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Mentors - Mentoring Support Program - Mount Gambier

Whitelion Youth

Whitelion's vision is for a world where no young person is left behind, where all young people have the right to equitable opportunities to reach their potential. We exist to build positive connections and pathways to work for young people at risk. Success depends on the voice and lived experience of highly vulnerable, high risk young people, systems around them and the Whitelion community.

  • Based in Mount Gambier, SA
  • Casual role
  • Flexible work environment

About the role

We are seeking experienced Mentors to work with young people at risk for 3 hours per week. These hours are usually after school and offer great flexibility.

As a Mentor, you will work with care teams, care workers, families, and case managers but predominantly, your time will be spent one on one with the young person.

You will provide guidance and support and will be a stable, safe, and reliable person for a young person to talk to, so those looking for on-going relationships will be given priority.

You will spend time in the community with young people, enjoying social activities and helping them strive towards their goals. You will be able to claim $30.00 per mentoring session to be spent on meaningful activities with the young person.

About you

You have experience in working with and engaging young people and their community of care. Additionally, experience in mentoring or working with young people who display complex behaviours and knowledge of trauma informed care will be highly regarded.

As part of the role, you will be required to complete high quality monthly work summary reports and as such, intermediate to advanced Microsoft 365 skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills will be essential.

You will also have a high level of professionalism and approachability toward all stakeholders to gain cooperation and assistance to achieve timelines.

Male applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

What we offer

  • Great team environment and organisational support
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Safe and inclusive culture
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive leadership
  • Contemporary leave policies

Clearances & Training Requirements

Please note that the below clearances and checks are required before commencing employment as a casual mentor with Whitelion.

  • WWCC (Working With Children's Check)
  • RAN-EC (Response to abuse and Neglect)
  • Child Safe Environments (Through Their Eyes)
  • First Aid
  • SMART Training
  • Drivers License

Applicants will also be required to undergo a Police Check before commencing work with young people.

Apply now

We welcome applications from all suitable candidates and request that you provide a current copy of your resume and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) telling us why you would like to work with Whitelion Youth, highlighting your suitability based on the role requirements and skills mentioned above.

Applications can be addressed to: James Fidler, Program Lead.

Whitelion acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which it is situated, and we pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples across the nation. Whitelion commenced its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan in 2020.

A position description is attached.

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