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Independent Person - Narre Warren

  • Location: Narre Warren VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    Volunteers are required to be on-call for at least 2 x 12 hour shifts per week, or 1 X 12 hour shifts per week in high priority areas. *Note, volunteers are unlikely to be called to the station every shift they are rostered on, and the average time spent at the station for each call is 3 hours. . Volunteers must attend police station within 30 minutes of being called when on roster.

  • Type of work
    • Safety & Emergency Services
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Online and face-to-face including Police Station Tour

  • Reimbursement

    No

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

    o Driver's Licence (C)
    o National Police Certificate- Arranged through CMY *
    o Working with Children Check- Arranged through CMY *
    To attend volunteer meetings and activities on an ongoing basis. Attend compulsory training when required.

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

YRIPP continues to provide support during the current conditions of COVID-19. As a response to government health advice, we are currently in the process of moving recruitment, information sessions and training to digital based activities. As an essential service, the Independent Person will be expected to attend police stations where they will provide face-to-face support with social distancing and precautionary measures in place. Anyone who is deemed high risk will be able to undertake the required training, with the exception of becoming an active Independent Person until a later stage.

YRIPP volunteers attend police interviews with young people in police custody when a parent or guardian is not available.

The Independent Person is there to compensate for the inherent disadvantage young people in police custody face when interviewed by police and clarify to them what is happening and why.

The role provides an important opportunity to support young people at a critical time and help divert those at risk of further offending. YRIPP looks for volunteers who have good communication and social skills, who are reliable, calm and self-reflective. Training and support provided. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.


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