Glenwood High School Mentoring

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Contact Person: Zehra Medhi
Position: Coordinator
Phone: 02 9629 9577
Address: Forman Ave & Glenwood Park Dr, Glenwood, NSW, 2768

The Glenwood High School Community Mentoring Program targets year 11 students who display a potential for greater success and would benefit from the one-on-one interaction with an adult mentor to encourage them in their career, leadership and personal goals.
The mentoring program aims to build partnerships between local businesses, community groups and individual community members and Glenwood High School by bringing people with experience in life, education and business together with our chosen young participants.
The desired outcome for the young people involved in this program is that they are able to participate in a positive relationship with an adult who is involved in a career field similar to that in which they have expressed interest. The aim of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to fully develop themselves as young people in the pursuit of their career and life goals.
Mentees and mentors meet monthly from 8.00 – 9.00 am in the library of Glenwood High School and the program runs from March through to December.

Mentor Age: 18-99
Mentee Age: 15-17
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Mentors are interviewed on the phone for suitability. A formal training day face to face is carried out at the school premises. In this session mentors are provided with training and appropriate resources to enable them to perform their roles. Training includes:
  • understanding of mentoring
  • roles, responsibilities, expectations and boundaries of the relationship
  • communication skills, including conflict management
  • confidentiality and risk management issues
  • developing and implementing culturally appropriate practices
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors:
  • Commitment to participate in one-to-one monthly sessions for one year at Glenwood High School premises
  • Able to meets the DEC appendix 3 - ‘Applicant declaration and consent’ which provides child protection and safety checks.
  • Able to provide confirmation of identity (100 points of ID)
  • Must over 18 years of age
  • Willing to participate in all aspects of the program including training and development programs including mentor training
  • Interested in working with young people
  • Good at communication
  • Good listener, possess positive demeanour and non-judgemental attitude.
Mentor Position Description:
  • Promote personal growth and development of the student
  • To help the mentee to gain knowledge, skills and career exploration assistance
  • To help the mentee experience the world of work through shadowing opportunities
  • Encourage and guide the mentee to embrace opportunities available to them
  • To be a positive role model
  • Confidant / Friend (Listening, Accountability, Attention and Concern)
Mentor Minimum Commitment: March to December of a calendar year.
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