About the Organisation
Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.
We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
You are passionate about:
- Children and child safety
- Disability support
- Highly motivated and creative
- Respectful and inclusive
About the Role
*The Employer considers that being male is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
Life Without Barriers is looking for Male Youth Mentor for the Murry Bridge area to join our Therapeutic Foster Care and CARE School Retention programs.
Our client is a young person under the age of 10, with developmental disabilities. Prior experience working with children and young people with Autism and ADHD is highly desirable. The successful applicant will provide 1:1 support and provide access to activities in the local community and surrounding areas.
This role is being offered as casual (6 hours per fortnight). The successful candidate will need to be available to work weekends to provide community access. Additional hours available through other client matches if requested.
Within the Child, Youth and Family Program, Mentors are seen as an important part of the care team that supports a child or young person in care. Mentors work with children and young people under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive assisting them in a range of ways:
- Modelling and establishing positive relationships with peers and adults.
- Modelling appropriate behaviours in terms of interpersonal interaction, life skills, employment, education, and leisure.
- Providing pathways or linkages to increased opportunities with education, employment and community connections.
- Accessing and facilitating recreational and sporting activities.
A mentor will develop a close and trusting relationship with the young person, and this relationship becomes a catalyst for change and growth. It is this relationship that can nurture a young person’s sense of self, helping them to develop the social skills required to create their own friendships and providing a positive influence in their journey through care.
Essential requirements to be completed prior to commencement:
- A Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Check and National Criminal History Record Check
- Current Child Safe Environments certificate – ‘Through their eyes’
- Current First Aid certificate
- A current driver’s licence and a reliable, roadworthy vehicle with insurance (other than CTP)
Please note: To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.
How to Apply
To register your interest in connecting with the Mentor Program, please visit the LWB Careers Page click 'Apply' and submit your resume, you will then be emailed an Expression of Interest to connect with the Mentor Program.
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