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Independent Third Person

  • Location: Melbourne VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Disability Services
  • Time Required

    The ITP Program is a 24/7 program. The volunteer chooses their availability.

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Training

    2 Day training plus an additional practical exercise.

  • Reimbursement

    Travel reimbursement is provided

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    Good communication skills, Ability to maintain confidentiality and
    own transport are required.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

An Independent Third Person (ITP) is a volunteer trained by, and registered with the Office of the Public Advocate. An ITP volunteer assists people with a cognitive disability or mental illness during interviews or when making formal statements to Victoria Police. The person with a cognitive disability or mental illness may be an alleged offender, victim or witness. The role of the ITP volunteer is to: • Facilitate communication • Assist the person to understand their rights • Support the person through the process