ID: 169137

Mentor support: Home-Start Program

Family Services Regular - more than 6 months Kyneton VIC

About this opportunity

Volunteers must have parenting/grandparenting experience, to be placed with families needing a little extra support. Your role will typically include: • Sharing life experiences and skills • Mentoring, befriending and supporting the client parents • Parenting support • Encouragement around a range of practical family needs

Volunteers are required to have:

• Satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children Checks • Have undertaken two interviews (one pre-course, one post-course) • Have 2 successful reference checks on file • Statutory Declaration signed, certified and on file • Have attended a Home-Start Preparation Course (8 weeks in total delivered via online and face-to-face platforms – our proposed start date for the next training is the week of Oct 4th) • To undertake an annual Flu vaccination • Ability to follow guidance regarding infection control requirements (e.g. PPE, paperwork, training etc.) as needed for the role

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Police Check and Working With Children Check required. Annual flu vaccination required. Two reference checks and two interviews required as part of the on-boarding process.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

1-2 contact hours per week, ongoing. Locations are available across the Macedon Ranges.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Childcare
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Mediation & Advocacy

Induction training provided