Court Support Worker (Volunteer) Gympie

ID: 94725
  • Community Services
  • Regular - more than 6 months
  • Gympie, QLD

About this opportunity

The purpose of this position is to provide information, support and assistance to male respondents of Domestic Violence Orders in the Gympie Magistrates Court. This includes supporting the respondent during the court process and providing information and referrals to support services.

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to liaise and work effectively with court staff and key stakeholders. You will possess the ability to work both in a team and independently. The role requires a strong sense of commitment and ability to provide support and client service skills

Responsibilities include:

• Provide male respondents with general information in relation to Domestic Violence Protection Orders, court layout and court processes.
• Provide men affected by domestic and family violence with information about available services and assistance with referrals.
• Develop and maintain community networks and referral protocols, through liaison and service promotion with court officials, Queensland Police, solicitors and other community service providers.
• Maintenance of appropriate files and case notes as per organisational policies and procedures.
• Undertake other duties as and when directed within the scope of the role and the capabilities of the incumbent.

Suitable applicants will have:

• Appropriate undergraduate tertiary qualifications in the social or behavioural sciences or studying towards, or relevant experience and knowledge of community development, project work and crisis support services.
• Willingness to work with men who have perpetrated domestic and family violence.
• Ability to communicate with men from a wide range of backgrounds whilst maintaining confidentiality and a non-judgemental manner.
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of court procedures, or demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.
• Possession of a current (open) drivers licence and willingness to travel if required.

Good for

  • Skilled Volunteers

Additional requirements

  • Driver's Licence (C)
  • National Police Certificate*
  • Others
  • Working with Children Check*
Suitability Card for Child Related Employment (Blue Card).

Presentation of a current Suitability Card must be made before your appointment to the position can be confirmed.

A criminal history check will be conducted on the recommended person for this position.

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

Time required

Wednesdays 8.20am - 2.00pm

Interested in
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line
Training

Training and induction provided prior to starting.

Gympie, QLD