Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational organisation working for young people who may be facing challenges around homelessness, drug dependency and/or recovering from abuse. We support these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal trauma such as neglect, physical, psychological and emotional abuse.

One of the programs we have available to support these young people is our Mentoring Program.

We are currently recruiting for the following:

General Mentoring Program: The General Mentoring Program matches a mentor with a young person currently engaged in a Youth Off the Streets service, to provide them with positive, non-judgemental guidance, support and encouragement, so that they can develop their talents, life skills and achieve their goals. Mentors may support a young person with goal setting, career support, educational support, improving self-esteem and confidence.

iDrive Program: The iDrive program connects young people with a trusted and committed mentor who is able act in the role of a supervising driver and assist them in completing their 120 hours of on-road experience to gain their provisional driver’s licence. This program primarily operates in the Merrylands area, as well as through our schools in Redfern and Maroubra depending on demand by our young people and availability of the program car.

Scholarship Program:  Every year, our National Scholarship Program awards over 20 young people throughout Australia with scholarships which include funds to pursue further education or training so that they may realise their potential for a positive future. The program celebrates the gifts and strengths of these young people who exhibit extraordinary promise but whom may lack the personal support networks and resources that will allow them to fulfil their potential. Scholarship recipients are matched up with a mentor to provide ongoing guidance and support for the duration of their 2 year scholarship.

We are looking for mentors who are reliable, supportive, patient, and positive. Mentors are asked to make roughly a 1-2 hour per week/fortnight commitment to the program over a 1-2 year period, depending on the program.  Mentors will be provided with training and support, and access to a program car, petrol and insurance if they participate in the iDrive program.

Mentors are required to attend a Mentoring Information Session, a Face-to-Face Interview, Mentor Training and successfully complete a Personality Assessment Screener, National Police Check & Working with Children’s Check to ensure their suitability for the program.

We will be holding two Information Sessions Evenings at our offices in Alexandria on Tuesday 26th February and Wednesday 6th March 2019. If you are interested to find out more about our mentoring program, then please register to attend one of our Information Sessions by contacting Thuy at mentoring@youthoffthestreets.com.au.

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