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Indigenous Mentor - Perth North

Eighty9 Limited


  • Indigenous Mentor: Transition to Work
  • Perth North Sites - Mirrabooka based
  • Full-time  

The Role

The Indigenous Mentor is responsible for providing effective support, mentoring and intervention to Indigenous clients that enables them to successfully participate in education and employment. You will work with a number of key stakeholders to provide opportunities for Indigenous clients, taking into account their skills and abilities, as well as their community and cultural needs. In this position, you will also be required to provide on the job support to a youth participant, and assess and address the workplace support needs of each individual to ensure ongoing employment is maintained.

This role is integral to ensure sustainable outcomes for our Indigenous cohort, requiring a flexible, outcome focused individual who has a can-do attitude. You will also be able to interlink your Indigenous culture and awareness into your day to day functions. The role will be based at our Mirrabooka sites with focus on supporting our caseload all over Perth North including: (Clarkson, Joondalup, Midland, Morley and Osborne Park). 

As the Indigenous Mentor you will be able to:

  • Engage and Support Indigenous clients in groups and one-on-one settings
  • Attract and maintain relationships with key community stakeholders, with a focus on employment
  • Establish and maintain links with associated and relevant Indigenous support agencies
  • Build and maintain a network of employers to suit the needs of our Indigenous cohort
  • Provide individualised and personalised on-the-job support
  • Provide Indigenous cultural awareness coaching and mentoring sessions
  • Market and promote the Organisations clients and services 

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate proven experience in engaging and meeting the needs of Indigenous Australians, whilst working towards specific KPI’s. You will also have the ability to engage clients at all levels and utilise your strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills is paramount.

If you are loyal, ambitious and highly organised with excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills and are looking for your next challenge, then we would love to hear from you. 

  • To be considered, you will have proven experience in Employment Services (or a comparable industry) in a similar position
  • To be considered a Drivers Licence is essential

Those who identify as an Australian Aboriginal/Torrens Straight Islander will be strongly considered.

Why join Our Organisation?

  • Work Monday to Friday with weekends and Public Holidays off 
  • Eighty9 Limited (ABN 88 485 417 134 / ACN 668 673 121) is a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) and, as the parent entity of Eighty9 Limited we are able to offer our employees salary sacrificing benefits, including Fringe Benefit Tax exempt payments of up to $15,900 per annum (Full-Time and Part-Time positions only)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Competitive above award hourly rates
  • A two week induction is provided, along with further training 

About Us:

For more than 30 years, Eighty9 Limited has been a successful not for profit Organisation with its roots firmly established in South Australia and Western Australia. We have a long history of supporting disadvantaged people, including youth throughout the communities in which we work. We are very fortunate that our employees who bring their skills and expertise, also collectively share unity and purpose.

Our success has been achieved in the delivery of government funded employment and training programs, through our brand Status, and is supported by structures and systems that have national quality assurance recognition. We provide a work environment our staff are proud to recommend. 

We invite you to visit our website at here for more information about the Transition to Work Program 

next steps

Please apply through the Apply Now link.

A position description is attached.

Confidential telephone inquiries are welcome to Human Resources on (08) 9344 2979.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to provide a current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check. Please note that people with a criminal record are not automatically barred from applying for this position, rather the relevance will be considered as it applies to our industry.

Status is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and people from non-English speaking backgrounds to apply for this position. 

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