Lead Tenant houses are an important model of service for young people aged 15-18 years who have the ability to adapt to more independent living arrangements, but who require support and encouragement to develop the necessary skills to share accommodation and live successfully in community settings.
Our Lead Tenant Tailored Mentoring, Learning and Support Program is a new program operated by Anglicare Victoria in the Southern region. This program accommodates and supports up to 10 young people across various homes. Each home has two young people living in it together with 2 Lead Tenants. The role of a “Lead Tenant” is to provide direction, encouragement and support within the household so that young people can develop their independent living skills.
The Lead Tenant live rent-free. They are not paid workers.
Lead Tenants are expected to demonstrate a positive and balanced lifestyle, 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.
Lead Tenants are expected to establish positive and meaningful relationships with young people, act as positive role models and coordinate household routines in a shared housing arrangement.
To act as a positive role model to young people in the home
To provide support and educate young people so that they can develop their independent living skills eg. Cooking, cleaning, budgeting, financial management, shopping etc.
To participate in fortnightly supervision
To participate in two to three weekly house meetings with young people
Every Volunteer Mentor has the right to –
o Safe and secure accommodation
o 24 hour On call support
o Support from the Transitioning Out Case Manager
o Access to a range of professional development activities
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
A tertiary qualification in youth work, social work or equivalent
An ability to provide support within a therapeutic context
Understanding adolescent behaviour
An ability to set and maintain clear boundaries and expectations
Highly developed written and spoken communication skills
Highly developed negotiation and problem solving skills
An ability to relate and engage with young people
An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and privacy
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Computer skills in Microsoft Office packages
Understanding and appreciation of the community’s cultural diversity
This job vacancy was been posted over 40 days ago, but is still active and currently accepting new applications.
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