Mentor Support Worker

ABOUT YWCA AUSTRALIAWe are a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation and for over 140 years we have been working at the forefront of gender equality through our housing, community programs and advocacy.  Over the years we’ve made significant progress for gender equality as we’ve gone through a number of evolutions, adapting to the ever-changing issues impacting women, young and old.  We have evolved again and are transforming the way we operate. Our new 5-year strategy, the YWCA Evolve Strategy (YeS 2026), has recently been launched with a focus on making young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority for gender equity in Australia. This will ensure we continue to deliver measurable and meaningful impact towards a future where gender equality is a reality. ABOUT THIS ROLEYWCA Australia is currently seeking a dedicated Mentor Support Worker to join our Youth Frontiers team. This role is offered on a full time basis on a maximum term contract ending on 31 May 2026 and is based in the Illawarra Region.The primary purpose of this role is to support the participation of young women and girl mentees and young women mentors to engage in mentoring relationships and activities in the region. You will assist in the delivery of the Youth Frontiers, Youth Mentoring Program for young women and girls across the Illawarra region in NSW in line with contractual requirements. This is a partnership with Whitelion Youth Agency. ABOUT YOUThe ideal applicant we are seeking will have:Relevant tertiary qualifications in Youth Work, Social Work, Social Sciences, or related area and/or demonstrated relevant youth mentoringStrong communication, and relationship building skills and ability to nurture relationships between mentors and menteesExperience in working with young people at risk including those engaged with both child protection and youth justice systemsA demonstrated passion for social change and contributing to an organisation that advocates for equality. Demonstrated collaborative working style, with good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.Strong organisational and time management skills, including the ability to manage competing demands.An intersectional and feminist approach to practice and service delivery.Valid and current driver's license with access to a fully insured vehicle.Ability to travel regularly in the Illawarra region to deliver the program, as well as the ability to travel to Sydney for training.This position requires the incumbent to, at all times, comply with the organisation’s Child Protection Policy.  The incumbent must satisfactorily complete a National Criminal History Record Check and the associated Statutory Declaration prior to commencing this role.Desired Understanding the role of a volunteer and volunteer engagement..Computer literacy (including MS Office, Power Point, Excel, Client Management Systems and industry-specific software applications). This position will require the applicant to satisfactorily meet our pre-employment requirements.  This includes:Completion of a national criminal history checkA valid relevant state-based working with children permit.Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination, which includes Government recommended boosters. Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change.  APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 31 May 2022Position Description 32 AUD Wollongong 2500