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.
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.
- 1 year
- Weekly (face to face and/or phone)
- Two consecutive days 9.00am–4.00pm
- 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)