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Mentor (Volunteer) – job readiness

  • Location: Sandringham VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Mentoring & Advocacy
  • Time Required

    1:15-4:15 Thursdays

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Training

    Induction and disability awareness training

  • Reimbursement

    Myki Travel Costs

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    • Sensitive to individual needs of participants,
    • Experience working with people with disabilities.
    • Awareness of person-centred, strength-based support and practice.
    • Sensitive to privacy issues and dignity of participant.
    • Basic knowledge of public transport.
    • Ability to be proactive and attentive in classroom, public and workplace environments.
    • Ability to accept duty of care of participant in public and workplace environments.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Sandybeach Centre is an independent, not-for-profit, community co-operative society, established in 1982. We provide education and support services to people in the Bayside, Kingston and Glen Eira local government areas of Melbourne. The Centre is a registered training organisation, a Learn Local organisation, a Community College, a registered Disability Service Provider and a registered Occasional Childcare Centre. We are a hub of educational, social, recreational and cultural activities in the community. Sandybeach Centre is community owned and operated.

Participants will be matched with a one-to-one mentor who will support them to develop an individually tailored work placement plan, learn skills to become job ready and will then accompany them to a job interview and their weekly shifts at their volunteer/ work placement.

The incumbent will be required to have a current police check, Working with Children Check and be approved under the Disabilty Workers Employment Scheme (DWES). Please note a clear DWES is mandatory and must be completed before a Mentor can commence. The organisation undertakes the check on completion of a Statutory Declaration from the applicant.