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African Australian Mentor

Africause

To provide stable, inspirational, educational and empowering mentorship to young people within the African Australian Community. As a mentor you will model help-seeking behaviours, guide and support new students, encourage them to work things out for themselves and help them to find their own solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To encourage and empower participants in the program, through ongoing mentorship

  • To provide ongoing regular contact with a mentee, at least 2-3 hours per week with a 6+ month commitment

  • To provide social support through positive behaviour and mentorship, as well as assisting with any needs of the mentee including but not limited to:

  1. Assisting in setting and achieving realistic goals

  2. Assisting with engaging in career goals

  3. Assisting with engaging in seeking and engaging in services as needed (e.g. mental health services, AOD or other health services)

  4. Advocate for the mentee

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Able to relate to mentee in a friendly and positive manner

  • Able to communicate information clearly to mentees

  • Have a steady, stable lifestyle that models positive behaviour

  • Be patient and flexible in your approach

  • Have a lived experience as an African Australian person

  • Have an understanding of the background of the mentee and how this has affected them

  • Provide a mentorship that is culturally sensitive in your approach

Other Conditions:

  • Must be able to provide a valid police check and Working with Children Check (volunteer or employee)

  • As this is both an online and in person service, mentors will need access to reliable internet and a laptop/phone/tablet with access of a webcam/phone or tablet camera

  • Mentors must be able to travel to meet their mentee either via public transport or via their own transport