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Mentor a newly arrived young person - Employment Empowers, Melbourne South-East

Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

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CMY’s Employment Empowers (previously 'Pathways') Program provides a new approach to supporting young people to find and succeed in employment. CMY recognises the need to provide additional support to young people from a refugee or migrant backgrounds looking for their first job or looking to begin their career.

CMY is seeking volunteers to join this program from across a range of professional and hands-on industries. Volunteers will provide mentoring support to young people as they apply for work and undertake work experience or start work.

We are looking for people who:

  1. Are interested in supporting young people from a refugee or humanitarian background
  2. Can commit for at least a 12-month period
  3. Can reliably attend catch ups with their mentee and be willing to travel near the mentee's location when necessary.
  4. Have at least 3 years professional work experience and a good understanding of job seeking requirements and employment norms
  5. Can be a positive and engaging role model for young people seeking career development
  6. Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  7. Can work autonomously, be self-reflective and respond to feedback and directions from CMY staff.

Applicants are required to pass a child safety screening process including referee checks.

Feel free also or contact us with your questions – we would love to hear from you!