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Leaving Care Mentor

  • Location: Dandenong VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    2-3 hours per week

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    • Volunteer Organisation Induction – Model 1 • 12 hours of Core Training. • Participate in professio

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

    • Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services.
    • A commitment and ability to work effectively with disadvantaged young people, 15-20 years, their families and the community.
    • Valid Working with Children Check card.
    • Successful Police Check to be conducted by Jesuit Social Services prior to commencement.

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

KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE ROLE • To promote and increase a young person’s community participation. • To provide mentoring support to young people who are leaving the out-of-home care system.

OUTLINE OF VOLUNTEER’S RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop collaborative working relationships with mentee and interested stakeholders. • Engage with mentee on a regular basis.
• Compliance with relevant legislation.
• Commitment to continuous quality improvement processes.
• Participate in core training program and any other training deemed appropriate by the program coordinator.
• Participate in Leaving Care Mentoring program activities with mentee service where practical. • Other duties, as may be required

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED • Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services. • A commitment and ability to work effectively with disadvantaged young people, 15-20 years, their families and the community. • Valid Working with Children Check card. • Successful Police Check to be conducted by Jesuit Social Services prior to commencement.


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