Reference nr. 2173 : Department of Corrections
Social Supporter

To provide a prisoner at NRCF with the social support needed, when no other support is in place.

  • Providing prisoner with the social support.
  • Arriving to the visits on time, as we have a strict schedule (prisoner dispo) to adhere to. You will need to allow enough time to get through the gatehouse.
  • Recording attendance of the prisoner, and then forwarding this to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Work in a team environment and comply with Department of Corrections staff instructions while volunteering.


Training
  • All volunteers must undergo background checks prior to working with children including references, ministry of justice checks and completing health & safety Induction training.


Specific requirements

Skills, Attitudes & Experience needed:

  • Volunteer must be friendly, approachable, patient, non-judgemental and prepared to start the conversation.
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with prisoner and Corrections staff.
  • Reasonable fitness (able to walk to and from visits unassisted).
  • To act with integrity and professionalism and to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • To maintain regular contact with the Regional Volunteer Coordinator to seek supervision and support.

Duration:
Longterm
Area:
Kaikohe - Hokianga

2 volunteers needed





When
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Morning
Afternoon
Evening



✔ Police check
✔ Wheelchair accessible
✔ Reference provided after some time