Plan-it Youth Mentoring – Hunter Region NSW

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Contact Person: Maryka Gibson
Position: Secretary, PiY Hunter Inc
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Phone: 0447 834601
Mobile: 0447 834601
Postal Address: 49 Dean Parade, Lemon Tree Passage, NSW 2319

The Plan-it Youth Mentoring Program is a well established mentoring program working in high schools across the Hunter Region. This is a 10—12 week program where a group of mentors meet weekly with selected students from Years 9/10 to help them determine how their future could look, to help them learn about career pathways, and to work out a strategy for their high school years.

WHAT CAN MENTORS DO ?
Listen to students
Assist students with goalsetting
Help students to recognize their strengths
Be a sounding board for ideas and problems.
Make contact with employers and local business.
Suggest possible courses of action

Mentor Age: 18 - 80
Mentee Age: 15 - 16
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors All Plan it Youth Hunter mentors attend a two day mentor training course to provide them with a consistent approach to mentoring that includes strategies for mentoring coupled with practical examples. All Plan it Youth Hunter mentors are part of a team of mentors under the guidance of a Team Leader. Ongoing support is provided by team members and networking with mentors from other Plan it Youth schools.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: All Plan it Youth Hunter mentors are required to attend initial mentor training which confirms their suitability as a youth mentor. In addition, all Plan it Youth Hunter mentors are required to undertake a Working with Children check prior to entering school premises.
Mentor Position Description: Mentoring is the development of a one-on-one relationship where a more experienced person helps a less experienced person achieve their goals. Plan-it Youth offers young people the opportunity to plan for their next step into education, training or employment. A mentor can assist this process by offering their experience, support and guidance on a one-on-one basis.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: A minimum commitment of availability for 1-2 hours one day per week for the duration of the 10 week program is required.
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