To provide positive role models/mentoring support, to young Jewish adults aged 16-35 years, who may be facing challenges or obstacles in their lives. This may be as a result of (but not limited to) mental health issues, family breakdown, social isolation, disability, substance abuse, bullying or sexuality issues. The mentor meets for 2-4 hours on a weekly/fortnightly basis with the young person, for a minimum of 6-12 months. Benefits of a mentor for a young person include: more optimistic outlook on life, Reduced feelings of isolation, Improved ability to set goals and work towards them, improved self esteem and confidence, Increased resilience to manage life’s challenges.
Program Type: One to One
Contact Person: Mimi Zilka
Position: Manager - Youth Mentoring and Big Brother Big Sister programs
Phone: 9302 8037
Street Address: 4a Nelson Street, Woollahra, NSW
Postal Address: PO Box 647, Bondi Junction, NSW, 1355
Mentor Age: 26-65
Mentee Age: 16-35
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors One Training Program provided. Training includes Role and Responsibilities of a mentor, Issues Facing Young People, Communication Skills, Duty of Care, The Mentoring Relationship Cycle
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: All mentors are required to undergo a Criminal History Record Check, sign a Working with Children Volunteer declaration, and provide 2 referees.
Mentor Position Description: Be a positive role model for the young person provide appropriate support, guidance and encouragement assist young person to overcome barriers or obstacles in their life assist young person to identify and work towards goals
Mentor Minimum Commitment: 6-12 months