The role of a Lead Tenant will suit those who have a genuine interest in working with young people. It requires a level of maturity and ability to lead by example, demonstrating appropriate forms of behaviour in both in-house dynamics and personal conduct and lifestyle. It is preferred that the lead tenant be currently employed or enrolled in education, preferably within a related field.
The Lead Tenant lives rent-free as a co-tenant with up to three young people at any time and provides general direction & encouragement to assist development of their independent living skills e.g. cooking, cleaning, budgeting, shopping and meeting their tenancy obligations. The volunteer must establish and maintain appropriate boundaries and rapport with the young co-tenants, and liaise regularly with Uniting about any issues affecting the residents or household.
The expectation is that the volunteer will spend a minimum five nights a week at the property and be available to attend house meetings. You'll need positive interpersonal and leadership skills, be able to communicate assertively, and have an ability to follow directions.
Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.