Single Parents

Prior to finding this role I had been struggling to find secure employment, but now I feel confident that I can build a strong and supportive future for my child.

Here are some useful resources to point you in the right direction:

Career Mums
Career Mums is Australia’s leading careers centre and job board for parents returning to work and working parents. 

Our Community
The website provides advice, connections, and training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities. In particular, you can access the community resources section (Join In Join Up) which provides information and helpful resources available for sole carers and single-parent families, including support groups and advocacy services.

Career Mums Blog
The Career Mums Blog has articles covering working parents and flexible working, including recruitment assistance, resume assistance, return-to-work coaching and employee workshops.


My School
My School enables you to search detailed profiles of Australian schools simply by entering a school’s name, suburb or postcode. On this site, you can quickly find statistical information about schools of interest to you and then compare their resources and performance with similar schools across the country. 


Care For Kids
Care for Kids is Australia’s most comprehensive child care resource and makes it easy for families to find the information they want and the child care they need.


Family Day Care Australia
Family Day Care is an approved form of child care that is provided in the family day care educators own home. Family day care educators are early childhood education and care professionals, registered with a family day care service that is responsible for approving, supporting, training and advising its educators. 


My Child
The website is Australia's online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be able to find the services' vacancy and fee information.


Single Mum
Single Mum is a site that provides Australian single parents with the information, friendship and support they need at one of the most challenging and fulfilling times of their lives.


Raising Children
On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.


Department of Human Services – Families
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.


Department of Human Services – Child Support and Separated Parents
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.


Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. To locate Lifeline services near you click here


We’d do anything for our kids obviously, so when they were down on their luck it was important for us that we could help them find their feet again, not just pester them about how their job hunt was going.


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