Child Witness Support Volunteer - State-wide

ID: 132968
  • Community Services
  • Regular - more than 6 months
  • Ipswich QLD
  • Rockhampton QLD
  • Maryborough QLD

About this opportunity

PACT child witness support Volunteers provide factual information to child witnesses and their carers about the Court process to prepare child witnesses for giving evidence.

Volunteers maintain appropriate contact with carers children/young people until the Court matter is finalised. They accompany the child witness whilst they meet with the prosecutor and view their original police statement. Volunteers support and reassure the child witnesses whilst they are waiting to give evidence. They accompany the child while they give their evidence. Volunteers prepare and submit case paperwork as soon as possible after the conclusion of a matter, and liaise with a number of key stakeholders including The Queensland Police, Office of the Director of public prosecutions, staff from the Department of Child Safety, Court staff and fellow PACT Volunteers.

Good for

  • Skilled Volunteers

Additional requirements

  • Working with Children Check*

This role requires flexible daytime availability as court dates are subject to change at short notice. It is not suitable for people seeking a short term student placement.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

Depends on each volunteer's particular case load, client need and court scheduling in their area. Some weeks may require a volunteer to be busy for several days at court or conducting visits, other times the volunteer may just send a few emails or make some phone calls each week.

Interested in
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Mediation & Advocacy
Training

2-3 full days

Reimbursement

Yes

Ipswich, QLD
Rockhampton, QLD
Maryborough, QLD