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After Hours Police Station Support Person - Multiple Locations

Intellectual Disability Rights Service
  • Casual (frequency of work dependant on demand)
  • Position within the Justice Advocacy Service (JAS)
  • Recruiting for the following police stations: 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; and, Mudgee.

the position

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.

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.

justice advocacy service

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.

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.

SELECTION CRITERIA - Experience & Qualifications

Essential

  • 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.

Desirable

  • 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).

Remuneration

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 the police station in the region they have applied in.

They need to be willing to attend these stations after hours including late evening and early morning if required.

A full Position Description is available below.

Please submit your application via the Apply Now button. 

Applications will be shortlisted on receipt and shortlisted candidates contacted for phone interview.

For more information

Email kwatson@idrs.org.au or myoung@idrs.org.au using the subject line: After Hours Police Station Support Person - Multiple Locations enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Or call JAS on: (02) 9265 6300

You can also visit the website.

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