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CARING FOR EX-OFFENDERS PROGRAM COORDINATOR

William Wilberforce Foundation - www.wilberforcefoundation.org.au
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CARING FOR EX-OFFENDERS PROGRAM COORDINATOR - TASMANIA

 

·       Not-For-Profit Organisation

·       Tasmania based role

·       Exciting opportunity to pilot an innovative program working with individuals, communities, Churches, other NFP’s, community stakeholders and Government

·       Coordinating a program also running throughout Australia, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa

 


Job Summary

The purpose of this role is to provide leadership and coordination of the Caring For Ex-Offenders Program in Tasmania. This will be achieved through successful relationship management of Churches and mentors involved in CFEO as well as through building relationship and working collaboratively with key stakeholders involved in this work in Tasmania to ensure that those coming out of prison can be linked with a mentor and community support. 

 

The role requires effective relationship management and communication with individuals coming out of prison, mentors and potential mentors, Churches, Not-For-Profits and community based organisations, Government, prison authorities, chaplains and others working first hand with prisoners and those coming out of prison.

 

The Caring for Ex-Offenders Program
The Caring for Ex-Offenders program was established over 15 years ago in the UK. Local Church communities were engaging in prison visitation programs. Upon release, many of those who were visited in prison wanted to engage with those communities. In order to properly support them and to assist them in establishing their life on the outside, CFEO began as a framework that local communities could adopt and implement. Since this time CFEO has spread to over 12 countries globally, including Australia. It is currently running in the majority of Australian states. In the UK, studies have show a reduction in recidivism through CFEO to below 20%.

The program centres around local communities, especially Church communities, providing mentoring, community and practical support to those released from prison. Its aim is to see a significant reduction in recidivism amongst those who are involved in the program through community driven, volunteer support for individuals coming out of the prisons system.

CFEO works with prison authorities/chaplains/prison visitation programs to identify individuals who are coming up for release, who would be interested in having the support of a CFEO community. Ideally that community links with the individual before their release. Upon release the CFEO community links up with the individual. A support agreement is drawn up and a strengths and needs analysis conducted. The individual is provided with a mentor they meet for at least an hour per week, helping them to set small achievable goals within a long-term vision, helping them to achieve them and helping them to celebrate those achievements. They are also provided with a wider support team who are there to practically help them, connect them with support services, provide them with friendship and community.

 

William Wilberforce Foundation
In 2013 the William Wilberforce Foundation was established in Australia to support community groups to care for marginalized and disadvantaged Australians, particularly focusing on; ex-offenders, addiction, and family breakdown. The work of the William Wilberforce Foundation has come out of the social transformation work of Holy Trinity Brompton, London and Alpha International.

The William Wilberforce Foundation works in every state of Australia, equipping local communities with the training and programs needed to make an impact on people doing it tough in their community. The work of the William Wilberforce Foundation is largely volunteer driven.
 
Job Location & Reporting
This role will be based in Tasmania, ideally in Hobart but negotiable for the right candidate.

This is a full-time role for an initial period of 12 months, with a three-month probationary period, and the opportunity to extent the role beyond the 12-month period. The role reports to the CEO of the William Wilberforce Foundation.

 

Apply

To apply for this role, please forward your confidential CV and cover letter to Jonathan Green at; jonathan@wilberforcefoundation.org.au

For a full position description or an initial discussion please email Jonathan.

Applications close on Monday 3rd December 2018.

 
The Listing
Area: Negotiable, Tas
Status: Full Time
Date: Respond by 03 Dec
Contact
Jonathan Green
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