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📄 Currently Recruiting - 📖 Bible Study Facilitator (Townsville)


This volunteer opportunity will help to facilitate pre-developed bible study material ‘Renew Your Mind, Renew Your Life’ to inmates in a correctional centre.

You will be working with incarcerated people with a wide range of educational levels, learning abilities, cultural backgrounds, and knowledge of the Christian faith. Many of these people have experienced significant trauma, which can affect them and be displayed in their behaviour in various ways.


Your responsibilities are to display God’s unconditional love as you lead the participants through the Bible Study course.


It is essential you:

▪️ be well prepared for the sessions, ie a thorough understanding of the lessons for the day;

▪️ have a sound faith and knowledge of the Bible;

▪️ are non-judgemental;

▪️ are a good communicator;

▪️ follow all rules and instructions by QCS staff;

▪️ are flexible, as classes can be cancelled at the last moment.


Training will be provided


Location: Townsville Correctional Centre

You will be working in a team of volunteers and have oversight by a UnitingCare Queensland Duty Chaplain.


The role occurs in a correctional centre and requires clearances and training from QCS for entry.  You will also be required to abide by all QCS guidelines and directions of correctional services staff.

 

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Tasks involved include:

▪️ Facilitate and teach the units of the course.

▪️ Set up and pack away resources for the classes.

▪️ Recordkeeping of: attendance; units completed by inmates; certificates issued; stocktaking of resources.

 

This is a great opportunity to:

▪️ Participate in a program that brings life transformation. ▪️ Witness God changing lives. ▪️ Opportunities to share God’s love. ▪️ Encourage people to think more positively about themselves and God. 

 

Times:

Wednesday afternoons: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Thursday afternoons: 12.30pm – 4.30pm 

 

Time Commitment: Get started from as little as 1-2 hours weekly 

 

Requirements:

▪️ Mature Christian faith with good Bible knowledge.

▪️ Understanding of group dynamics and skills in how to facilitate a group discussion.

▪️ Comfortable praying in front of others.

▪️ Completed the course, especially the Modules before teaching them.

▪️ Reference Checks

▪ Working with children

 

UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access.  If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.

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