- Location: Flemington VIC
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Young People
1 to 2 hours per week.
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
We provide Mentors with training and support to enable good outcomes. Mentors have access to culturally sensitive training and regular ongoing support.
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
You will be required to sign a code of conduct and submit a working with children check and a Police check.
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
The objectives of the Helping Hand program are to: • Maximise the potential of young refugees; • Help a young person settle into the local community, by providing a support structure; • Assist with everyday activities, such as learning English, using public transport, studying and gaining employment; and • Create connections and promote harmony within the community.
Role of a Mentor: You will be matched with a participant aged between 13 -21. The Mentor meets with their Mentee on an ongoing basis, developing a significant and rich relationship that supports and encourages the participant's transition and settlement into community. The aim is to develop a supportive mentoring relationship through the transitions that youth participants experience as refugees.
In detail, the mentor would be required to: • Commit to building a supportive relationship with a refugee youth • Attend and actively participate in information sessions • Meet in person with the mentee for at least 5 hours per month • Complete an activity log after each meeting • Have regular contact and follow up with program coordinator and match support specialist • Attend ongoing monthly mentor meetings or completes and submits activity logs after each Mentor contact meeting • Attends training where possible