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Volunteer mentor

Organisation : Odyssey House Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Time required : Participation in comprehensive training (4 hours) Participation in monthly catch ups with Mentee (2-4 hours) Fortnightly phone check ins with Mentee (2 hours)

Duration of project : Minimum 1 year commitment

Skill area : Administration & Office Support, Advocacy, Board & Committee Members, CEO & Senior Management, Client Services, Community Services, Education & Training, Engineering, Finance & Accounting, Fundraising, HR & Employment Services, Information & Communication Technology, Journalism & PR, Legal, Management, Micro Volunteering, Operations Management, Program Coordination & Management, Project Management, Sales & Business Development, Social & Support Work, Trades & Services

Sector : Animals, Bcorp, Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Conservation & Environment, Consulting, Disabilities, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, Education & Employment, Education & Training, Families, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Government, Health – General, Humanitarian, Law, Justice & Human Rights, LGBTIQ+, Mental Health, Overseas Aid & Development, Science & Technology, Sport & Recreation, Veterans, Ex-Service Men & Women

Posted on : 25 Nov, 2020

About the role

We are excited to announce, that in early 2021, Odyssey House Victoria will be introducing a Mentoring Program to support our Leavers, residents nearing the end of their program, on their transition back into the community.

Odyssey House Victoria’s adult residential rehabilitation program in Melbourne provides live-in treatment for those with alcohol and other drug problems. Operating as a Therapeutic Community (TC), the values-based program provides a structured environment and encompasses the Community as Method approach.

This involves:

  • Community members all holding roles and responsibilities
  • Continual feedback from peers and staff members
  • Residents and staff acting as Role models
  •  Friendships and healthy family-like relationships consistently encouraged
  • Collective learning
  • Hierarchical work structure and communication system
  • Open communication, emotional honesty and personal disclosure.

Odyssey House Victoria is offering a Mentoring Program to support our Leavers, residents nearing the end of their program, on their transition back into the community.

This stage of the program is often accompanied with increased risk of relapse and stress as they move away from the safety of the structure provided by living in a residential rehabilitation service to independent decision-making, communication and contact with the broader community. The aim of this phase is to provide a staged separation from the security of the TC, allowing residents the ability to become a confident and productive member of society.

We are seeking empathetic and committed role models, 25 – 65 years of age, who have skills, knowledge and a positive attitude towards supporting people during this transitionary phase. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the LGBTIQA+ community to apply.

Mentors will provide guidance, assistance and education to an individual with whom they have been matched.

The recruitment process involves completing an application form, followed by an interview over zoom to determine if you are suitable for the role. You will then receive paperwork inclusive of a Working with Children Check and Police Check. Comprehensive training will also be provided. This process is thorough to ensure the safety of all involved.

Please check our website for further details: https://odyssey.org.au/work-with-us/mentoring-program/


About the organisation

Organisation name : Odyssey House Victoria
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

For details concerning this role , please contact

Eliza Arnold

Phone : 0400324310

Email : mentoring@odyssey.org.au

Please quote in application: Volunteer mentor via Pro Bono Australia.


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