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Volunteer Family Mentor

MacKillop Family Services
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You will be providing a safe connection as a reliable adult as this helps children and young people build trust within themselves.

Families are supported by knowing their children are safe spending time with you as a responsible role model.

Possible tasks

• Offer guidance and a non-judgemental approach.

• Regularly spend time with children or young people for a few hours a month.

• Provide a safe environment and engage in activities the child or young person are interested in

• Be punctual, reliable and friendly

The volunteer must possess

• Valid and current Driver’s Licence.

• Valid and current Working with Children Card.

• Satisfactory criminal history check conducted by MacKillop Family Services.

• NDIS check.

• Carer Register Check conducted by MacKillop Family Services.

Mentor Time commitment: Approx 3 hrs a fortnight Location: Melbourne—Melton Induction/Training: Approx 5 hours

You will be required to

• Sign and actively abide by MacKillop’s Code of Conduct

• Observe and actively support MacKillop’s P.8 People and Workplace Policy

• Attend mandatory and other training as required

• Participate in and promote continuous quality improvement processes

• Promote an environment that is culturally safe and strengths focussed

• Abide by principles and commitments of the Sanctuary Framework

• Participate in regular supervision and undergo all relevant compliance checks

Key selection criteria

• The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with families, community, and others within Mackillop.

• A non-judgmental approach and compassion for supporting others who may be experiencing difficult circumstances.

• The ability to be understanding, patient and use listening skills.

• The ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with children and adults.

• An understanding or willingness to learn about child development and the issues that vulnerable children, young people and families face.

• Demonstrate behaviour consistent with MacKillop’s five values, Justice, Hope, Collaboration, Compassion, and Respect.

• A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families.