Volunteer Training

The Tasmania Prison Service (TPS), through its Planning and Reintegration Unit in conjunction with The Onesimus Foundation is pleased to offer free half day  of training to all volunteers working within the Tasmania Prison Service.  This training will be valuable to you whether you are experienced or just new, and is in addition to the TPS Induction Course.

 

Who is it for? 

Voluntary sector staff and volunteers new to working in prison.

 

Why attend this training?

This course is designed to assist volunteers in the tools needed to maintain a professional demeanour with their clients – learn what is and is not appropriate behaviour. 

 

The training will focus on understanding and setting Boundaries – Working Well, Working Safely and include:

  • Vicarious trauma

Working with people who have experienced traumatic events or have been responsible for causing them requires a key understanding toensure that workers themselves are able to manage thoughts and feelings around these events.

 

  • Ethical dilemmas

Volunteers at times may find themselves uncertain of what is suitable behaviour.  This training is to help you make appropriate decisions within a correctional setting.

 

  • Mandatory reporting

Reporting inappropriate behaviour on the part of offenders, and even co-workers, can be very important.  This training explains just what should be reported, and to whom.

 

  • The 'grey' nature of working with offenders

Sometimes working with offenders can lead volunteers into dubious, or'grey', territory.  Learn how to be aware of these 'grey' areas and how to navigate them successfully.

This course is designed to assist volunteers with the tools needed to maintain a professional demeanour with their clients – learn what is and is not appropriate behaviour. 

The next training
sessions is:

Wednesday 15th April
at 9:00am

Sanctuary Cafe

550 East Derwent Hwy

Risdon Vale

Call us:

03 9513 1362

Find us:   550 East Derwent Hwy, Risdon Vale, TAS, 7016, Australia

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