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Child & Young Person Mentor - Equine Learning Program

  • Location: Doonan QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    A minimum of 3 hours per week at a day and time to suit you. Each Mentorship Session takes 2-3 hours and you may mentor as many participants as you are comfortable doing.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Working with Animals
  • Training

    Provided

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • Working with Children Check *

    You will require a "C" Class Driver's Licence and a Blue Card.

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

Most of the children and young people that we support through our Hoofbeats Sanctuary are living with the impact of trauma and are vulnerable or at-risk in some way. They need to be around compassionate, caring and reliable people.

You will be provided with training, guidance and support.

Responsibilities • mentoring program participants to develop horse skills and associated life skills by working with them on a range of tasks outlined in your mentor training • providing emotional and social support to program participants, by developing a relationship based on trust, respect and authenticity • guiding program participants on volunteer projects by actively participating in all activities • teaching program participants about internal and external strengths and creating opportunities to promote these • assertively reinforcing professional boundaries between mentors and program participants • providing reasonable and immediate support through micro counselling skills, to a program participant who discloses sensitive information. • contributing positively as a team member to achieve team objectives • complying with IGAB’s safety requirements and report all non-compliance to the team leader • complying with IGAB policies • taking all reasonable care for personal health and safety; and taking reasonable care that personal acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons

Personal Attributes IGAB has made a commitment to build, nurture and celebrate a strong and positive workplace culture that embraces teamwork and shared values. All staff and volunteers are expected to demonstrate IGAB’s values: • Professionalism, Honesty & Integrity – what we show in all that we do • Respect, Compassion & Empathy – the things we show when we interact with the animals, co-workers and visitors on site • Self-Valuing Our Contribution - how we behave toward ourselves and appreciate our position in the organisation • Colleagues Working Together and Playing Nice - how we behave toward our colleagues and how we expect our colleagues to behave towards us

The personal attributes required to do this job effectively. You are a person who: • is responsible and dependable • is non-judgemental and patient • is caring and kind • has strong listening skills • is supportive and optimistic • enjoys working in a team environment

Skills & Experience Required The following skills and experience will be needed in order to fulfil this role: • strong communication skills • horse handling skills in line with IGAB’s approach (training on approach will be provided) • previous mentoring experience is highly regarded • well-developed time management and daily planning skills


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