Job purpose

As a mentor, you will be matched with a young person in the juvenile justice system where you will assist them with their transitional period back into the community. Through early intervention and as a positive, committed role model, you will give a young person support and the opportunity they need to break the cycle.

Requirements

Skills and attributes

  • Develop trust with the young person to provide a range of solutions through mentoring, inclusive of referrals to other services connecting the young person to the wider community.
  • Provide stability and consistency, enhancing the life of a young person.
  • Provide opportunities for the young person to participate in events and social activities which contribute to developing and enhancing their self esteem, self awareness and socialisation skills.
  • Develop a supportive, caring and non-judgmental relationship through weekly contact enhancing existing communication skills, interpersonal skills and trust.
  • For the young person to talk to someone who is focused on their wellbeing and able to provide the young person with healthy options for dealing with life experiences.
  • Have an awareness of the issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse clients.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Commitment

  • 1 year
  • Weekly (face to face and/or phone)

Training required

  • Two consecutive days 9.00am–4.00pm

Other requirements

  • The capacity to receive clearance via a criminal record check
  • An understanding and adherence with Work Health and Safety principles to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others at the workplace
  • An understanding of the principles and practices related to workplace diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Current National Police Check (updated every 3 years)

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