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Mentor- Primary or Secondary School

  • Location: Melville WA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Education & Training
  • Time Required

    School terms, 1 hour per week on a day that suits school and mentor

  • Suitable for
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Training

    Full and comprehensive orientation; relevant and interesting workshops

  • Reimbursement

    WWC and Police Check

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

    Ability to relate to young people; patience, caring and empathy; taking a sincere interest in the efforts of a student; reliable, with a commitment to the role and the student. You will complete a screening process which includes: reference checks, interviews, a Volunteer National Police Check and obtaining a Working with Children card.
    Males are encouraged to apply.

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

Ed Connect is a school based program with volunteers dedicating their time during school hours, on school grounds. With our dedicated volunteers, Ed Connect engages students at any stage in their educational pathway, from kindergarten to high school. Our services are designed to improve student’s literacy, life skills, self-esteem and self-confidence which contribute to improving learning outcomes and improved student achievements. Without support of this nature many students can become disengaged from school, usually resulting from behavioural and social skills problems or barriers they have developed towards learning. Other students disengage through a lack of social skills or not having a positive role model in their life. Ed Connect has continued to focus upon students with needs such as these in both primary and secondary school across Western Australia. These students benefit from either one-on-one mentoring or additional support provided through volunteers.

Mentors have a positive impact on the life of a student by mentoring in a local school. You can be the person who has the qualities to make that difference. By using your life experiences, patience and empathy, you can support and encourage a young person to achieve their full potential.

You will work in partnership with, and be supported by the School Coordinator, Liaison Officer and teachers to positively influence your student. Research shows that being a mentor results in enjoyment, a sense of achievement and lasting satisfaction.