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PANDA is a diverse and inclusive place to work. Our vision is a society where perinatal mental health is valued and understood and where stigma and systemic barriers to seeking help no longer exist.

Equity and diversity are integral to PANDA and we are continually working towards attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that represents and supports the communities we serve.

We encourage applications from people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, dads, young parents, regional and rural communities, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQA+.

We offer you:

  • flexible working conditions - hours, work location, family considerations
  • values-based workforce
  • proactive professional development
  • salary packaging
  • a meaningful career in the mental health sector.

Paid opportunities within PANDA can include:

  • Counselling within PANDA's National Mental Health Helpline
  • Finance and support systems
  • Education and training
  • Marketing and communications
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Quality Lead

PANDA is seeking part-time (0.8 FTE) Quality Lead to be responsible for promoting an organisational culture of quality and continuous improvement across both clinical and non-clinical areas. The Quality Lead will maintain PANDA’s current accreditation against the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS) and the Quality Improvement Council’s Health and Community Services Standards (7th edition) through the implementation of PANDA’s Quality Improvement Plan.

This role is also responsible for working towards accreditation against key standards such as the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement and the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards, in consultation with relevant stakeholders. As the key quality role within the organisation, the Quality Lead also has oversight of implementation, maintenance and review of a range of quality-related activities and registers throughout all areas of the business.

This role can be undertaken while working from the office, working from home or a hybrid model of both.

For a more detailed role description, including the selection criteria for this position, please download the Quality Lead Position Description here

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For any enquiries or if you require specific support to apply for this position, please contact: recruit@panda.org.au

Volunteer opportunities

VOLUNTEERING WITH PANDA

Peer Support Volunteers - volunteers with a lived experience of perinatal anxiety and/or depression period delivering support on PANDA’s National Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Helpline.

Become a peer support volunteer

Community Education Volunteers - volunteers with a lived experience of perinatal anxiety and/or depression period sharing thier story and/or delivering education sessions to community groups including new-parent groups, support groups, playgroups and health professional training courses.

Community Champions - volunteers with a lived experience of perinatal anxiety and/or depression period passionate about raising awareness of perinatal mental health and PANDA's work.

Clinical Champions – health professionals passionate about raising awareness of perinatal mental health and PANDA's work.

Administration Volunteers – volunteers passionate about PANDA’s work and can support administrative functions across the helpline, marketing, and data management. Contact PANDA to find out more

Lead Peer Practitioners

PANDA is seeking two passionate and committed Lead Peer Practitioners to provide leadership and support to our Helpline Services team as they deliver high quality person-centred peer services to our callers.

Working closely with the National Helpline Manager and our Lead Clinical Practitioners, these positions will be fundamental in ensuring that staff are empowered to deliver high quality care, while linking in the practice tools and consultation needed.

With oversight of the Peer Team Leaders across the Helpline team and their staff, the successful candidates will understand person centred service delivery underwritten by positive team leadership, practice governance and digital systems.

Taking pride in being a workplace of choice where all staff are trusted to undertake their roles in a safe and collaborative environment (both virtually and face-to-face) these roles will help inform the peer activity of the organisation collaborating across all business areas.

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