ID: 174997

Independent Third Person - Swan Hill

Human Rights Regular - more than 6 months Swan Hill VIC

About this opportunity

An Independent Third Person (ITP) is a volunteer trained by, and registered with the Office of the Public Advocate.

In accordance with the Victoria Police Manual, an ITP is required to help ensure a person with a cognitive disability or mental illness is not disadvantaged when communicating with police.

An ITP volunteer assists people with a cognitive disability or mental illness during interviews or when making formal statements to Victoria Police. The person with a cognitive disability or mental illness may be an alleged offender, victim or witness.

The role of the ITP volunteer is to:

• Facilitate communication • Assist the person to understand their rights • Support the person through the process

ITPs are independent of police and the investigation

• Good communication skills are essential • Access to your own vehicle is also essential.

A minimum 2 year commitment to this role is required. Please note that due to the long-term nature of this role, this role is generally not suitable for students wanting to gain experience in the sector.


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Variable but flexible

Suitable for
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Disability Support
Training

2 day induction. Practice and assessment exercise/Participation in a mock interview. interview

Reimbursement

Travel reimbursement is provided.