GIDGET FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA is a not for profit organisation that provides programs nationally to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.
Gidget was the nickname of a vibrant young mother who tragically took her own life while suffering postnatal depression. She hid her suffering from even her loving family and friends. Together, they created Gidget Foundation Australia determined that what happened to Gidget would not happen to others.
Gidget Foundation Australia evokes Gidget’s warmth and lively spirit. Established in 2001, the Foundation has grown significantly and is now supported by passionate individuals, community leaders and health professionals.
Nearly 1 in 5 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers will experience perinatal depression and anxiety that is often hidden and not fully understood. it impacts around 100,000 australians each year, and suicide is the leading cause of maternal death. Nearly 50% of all parents experience adjustment disorders.
Click here to read more about Gidget Foundation Australia.
WORKING WITH GIDGET FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA
Join a team that is truly passionate about perinatal mental health, and ensuring that parents in need are able to access the support that they need to recover. Click here to meet the team.
The Foundation offers:
- Flexible working arrangements
- Salary packaging is available, providing generous tax concessions
- A workplace culture that values self-care, wellbeing and family
- A unique opportunity to apply your professional skills to positively impact the lives of others
Please submit all enquiries and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your full resume and a cover letter with all role applications.
EXPERIENCED PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGIST/MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKERS
We’re looking for Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychologists or accredited Mental Health Social Workers to deliver face to face psychological support at various Gidget House sites in NSW.
Current vacancies include:
- Wagga Wagga | Click here to download the Role Description
- Queanbeyan | Click here to download the Role Description
- Taree | Click here to download the Role Description
- Manly | Click here to download the Role Description
Please click here for all other vacancies including Sydney’s Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches and Western Suburbs.
I will miss Gidget Foundation dearly, my colleagues, staff and clients – what an amazing place to work – indeed it has been a privilege to be associated with Gidget Foundation Australia.
I never saw myself leaving Gidget Foundation and if I am back in Sydney I shall certainly be in touch – thank you Michaela for supporting me in my time at Gidget Foundation and in particular Peni and Amelia for your help and support with clients – it honestly is so far the best place I have worked to date.
After 6 years volunteering with Gidget Foundation Australia, and being a part of the amazing Founding Committee, it was a dream come true to join the team in the role of Digital Manager. It is a privilege to be surrounded by people who work tirelessly for the expectant and new parents who need us most. It is rare to find a workplace that is led in such an authentic, compassionate and supportive way, where everyone is nurtured, respected and celebrated for their own contributions.