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Live-In Mentor - Lead Tenant (Voluntary)

Anglicare Victoria
  • Volunteer in a supportive team making a difference in the lives of young people 
  • Receive free rent and utilities in a share house (Surrey Hills or Wantirna South location)
  • Includes ongoing training, support and guidance from qualified youth workers

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 Program

StepOut is an out-of-home-care placement option providing medium-term accommodation and support to young people aged 16-18 years, who have been placed away from the care of their families by Child Protection. The program provides a safe, semi-independent living environment where young people in the house are supported by Live-In Mentors. Live-In Mentors are volunteers who reside at the share house and provide day to day guidance and mature role modelling. Live-In Mentors are expected to demonstrate a positive and balanced lifestyle and be engaged in some form of employment, study or training. The position is voluntary, however Live-In Mentors are not required to pay rent or utilities (excluding telephone). They will also receive an honorarium payment of $75 per week. 

The Position

As a Live-In Youth Mentor, your role is to live at a share house located in either Surrey Hills or Wantirna South, together with another Live-In Youth Mentor and two young people aged 16-18. You are required to act as positive role model and provide support and education to assist the young people in developing their independent living skills, which may include cooking, cleaning, budgeting, financial management, grocery shopping etc. You are 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. As a Live-In Youth Mentor you will be assisting young people in the house transition to independent living and helping reduce youth homelessness.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • An understanding of adolescent behaviour. 
  • Ability to set and maintain clear boundaries and expectations. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to relate well to adolescents and deal with them in a non-judgmental way. 
  • Voluntary and/or mentoring experience with young people is desirable. 
  • A genuine passion for supporting young people in the community. 
  • A background in the community services, education, health or youth sectors will be highly regarded but is not essential. 

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement. 

Detailed questions about the role can be directed to contact Belinda Knight on 9735 6100. General information about the Live-In Mentor Program including FAQs can be found by visiting www.anglicarevic.org.au/live-in-mentor-program

A position description is attached.

Applications will close sooner if a successful applicant is found.

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. 

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