L2P Learner Driver Mentor

Description: C:\Users\ellym\Desktop\L2P Driving Program tile.pngDo you have a spare 1-2 hours each week to help a learner driver?

Do you want to make a real difference to young people’s lives?

 

Become a volunteer mentor with L2P!

What is the L2P program?

The TAC L2P Program assists disadvantaged Victorian learner drivers aged 16 to 21 with no access to a supervising driver or vehicle to gain the 120 hours driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.

Hear from Howard, one of our wonderful mentors, on what he gets out of volunteering for L2P (read the short story and watch the short video).  

 


VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTION

 

ROLE TITLE:

L2P Volunteer Mentor

REPORTS TO:

Yarra Youth Service

UNIT:

BRANCH:

DIVISION:

Youth & Middle Years

Family, Youth & Children Services

Community Wellbeing

POLICE CHECK REQUIRED:

YES

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK REQUIRED:

YES

PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL REQUIRED:

NO

           

 

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all.  We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people. Our values Accountability, Respect and Courage underpin how we work and our efforts to build a culture based on positive relationships with colleagues and the community.

 

 

Program overview

 

The L2P learner driver program sees volunteer driver mentors (acting in the role of supervising drivers) matched with young learner drivers to assist them in gaining on the road driving experience in a manual vehicle that is provided through the program.

 

The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Yarra City Council’s Youth Services.

 

ROLE OBJECTIVE

  • To assist learner drivers in gaining supervised, on the road, practical driving experience.
  • To develop and maintain a purposeful, empowering, supportive and ongoing relationship with a young person.

 

KEY TASKS

 

  • Act in the role of a supervising driver and help the young person gain the necessary 120 hours of driving experience prior to going for their probationary license.
  • Build a positive relationship with the learner driver, be a positive role model and provide non-judgemental support to the learner driver.
  • Meet with the matched learner driver regularly for driving sessions (minimum 1-2 hours per week).
  • Provide regular feedback to the L2P Coordinator on the progress of the learner driver.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • The mentor will be required to adhere strictly to the program Code of Conduct and attend prescribed training.
  • The mentor will be required to implement the prescribed approach to learning to drive as outlined in the training i.e. a staged approach to learning to drive.
  • To liaise with the learner driver and book in driving sessions regularly using the outlined booking procedure and to inform the L2P Coordinator of all driving activity including booking cancellations.
  • To ensure that the car is inspected prior to every driving session, left tidy at the end of each lesson and to fuel up the car if tank is less than half full.
  • To inform the L2P Coordinator of any car maintenance issues.
  • To assist with the completion of learner log book or MyLearner app entries.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Age 21 years and over and hold a current full Victorian license
  • A minimum 6 months commitment to the program
  • Good communication skills including a willingness to listen and learn
  • Ability to motivate and inspire young people
  • Motivated, reliable and confidential
  • Self awareness, compassion and empathy
  • Have (or willing to obtain) a current Working With Children Check, National Police Check (we provide) and Driver History Report (we provide)
  • At least two references must be provided

 

TRAINING & SUPPORT

 All volunteer mentors are required to attend a one off full day training provided by VicRoads.  Other compulsory training specific to your volunteering role, eg child safety will be required to enable you to feel confident in undertaking the tasks.

 

You will be provided with ongoing support from the program coordinator with opportunities for feedback.

 

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to:                   L2P Program Coordinator

Internal Liaisons:         Youth Services and L2P volunteers

External Liaisons:        Learner Driver

                                    TAC and/or DoT

 

 

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We will provide you with a Volunteer Handbook, Code of Conduct and Volunteer Agreement. As part of the on-boarding process you will be required to sign to acknowledge that you agree with terms in the Volunteer Agreement.

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