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Clemente Learning Partner - Volunteering Macarthur

  • Location: Campbelltown NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Education & Training
  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Research, Policy & Analysis
    • Writing & Editing
  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

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

The Clemente Learning Partner assists a student studying one university-level humanities subject each semester. Learning Partners develop mentoring arrangements with students to assist in assignment presentation, clarification of lecture material and basic computing skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a student with support, encouragement and study skill assistance (help with organisational skills, essay writing, internet searches, research and library use)
  • Assist the student to develop complementary skills required by the course
  • Pursue the above tasks in the context of a developing relationship by engendering trust and building self-esteem
  • Compliance with organisational policies and procedures, legislation, Work Health and Safety, environment and diversity and a commitment to quality systems and continuous improvement.

Commitment level

Wednesday 12.30- 2.30 for a 12 week semester

Skills & Knowledge

  • Computer literacy at a level to assist with internet research and formatting assignments
  • General research and library skills
  • Mentoring skills in encouraging personal development in others
  • An ability to interact and deal sensitively with students from different backgrounds who may be dealing issues - homelessness, drug or alcohol addiction, mental health or other disabilities
  • A high level of customer service skills
  • An alignment with and empathy for people from all community sectors
  • Communication skills - written and verbal with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Basic computer skills - ICT office environment
  • A university degree or current undergraduate studies is preferred

Personal Attributes

  • High ethical standard, is trustworthy and confidential, works well individually and within a team

  • Consideration and respect for others and their views and adapts to changing environments

  • Enthusiastic, projects a positive image with good attention to detail, efficiency and effectiveness

  • Commitment to ethos of St Vincent de Paul Society with a clear understanding of the role and ethos of the Society and its objectives, along with evidence of a strong commitment to reflect its mission and values in all dealings with employees, volunteers and those whom we assist.