The key objectives of this role are to assist the trainer with course enrollments and training delivery. Our participants are women on community work orders. Units of pre-accredited competency are embedded into the program to formalise the participants’ learning, communication skills, and behaviour and to start to create a pathway to education and training. Classes are held in Frankston on Mondays during Victorian school term time. Volunteer times approx. 9.45am -2.30pm Mondays
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community. We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research. Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a family-friendly working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Jesuit Community College, is a key initiative of Jesuit Social Services. For people facing significant barriers to learning, the College provides opportunities for personal development, a solid foundation for further education and training and connection to a community of learning. For a broader group of learners, it offers a wider range of accredited and non-accredited vocational education and training and pathways to further study and work. The College also brokers opportunities for learners to access training offered by other training organisations in ways that suit their needs and circumstances.
The Healthy Peers program is a partnership between Jesuit Community College and the Department of Justice and Regulation. The Department of Justice and Regulation Community Work Program, “Healthy Peers” involves women on community work orders. The women support the program by learning and creating images used for flash cards and posters based around healthy food and healthy life choices. Units of pre-accredited competency are embedded into the program to formalise the participants’ learning, communication skills and behaviour and to start to create a pathway to education and training.
OUTLINE OF VOLUNTEER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assisting the trainer with course enrollments and delivery
- Assisting the trainer to implement the rules including Covid Safe procedures
- Providing English language and literacy support to the participants
- Assisting participants to complete course documents and exercises
- Helping with setting up and packing down *Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously, and you are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.
- Other duties, as may be required
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
- Community spirited with a passion to encourage others to achieve their best
- Patience and ability to tutor and encourage learners
- Active listening skills
- Flexible and adaptable
- Ability to take direction and follow through with tasks and deliver on time
- Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services
- Respect for and willingness to adhere to Jesuit Social Services and Department of Justice and regulation policies and procedures under the guidance of the program Trainer and the Volunteer Coordinator
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Committed to regular attendance and task accomplishment
- Genuine interest in supporting people from a range of backgrounds
- Valid Working with Children Check card;
- Successful Police Check to be conducted by Jesuit Social Services prior to commencement ( at no cost for volunteers)