Straight Up Trust


COUNSELLING/MENTORING - Volunteer Youth Mentor/Worker

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We need help for our staff Youth Workers & other volunteers who run an after-school program with kids Years 5 & 6 on Tuesday afternoons 3-4:30 pm.This includes helping run various fun activities & games (activity based learning - games with a point), build relationships with the young people, & possible (and if appropriate & approved) build a mentoring-type relationship with young people.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Empathy & relate-ability with young people - you enjoy them.

A sense of humour, fun & challenge. Be a positive role model.

LOCATION

Carisbrook School Hall, 217 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin.

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

Tuesday afternoons 3-4:30 pm from July through to November/December (excluding school holiday time).

DRESS CODE

Casual but respectful (be a positive role model). Occasionally sporty/outdoorsy

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

Part time youth workers provide briefs & de-briefs before & after the program. Weekly breakfast gatherings for those that can make it. Other events during the year with leaders from other clubs with Rock Solid are also held.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Volunteers will be interviewed, undergo police vetting and need to supply names & contact details of two credible referees who will attest to your suitability for this role with young people.

SKILLS THAT CAN BE GAINED FROM THIS ROLE

Good interpersonal and communication skills.

A non-judgmental attitude.

Learning to take initiative and develop leadership qualities, with the ability to relate to young people.

Personal satisfaction from a contribution to the community and the development of relationships with young people.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday Afternoon