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Posted : Friday, 7th July 2017 - 12:11 pm

Organisation : The Salvation Army (Australia Southern Territory)

Location : Melbourne

Time required : Live-in role

Duration of project : On-going

Contact Name : Tess Connell

Contact Phone : 03 9890 7144

Contact Email :

About the Role

The Salvation Army needs compassionate Live-in Mentors to support a child or an adolescent to prevent them from entering residential care or who are transitioning out of residential care. The Targeted Care Packages (TCP) program is a unique individualised program that connects at-risk children and youth with mentors. The TCP program seeks to empower disadvantaged children and young people and give them the tools to continue to lead a healthy, safe and supported life after leaving residential care or to prevent them from entering residential care.

The program aims to:
• Exhibit positive role modelling for young people
• Engage a young person’s social and recreational skills
• Establish positive and meaningful relationships
• Offer emotional and practical support to the young person
• Work from a trauma-informed approach
• Encourage and demonstrate engagement in education, employment, self-care, communication and positive behaviour.

As a Live –in Mentor, you have an opportunity to meaningfully enhance your life and the life of a child or young person. Children and young people who are not able to live with their family and who may have endured hardship, challenges or traumatic experiences, require the support and care of an adult whom can play a crucial role in enriching their lives. A Live-in Mentor can provide a stable and safe home environment for a child or young person which is vital in enabling the healing process.

Additional details:
No. of vacancies: 10
Start date: ASAP
Time Required: Live-in role
Training: Induction and orientation, Lead Tenant Training
Reimbursement: Accomodation and utilities costs are covered by the Program.
Requirements: National Criminal History and Working With Children Checks
Qualifications and experience: Experience or study in social work, youth work or similar preferred but not essential.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Salvation Army (Australia Southern Territory)
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Tess Connell

Phone : 03 9890 7144

Email :

Please quote in application: Live-in Mentor via Pro Bono Australia.


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