- Location: Acton ACT
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Homeless
Training is 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 2 hours per evening.
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Counselling & Help Line
- Tutoring & Coaching
Mentor training is provided.
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
Commitment to training.
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
TAKE HOLD is a new Mentoring, Life Skills and Social Enterprise Program. This service is part of a suite of programs working collaboratively, aimed at substantially reducing the ACT homeless population. The primary aim of the program is to support young people (16-25) who are transitioning into or out of homelessness, to develop the life skills necessary to connect them into their community and avoid homelessness. This is done through mentoring, life skills development and the creation of social enterprise. We run life skills groups and work one to one with clients. We also can provide mentors to work with young people one to one.
The mentor works collaboratively to support an individual mentee in the development of their skills and capacities as they redevelop their healthy connection with community. The proposed length of the relationship is 12 months with a commitment of an average of 5 hours per fortnight. Training, supervision and support provided for mentors.