Support young people who are unable to find a supervisor due to family, personal or financial situation to achieve the 120hrs driving experience required for their probationary licence.
Driving Mentors assist young people become a safer and more experienced driver in all driving conditions and to build valuable skills. Importantly the ability to drive reduces the barriers that young people may experience in accessing training and employment opportunities.
Driver Mentors actively:
- Assist learner drivers in gaining supervised, on the road, practical experience
- Develop and maintain a purposeful, empowering and supportive relationships with a young person/s through the duration of the program
Driving Mentors responsibilities include:
- Meeting with the matched learner to driver regularly to assist with their 120 hours of driving experience
- Build a positive relationship with the learner driver, be a positive role model and provide a non-judgemental support to the learner driver
- Adhering to program requirements and prescribed approach to learning to drive as outlined in the training
- Inspection of the car prior to every lesson, ensure it is tidy at the end and refuel as required, inform of any car maintenance issues
- Provide regular feedback to the L2P Coordinator on progress
Driving Mentors require:
- Good communication skills with a willingness to learn and listen
- Ability to motivate and inspire young people
- Self-awareness, compassion and empathy
- To be motivated, reliable and confidential
A comprehensively insured and maintained automatic vehicle is provided and used for driver training.