Be a Mentor
Not just your average job!
Being a Mentor for Inclusion WA means that you are a positive and strong role model who can work flexibly alongside people who have a disability or who have mental health conditions that may be feeling socially isolated. We look for vibrant and intuitive people who believe everyone can take part in and be connected to their chosen community. We provide mentors with ongoing personal and career development opportunities and training.
Responsibilities of a Mentor
The key responsibility of a mentor is to work directly with individuals, supporting them to achieve their goals. This may include:
- Supporting individuals to gain independence in everyday life and learn new skills
- Connecting individuals with recreational, sporting or community groups
- Supporting individuals to use public transport
- Helping individuals find and keep a job in open employment
- Collaborating with key people in an individual’s life—including family members, employers or other support services to achieve the best outcomes
- Being a role model and advocate for people living with disability in the community
- Participating in peer support meetings
- Creativity and outside-the-box thinking
- Ability to adapt your mentorship to several people from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to create and keep professional working relationships
- Ability to work autonomously and within a team
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- High standard of admin and computer skills
- Be flexible and adaptable to individual needs
- Be organised and have good time management skills
- Flexibility with hours is essential and dependent on each client’s needs.
- Ability to communicate openly, non-judgementally and clearly with clients as well as your line manager – triangulation of support
While the following are not requirements for applicants, we are interested to hear from you if you have any experience in:
- Employment Services
- Mental health
- Working alongside marginalised groups
- Youth work
- Support work
Prior experience is not necessary. We hire people from diverse working backgrounds.
We strongly encourage applications from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, and LGBTQIA+ people. We welcome and value your lived experience and knowledge. If you are comfortable doing so, please let us know in your cover letter if this applies to you if you applying for a mentor position with us. We are currently dismantling barriers to internal inclusion to continually build a more supportive workplace culture.
Apply by sending us your resume and cover letter outlining why you are the person for this role with the subject line “[YOUR SUBURB]: Mentor Application” using the link below.