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Live-In Mentor - Lead Tenant (voluntary)

Anglicare Victoria

Would you like to be a positive role model and support young people to build independent living skills and transition to independent living?

  • Are you compassionate and interested in making a real difference in young people's lives?
  • Would you like to receive free accommodation?
  • Easily combine this volunteer live-in role with your work or study commitments.

About Us

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Live-In Mentor’s role is to live at the designated property with a young person aged 16-18 and provide direction, encouragement and support within the household. Live-In Mentors are required to act as positive role models and assist the young people in the house to develop independent living skills. They are expected to demonstrate a positive and balanced lifestyle and be engaged in some form of employment, study or training. They are also required to participate equally in domestic chores and duties and to ensure that any conflicts arising within the household are dealt with in a positive and productive manner.

Live-In Mentors are not paid workers but volunteers. They are required to equally contribute to utility expenses, however are not required to pay rent.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This is a volunteer position and no wage or salary is paid however rent free accommodation, furniture and utility costs are covered.
  • The occupant of this position recognises the importance to advise the program supervisor of any proposed absences as early as possible prior to a session commencing to allow adequate alternative arrangements to be made.
  • All volunteers participate in training and supervision as well as extensive ongoing support.
  • All volunteers of Anglicare Victoria are subject to a six month probationary period.
  • Occupants of this position are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check prior to commencement and will be required to hold a current Working with Children card, and a valid driver’s licence.

Essential

Live-In Mentors are assessed on the following 5 key competencies:

  • Ensure a safe environment that is free from abuse
  • Demonstrate a personal readiness and capacity to become a Live-In Mentor
  • Good understanding or willingness to learn about adolescent development and trauma
  • Promote the positive development and independent living skills of young people
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Engaged in paid employment and/or study

Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience

  • Voluntary and/or mentoring experience with young people
  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • A genuine passion for supporting young people in the community.
  • A background in community services, education, health or emergency services will be highly regarded.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

How to apply

General information about the Live-In Mentor Program can be found here.

For more information about how being a lead tenant could work for you or to apply for this position, please contact Beck Clayton for further information by email at beck.clayton@anglicarevic.org.au, using the subject line: Live-In Mentor - Lead Tenant - Voluntary application via EthicalJobs or on 0427 071 498.

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