Become a Mentor
Work directly with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, supporting them to explore their interests and achieve their goals.
This is a role where no two days are the same.
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 mental health conditions that may be feeling socially isolated.
What makes us unique
We mindfully match Mentors to clients based on common interests, demographics, availabilities, skills and knowledge.
We do not roster our staff. Instead, we enable you and your clients to decide when you will regularly meet, based on their needs and your availability.
We promote a positive work-life balance and our casual work environment allows you to fit work around your existing commitments.
We hire people from diverse backgrounds and seek creative, outside-the-box thinkers looking to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life. A Mentor’s responsibilities may include:
- Supporting clients to gain independence in everyday life and learn new skills
- Connecting clients with recreational, sporting or community groups
- Supporting clients to use public transport
- Helping clients find and keep a job
- Collaborating with key people in the client’s life
- Being a role model and advocating for people living with disability
- Participation in peer support meetings
We offer our employees a range of benefits to support their success and ensure a healthy work-life balance.
- Rewarding work that is far more than ‘just a job’
- Flexible work conditions (hours and location)
- Ongoing 1:1 supervision, training and career development
- Salary packaging opportunities of up to $18,550 per year
- Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Great supportive team culture
- Technology allowance
- Regular social events
- Cultural and ceremonial leave
- 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 or 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 people from the LGBTIQA+ community. 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. We are currently dismantling barriers to internal inclusion to continually build a more supportive workplace culture.
Apply below by sending us your resume and cover letter outlining why you are the person for this role.