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Eagles Corner is seeking positive role models (individuals or couples) to provide volunteer mentoring for men who live in our residential program. Full time, part time and respite carers/mentors/lead tenants are currently needed. Mentors are instrumental in providing a healing and supportive environment for the participants in our program, as well as overseeing their day-to-day needs and running of the house.

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Eagles Corner is seeking positive role models (individuals or couples) to provide volunteer mentoring for men who live in our residential program.

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Our Christian organisation is currently looking a suitable person or persons to commit to a total of 4 days and/or 4 nights. We are flexible in how this may be achieved and could potentially lead to a paid position, for the right person/s.

Please send your details to office@eaglescorner.org or call 0477 814 655

Volunteer Live-in mentors (Lead Tenants) receive 24-hour on-call support, whilst staying in a fully maintained house with up to 5 participants. Full time, part time and respite mentors/lead tenants are currently needed.

Mentors are instrumental in providing a healing and supportive environment for the participants in our program, as well as overseeing their day-to-day needs and running of the house.

If you have the following then this may be the rewarding opportunity for you:

  • a friendly communicative style;
  • sense of responsibility;
  • excellent listening skills;
  • good sense of humor;
  • are responsive rather than reactive in times of crisis;
  • a strong commitment to the healing needs of those who have experienced homelessness, addictions or emotional trauma
  • while not a pre-requisite for all volunteers, due to the nature of certain elements of our program, some roles require a high level of spiritual maturity.
  • the work based aspects of our project require a reasonable level of fitness.
  • people willing to share a variety of trades and skills are important contributors.

The role of a Volunteer Mentor is to act as positive role models for the participants, both in managing their own day to day routines and commitments, and more broadly in their personal conduct within the house and the community.

What does it mean to be a Lead Tenant?

A Lead Tenant is a volunteer who lives with the participants, in a fully furnished house rent free with most overheads paid (rent, utilities, internet and food).

It is a volunteer role, but our Lead Tenant gets to live in a fully furnished house rent-free, with all utilities paid. We encourage meals in the house to be a shared experience, so we provide food for this reason too.

Volunteer Live-in Mentors provide general direction, encouragement and support within the household, predominantly by example.

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The Eagles Corner house is an important model of service for those who require support and encouragement to develop the necessary skills to share accommodation and live successfully in community settings.

Volunteer Live-in Mentors 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.

Volunteer Live-in Mentors lead by example and their lifestyle should meet standards acceptable to the wider community and the expectations of Eagles Corner’s standards.

Key criteria for Eagles Corner Volunteer Live-in Mentor positions include:

  • Being a positive, mature and responsible role model
  • Demonstrating appropriate independent living skills, recreation, self-care, communication and behaviour.
  • Be engaged in some form of employment, education and training.
  • an ability to make a commitment and work as part of a team
  • a willingness to attend supervision and training
  • specific skills according to program needs
  • a commitment to the policies and values of Eagles Corner
  • willingness to undergo a Police Check
  • being a positive role model to participants living in the house
  • participating in discussions, house meetings and training sessions
  • participating in regular supervision with the operations manager
  • assist and encourage the participants to develop household routines and manage their day-to-day needs
  • liaising with support staff and the Operations Manager on a regular basis on issues affecting the residents or household
  • contacting the on-call worker in the case of emergency or if the household members are at risk to themselves or others
  • to act in the best interests of the participants at all times maintaining the confidentiality of the participants ensuring that the policies and procedures of Eagles Corner are adhered to

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