to self-manage workload to meet ABA volunteering commitments.
- Basic IT skills and ability to access and use the internet.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to work as part of team and contribute to the motivation and encouragement of team goals and team development.
What you can expect from ABA?
- A sponsored traineeship including a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education
- Ongoing professional education
- Online and in-person peer support
- Recognition and acknowledgement of your contribution
- The deep sense of satisfaction that comes from making a difference
This remote volunteering role can be performed anywhere in Australia.