Prison Fellowship works to bring the Good News of Jesus to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. We believe that no one is beyond the reach of grace and that we all have the joy of sharing a message of hope with those who are often rejected by society.
We partner with our many dedicated volunteers to pursue this mission and are largely supported in our work through the wider Christian community. We are a trans-denominational organisation and have a broad range of Christian traditions present in the people who make up the Prison Fellowship family. The Task
The t24 program is a significant part of our work in Victoria. It is aimed at supporting people who have been released from prison with little or no family support or social networks. The program seeks to journey with a person through the first 24 hours of release and then provide mentoring support through the following 12 months. We are partnering with Friends of Dismas, a sister organisation, to provide mentoring support which is a vital component of the program.
We have an opportunity for a Part Time Program Coordinator at 2 days per week who will coordinate the operation and reporting requirements of the program. The position will report to the State Manager.
- Coordinate the t24 program, including the training of volunteers.
- Communication with relevant stakeholders.
- Ensure that key deliverables are met.
- Be the PF point person relative to the t24 program for Corrections Victoria, Friends of Dismas, and PF volunteers.
- Ensure that the needs of ex-offenders entering the program are met
- Ensure that the program is adequately staffed with volunteers
- Ensure that internal and external reports are compiled
- Liaise with prisons about offenders due for release
- Mange the handover of participants from PF to FoD.
- Other duties to support Prison Fellowship programs as may be required.
The successful applicant will be able to subscribe to the Prison Fellowship statement of faith, will have experience in service delivery, will be a self-starter, and will be able to work with minimal supervision. Experience working with volunteers is a critical feature of the role. Experience in working with government reporting requirements will be highly regarded. It is also important that the person have experience with or a passion to serve marginalised people.
Key competencies will include:-
Please Note: The successful applicant will be required to complete National Police History and Working With Children checks.Applications outlining qualifications, experience and skills and how these match the job requirements are due by 30th April 2017 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Strong time management skills
- Strong communication skills
- Strong people skills
- Training development skills
- Intermediate MS Office skills
- Ability to multi task