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Lead Tenant - Live in Mentor (Voluntary)

Concern Australia
  • Are you someone who wants to make a difference in a young person’s life?
  • We are seeking enthusiastic candidates for our Lead Tenant Houses in Northern, Eastern and Southern Melbourne suburbs. 

As a Lead Tenant - Live-In Mentor in our Inside Out program you will reside in a property alongside another Mentor/Lead Tenant and one to two young people.

You will have the privilege of giving back to your community and being a positive role model to these young people. You’ll be expected to share basic living skills such as cooking, budgeting and house maintenance, whilst maintaining the freedom to engage in your own work or study.

The young people participating in this program are aged between 16-18 years and are seeking to transition into independent living after exiting residential care. The Lead Tenant program seeks to empower young people experiencing disadvantage by giving them the tools and training to continue to lead healthy, independent and fulfilling lives.

THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS TO BECOMING A LIVE-IN MENTOR/LEAD TENANT INCLUDING:

  • Rent-free living with utilities and Netflix included
  • Access to specialised Live-In Mentor training and more
  • Valuable experience working with young people as a mentor
  • Opportunity to give back to the community and support young people in need

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS ABLE TO:

  • Establish positive and meaningful relationships with young people
  • Encourage and live out your enthusiasm and engagement in education and/or employment
  • Demonstrate excellent social, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate and teach living skills such as budgeting, cooking and self-care
  • Provide support to young people in the development of their communication skills
  • Want to make a positive difference in a young person’s life

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE, YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO MEET OUR MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING: 

  • An ability to live in a share house setting
  • Willingness to interact with co-residents
  • Be eligible for a Working with Children Check
  • Undergo a National & International Police Check
  • Engaged in work or study
  • Willingness to actively participate and undertake Live-In Mentor training

This role is considered an ‘authorised worker’. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination (or valid exemption) prior to commencement. 

How to apply:

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with Andrew Johnstone, Program Manager on 0432 694 099.

To apply click Apply Now and follow the instructions.

Applications will be reviewed as they get received. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Concern Australia is committed to build and maintain an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to people from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.

If you have the skills to do the advertised role and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you. 

Child Safety Statement

Concern Australia is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitation. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

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