This volunteer opportunity will help to connect men to the UnitingCare Choosing Change program.
We are seeking volunteer advocates to refer men attending court on domestic and family violence matters to the UnitingCare Choosing Change program. The role maintains a neutral position, providing information only and a general understanding or experience working in domestic violence programs is recommended.
Our team is passionate about the prevention of domestic family violence and supporting respondents on a journey of change from using abusive behavior in their relationships. We are looking to grow a team of volunteers to partner with us including being involved with our staff meetings. The initial training and ongoing support provided in this well established program is very important to us, as is your safety and wellbeing as a valued team member.
There are three courts in our area to cover on a regular basis:
Ipswich: Monday & Tuesdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm weekly
Gatton: Tuesdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm fortnightly
Toogoolawah: Fridays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm monthly A company vehicle is available for travel to these locations.
Tasks involved include: ▪ Attend courthouse ▪ Communicate with male respondents of domestic and family violence ▪ Provide general information about protection orders, court layout and court processes ▪ Provide information about available services and assistance with referrals ▪ Provide information to the court about current wait times when requested ▪ Record statistics and notes
This is a great opportunity to meet student placement hours and get experience in the workplace.
Requirements: ▪ Understanding of workingin domestic violence programs recommended. ▪ Lifeline counselling qualifications are advantageous, but not required. ▪ Drivers license - Open C Class ▪ Blue Card working with children check
Time Commitment: ▪ Minimum time commitment of 3-4 hours weekly
UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.