Circles of Support and Accountability Volunteer

Circles of Support & Accountability are a community response to high risk sex offenders who are either leaving prison or who are already living in the community. Volunteers meet together, with the ex-offender (Core Member) weekly and talk with him about his week, his risk management plan and his own plan for how to live an offence-free life. Circles work with the most risky and socially isolated sex offenders in order to reduce their loneliness and assist them to reintegrate back into the community – safely. The consequences of risky sex offenders being isolated and bullied can lead to people who need to be monitored going ‘underground’ and reoffending.

 

Skills

•        Be over 18 years of age.

•        Be committed.

•        Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a non judgemental attitude and adopt a constructive approach at all times.

•        To be empathic.

•        To hold a belief in restorative justice.

•        To be able to manage a problem.

•        Be able to lead a balanced lifestyle

•        To be able to maintain strong boundaries.

•        To respect the confidentiality of the Core Member and other volunteers.

•        Not to express any views or use any language which is racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory. To not be aggressive or violent at any time.

•        To work as part of a team.

•        An ability to accept guidance and support from the Circles Co-ordinator and other  Circles East staff. 


Details

  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

12 month committment required- 2 hours per week.


Location

This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow


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