Bicycle workshop youth mentor - Melbourne
The Community Bike Hub is a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to providing access to bicycles and cycling. We have built a community with 8 staff, 30 volunteers and 300+ members, dedicated to:
Share and learn skills repairing and maintaining bicycles
Provide affordable bicycles, servicing, and repairs
Recycle donated bikes and promote sustainability in an active community
Provide refugees and other people in need with bikes and equipment
Create a setting where all members of our community can learn about and experience bicycles and cycling together.
This exciting new program is a partnership between the Community Bike Hub and Footscray High School. It is a dynamic youth development program that uses hands-on skill-building to engage students in being proactive members of the Circular Economy. Bike Academy builds knowledge, social skills, confidence and collaboration through various mechanical and mentoring activities.
Tools, parts, and bikes come together as students explore a 'new world' of mechanics, sustainability and community. By producing tangible outcomes that have 'real world' impacts such as decreasing landfill and improving access to bicycles for people, each and every student at the Bike Hub is given the opportunity to make the world a better place.
Our Vacancy: Bike Academy Program Mentor
The role is responsible for program delivery under the supervision of the teacher allocated to the class. The program runs for 4 days with the successful applicant only required for 1 of those days. All learning resources and preparations will be provided.
Duties and responsibilities
This role is all about connecting with youth and providing the highest level of instruction to enable quality learning experiences. You’ll build relationships with young people and have their best interests in mind. This role is highly rewarding and requires you to:
Teach and facilitate bicycle program activities for students with clarity, patience and engagement based on the program provided
Clearly communicate, lead and problem solve.
Provide support and active guidance to help students achieve their goals and build their confidence
Practice positive role modelling and instil respectful relationships
Manage program requirements through collaboration with the teacher and university placement students involved
Demonstrate best practices of workshop duties and mechanical tasks
Uphold the health and safety of all participants and respond to risks as they present
Preferred but not essential 2+ years experience working as a teacher or youth work
Candidates with experience in repairing bikes are strongly encouraged to apply
Candidates with experience in working with middle years youth are strongly encouraged to apply
Available to work every Tuesday during school terms
Strong commitment to being a role model to other staff members
Must be comfortable working with diverse groups of young people
High level of professionalism and time management skills.
Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
People of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.