Stability through Support

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Contact Person: Vivienne
Position: Team Leader
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Phone: 82029100
Mobile: 0420909240
Street Address: Suite 302, Level 3, 418A Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010
Postal Address: Suite 302, Level 3, 418A Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010
Website http://www.savethechildren.org.au/take-action/volunteer/positions/new-south-wales/stability-through-support-mentor

WHO: Save the Children Australia

WHAT: Save the Children is running an exciting new mentoring program for boys in Years 5 and 6, to regulate participant behaviour and emotions to help them engage in education and transition successfully from primary school to high school.
The program engages a diverse range of boys, including those from Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islander backgrounds. StS Mentoring aims to provide a community of mentors for the boys, aspiring to develop a relationship of trust, support and encouragement. This is achieved through various educational and recreational activities.

WHERE: Ambarvale/Rosemeadow and Bankstown areas (dependent on which mentoring program you are allocated).

Mentor Age: 18+
Mentee Age: 8-12
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Mentors will be provided training by SCA staff.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Mentor Requirements: If you want to participate as a StS Mentor, you must: - Be willing to undergo a National Police check and a Working with Children check - Be willing to travel to the mentoring locations (Ambarvale/Rosemeadow OR Bankstown) - Be willing to participate in a training session prior to the program - Be passionate about youth development If you hold these requirements, we would love to hear from you!
Mentor Position Description: PROGRAM STRUCTURE: The program runs over the duration of the primary school term across 8 weeks. Each session lasts 2 hours (3-5pm), on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. As a mentor, you are required to commit to only one of these sessions. BENEFITS: Mentoring relationship are mutually beneficial - as a StS Mentor, you will be able to develop leadership and communication skills in the youth development sector. The StS Mentoring Program utilizes activities from evidence-based programs, such as Rock and Water and FRIENDS for Life, created and endorsed by psychologists. As a Mentor, you will be facilitating these evidence-based practices.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: Mentors are required to commit to a minimum of two school terms (16 weeks in total).
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