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Friendship Mentor (Kids Friend)

  • Location: Across: Downer ACT, Weston ACT, Gungahlin ACT, Greenway ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Mentoring & Advocacy
  • Time Required

    2-3 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    1hr Orientation trng plus Induction trng of 2 x 3 hrs, on-going support and training opportunities

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Others
    • Working with Children Check *

    Reliable, patient, understanding, have a car and are able to relate well to children and young people.
    We put children first and therefore have a thorough screening process involving a National Police check, WWVP card and Working with Children check if you live in NSW, 1 x 1 1/2 hour Orientation session plus 2 x 3 hours of Induction training, and you will need 3 referees

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

Barnardos Australia Mentoring Programs cater to boys and girls aged between 6 and 16 from vulnerable families who require additional support with regard to educational and/or social and emotional needs. Friendship Mentors (Kids Friends) spend time, one-on-one with their matched child or young person for 2-3 hours a week to support their social and emotional well-being, aiming to build self-esteem and resilience.

Kids Friend mentors spend 2-3 hours a week with a vulnerable child aged from 6-16, for friendship and fun. You become a special person outside the family who supports the child's social and emotional needs with an aim to increase the child's confidence, personal skills and resilience. You can take the child to visit places, usually on the weekend, within the community or your own home to bake, play video games, or just hang out. If you are over 20 and want to make a difference in a child's life please apply now!