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Become a Mentor

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Not just your average job!

Being a mentor for Australian Inclusion Network means that you are a positive and strong role model who can work flexibly alongside people who have a disability or who are experiencing mental health conditions that may be feeling socially isolated. We look for vibrant and intuitive mentors 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 transportation
  • 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

Required Attributes:

  • 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.

Desirable Attributes:

Whilst 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.

If you wish to apply for a position with us, please be on the look out for our advertisement on Seek to know when we are recruiting and tell us why you’re the person for this role.

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.