After hours Police Station Support Person – Justice Advocacy Service (JAS)
This role will provide after hours support at police stations to suspects with cognitive impairment in police custody.
Recruiting for various locations Regional and Remote NSW as below:
Armidale; Tamworth; Inverell; Batemans Bay; Bega; Walgett; Dareton; Deniliquin; Forster; Taree; Port Macquarie; Kempsey; Singleton; Muswellbrook; Newcastle; Tweed Heads; Goulburn; Queanbeyan; Wyong; Gosford; Wagga; Lithgow; Orange; Mudgee
Casual (frequency of work dependant on demand)
The Casual Police Station Support person will deliver timely support to adults & young people with suspected cognitive impairment when they are in NSW police custody outside of business hours. Casual Police Station Support person may be engaged between the hours of 5pm and 9am seven days a week. The minimum engagement is three hours. Regular work is not guaranteed and is dependant on referrals being made to JAS for support. Workers may be called anytime during the night and early hours of the morning and need to be willing to answer calls during this time.
JAS is delivered by the Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) and is available across NSW. IDRS is committed to the safety and well-being of every vulnerable person who engages with our services including children and young people.
The Justice Advocacy Service (JAS) supports adults & young people people with cognitive impairment in contact with the NSW criminal justice system, including as victims, witnesses and suspects/defendants to exercise their rights and fully participate in the process. JAS uses an individual advocacy approach by arranging a support person to be with victims, witnesses and suspects/defendants when they are in contact with police, courts and legal representatives.
SELECTION CRITERIA – Experience & Qualifications
- Demonstrated experience working in a flexible, person centred way with young people and/or adults with cognitive impairment or other social disadvantage
- Demonstrated sound interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to break down complex ideas simply and clearly
- Ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and communities
- Proven ability to work independently with due regard for personal safety and the safety of others
- Driver’s license.
- Must be fully vaccinated
- Sound understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system
- Relevant tertiary qualification including Human services degree, Certificate IV or Diploma (e.g. AOD, Community Services, Mental Health, Youth Work, Disability).
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS) Level 2.4.
Hours of duty
Casual employees are not considered to be on-call. The frequency of engagement is dependent on demand. It is not possible to guarantee frequency of engagement. A Casual Police Station Support person will perform their main duties at a police station and will be asked to nominate police stations that they would be willing and able to attend for this work.
Please complete the application form below.
You must address all the essential criteria in the Selection Criteria section to be considered for this role.
Closing date: Midnight Sunday, 20 February 2022.
Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and shortlisted candidates contacted for phone interview.
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