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Salvos Youth Mentor - Lawnton, QLD

The Salvation Army Australia
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Drive for Life is a driver training and mentoring program that equips young people who are overcoming adversity, to obtain their drivers licence. The program removes the barriers and provides a pathway towards positive role models, developing independent life skills and improving employment prospects.

We are looking for volunteers to help young people get through the licencing process - both in theory and practical. The Volunteer Driving Mentor will be required to sit in the car as a Supervisor, with program participants, assist in logging necessary hours and reinforce safe driving skills (Salvation Army vehicles will be used - personal cars will not be needed). Hours required for the role are for various times of the day throughout the week, including night driving (Mon – Sun, during business hours and after hours)

This is as much about engaging both young people and mentors in their community as it is about licensing; we know that feeling part of a community assists with building a sense of belonging, improved mental health, developing pro-social behaviours and connecting to a shared social responsibility.

Driving, mentoring, casework or similar experiences/qualifications will be highly regarded for this volunteer role, but not essential.

Opportunities available at our LAWNTON office

Mandatory Requirements of the Role

  • Complete The Salvation Army's volunteer registration, induction modules and any other training as required
  • Criminal History Check (Police Check) and WWCC (QLD Blue Card) and a Traffic Check are required for the role (the organisation will pay for and/or help to acquire these checks)
  • Must hold a valid Open driver's licence (minimum 5 years on an Open Licence is required) with a good driving history
  • Providing 2 references are mandatory for all roles that work with persons under 18 years

Time Commitment

  • Minimum 2 hour commitment a week (flexible) on an ongoing basis
  • Please advise your availability with your expression of interest

A role profile for this position is available upon request and will also be provided to the successful applicant during the interview process.

The Salvation Army is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.