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Mentor Drivers to support newly settled migrants

  • Location: Preston VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    You will need to negotiate with the learner driver times that are mutually convenient.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Driving & Transportation
    • Education & Training
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Training

    Full training will be provided

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

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

DIVRS’ new pilot Migrant Driver Program is looking for volunteer mentors to support learner drivers from a migrant or refugee background. As their mentor, you will develop and maintain a purposeful, empowering and supportive relationship with the learner, assisting them in gaining the knowledge, experience and confidence required to obtain their Victorian Drivers Licence.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Act in the role of a supervising driver and help people from a migrant or refugee background gain the necessary amount of driving experience prior to going for their probationary licence.

• Build a positive relationship with the learner driver, be a positive role model and provide non-judgemental support to the learner driver.

• Meet with the matched learner driver regularly for driving sessions.

• Provide regular feedback to the Project Officer on the progress of the learner driver and the program

We are looking for people who have/are:

• Age 21 years and over and hold a current full Victorian licence

• Respectful and inclusive of cultural backgrounds.

• Good communication skills including a willingness to listen and learn

• Motivated, reliable and confidential, have self-awareness, compassion and empathy

• (or willing to obtain) a current Working with Children Check, National Police Check and Driver History Report, insurance and licence check.

• At least two references must be provided, one professional reference would be recommended.