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Justice Programs Coordinator

Australian Red Cross
  • 6 Months Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)
  • Part time (15.2 hours per week)
  • Hobart

About us

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

Red Cross works alongside the Tasmanian Prison Service to deliver programs at the Risdon Prison site. The Peer Support Program supports people entering prison to adjust to the environment, reduce the feelings of isolation and anxiety, which may lead to poor behavioural outcomes or increased levels of self-harm. The Coordinator works with the Peer Supporters, who are in-prison based mentors, and facilitates the delivery of relevant learning content and supervision for the Peer Supporters to carry out their duties. The program runs in both male and female facilities.

This position is responsible for the coordination, planning and monitoring of in-prison delivery of the program. You will work alongside a range of stakeholders and support the broader justice priorities and work of Red Cross which is a growth area in Tasmania.

What you will bring

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, and/or significant experience in the delivery of training programs and social work, law, education, psychology, criminology, youth work or a related human services field
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills with people from diverse backgrounds and with complex issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of the justice, and community services sectors within Tasmania
  • Proven organisational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to prioritise a demanding workload
  • Proficiency in MS Office and ability to develop, maintain and analyse reports
  • Ability to adapt to evolving work environments whilst maintaining a flexible and professional work ethic and approach
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Ability to obtain a Tasmanian Prison Service Identification Card
  • Availability to work on a Wednesday each week

The benefits

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work contributes to improving outcomes for vulnerable people. Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

Further Information

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description below or contact Jacob Smith on 03 6235 6071.

Position Description

Download File PD - Justice Programs Coordinator.pdf

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