Current Positions

Live-In Mentor (Lead Tenant) – Eastern Suburbs

  • Applications close: 5 August 2021

We are seeking volunteers to take on a Live-In Mentor role with young people exiting the child protection system.

Live-In Mentor (Lead Tenant) – Eastern Suburbs

  • Live rent free in a fully furnished share house in Wantirna South
  • Receive a payment of $75 per week plus ongoing training and support
  • Volunteer in a supportive team making a difference in the lives of young people

The Program:

StepOut is an out-of-home-care placement option providing medium-term accommodation and support to young people aged 16-18 years, who have been placed away from the care of their families by Child Protection. The program provides a safe, semi-independent living environment where young people in the house are supported by Live-In Mentors. Mentors are expected to demonstrate a positive and balanced lifestyle and be engaged in some form of employment, study or training. The position is voluntary, however Live-In Mentors are not required to pay rent or utilities (excluding telephone). They will also receive an honorarium payment of $75 per week.

The Position:

As a Live-In Mentor, your role is to live at the Wantirna South share house with another Mentor and two young people aged 16-18 who are in the care system. You are required to act as positive role model and provide informal support to assist the young people in developing their independent living skills, which may include cooking, cleaning, budgeting, financial management, grocery shopping etc. You are required to participate equally in domestic chores and duties and to ensure that any conflicts arising within the household are dealt with in a positive and productive manner. As a Live-In Mentor you will be assisting young people in the house transition to independent living and helping reduce youth homelessness.

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Emergency Relief Assessment Volunteers – Preston

  • Applications close: 30 June 2021

Emergency Relief Volunteer

Volunteer for a leading community based organisation making a real difference in the life of families, children and young people.

  • Ongoing volunteer roles available, one shift per week: 9.00am – 12.30 pm.
  • Location: 239 Murray Rd Preston

The Position

Anglicare Victoria operates a number of Emergency Relief Programs across metropolitan and regional centres, and have successfully opened a new client support service to complement the existing food bank service at All Saints Church in Preston.

The program oversees the assessment and administration of clients experiencing personal crisis or financial hardship, and provides immediate assistance in the form of food and petrol vouchers, food parcels, prescription vouchers, information, advocacy & referrals to other support services.

It is a client facing program with social distancing measures in place, which operates once a week on a Friday.

We are seeking to recruit a group of community minded people who can assist with a range of roles including:

  • Assessment interviews and referral of clients to immediate supports and other community support agencies.
  • Greeting clients arriving for appointments and managing ongoing appointments for the following week
  • Data entry into Client Management System ( CDS)
  • Assisting with onsite Food Distribution Service
  • Driving / Jockey to pick up orders from Foodbank in Yarraville.
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