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Youth Frontiers is a key initiative of the NSW Government to make it easier for people to be involved in their communities. The program is aimed at providing young people the capacity to build skills and overcome barriers to their participation in the community. Young people will develop and strengthen team work, communication leadership and decision making skills through mentoring whilst planning and delivering a civic project within their community. MTC Australia, in partnership with OCTEC (Not for Profit community organisations) have been contracted to deliver Youth Frontiers to a diverse range of young people in years 8 and 9 including disengaged young people, across 23 NSW Government electorates in South West Sydney, Western Sydney, Nepean/ Blue Mountains and far West NSW. The program will assist 10-16 young people per electorate. Students will be selected based on their capacity and commitment to benefit from a mentoring program focused on leadership and civic achievement.
Mentor Age: 21-75
Mentee Age: 12-15
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors -1 hour group orientation session -1 x 3 hour group training session (training manual provided) -Group matching sessions -Ongoing support from MTC Australia staff throughout the match -Additional training as identified All training is delivered in and outside normal business hours.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: -Telephone screen -Orientation Assessment -Referee check (minimum of 2) -WWCC -Criminal History Check
Mentor Position Description: The mentor will engage and support a student in Year 8-9 at school in a mentoring relationship that takes place in the school and/or community environment. Key responsibilities will be to assist the mentee to complete a civic project in line with Youth Frontiers contractual requirements and to achieve goals identified by the mentee i.e. assistance with homework, engage in sporting activity, learn new skill.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: Minimum commitment 30 hours of mentoring over 6 months. (approx. 1-2 hours per week). This includes 10 hours of one on one face to face mentoring of at least one hour in duration. The additional 20 hours may be completed via phone, email, group, social media etc.