Your affinity with children/young people is essential for this role, as is your ability to provide empathy & compassion. Your previous experience working with children/young people is extremely advantageous but not essential. You'll be supporting programs of this well-regarded organisation who provide crucial support to children of incarcerated parents/relatives. Duties will include data entry, observations, facilitating programs with children, updating resources, carer support, & child contact.
Join this dedicated group of volunteers who provide services to support children and young people from infancy to adulthood with incarcerated parents. You'll have the opportunity to reduce the likelihood of children transitioning into child protection and justice system, help avoid family fragmentation, and reduce both juvenile and adult recidivism.
A current Working with Children Check is required and a National Criminal Check will be undertaken by the organisation. You must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 to volunteer with this organisation. A full position description is provided with onboarding, ongoing training (including WHS), access to on line and update courses, and one to one face to face ongoing support and supervision. The team holds weekly meetings to share experiences and receive support. Additional screening processes may be undertaken by the organisation (e.g. reference checks).
You will be needed for approximately 4 hours per week. Exact times and days are flexible and will be mutually agreed with organisation.