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Bikerescue Mentor - Perth

DISMANTLE


Dismantle's mission is to empower WA’s vulnerable young people to overcome socio-inherited hurdles in their critical years, minimising the risk of long-term unemployment and providing fundamental skills and supports that lay the foundations for personal growth, independence and long-term success. Some of our programs and initiatives are BikeRescue, BikeRescue Local, ReNew Property Maintenance and BikeDr.

To help us continue with our initiatives, we are looking for an additional member to join our BikeRescue Team.

What is BikeRescue?

BikeRescue is a dynamic youth development program that uses hands-on skill-building to engage and mentor young people in need of support. BikeRescue builds knowledge, social skills, confidence and teamwork through various mechanical and mentoring activities.

During BikeRescue, participants fully strip and rebuild two bikes each. The first is donated to charity, which earns them the second to customise and keep for themselves.

During each session, BikeRescue mentors work alongside participants while exploring their mental health, hobbies, passions, and vocational aspirations. We help them identify their barriers, figure out how to tackle their challenges, and provide support to reach their potential.

Our Vacancy: BikeRescue Program Mentor

The role is responsible for BikeRescue program delivery under the supervision of Team Leader and/or Programs Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate bicycle program activities for at-risk youth participants with diverse needs

  • Provide support and active guidance to help young people achieve their goals and improve their well-being

  • Sets oneself as role model to youth participants

  • Represent the ethos and values of Dismantle in professional interactions with client organisations

  • Manage program needs by maintaining excellent communication with all team members and stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • 2+ Years experience in Youth Services or relevant equivalent

  • Bachelor degree in Youth Work, Community Services, Human Services, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology or relevant equivalent.

  • Minimum Diploma in Youth Work, Community services or similar

  • Candidates with a Social Work degree are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Candidates with experience/training/skills in trauma informed practice will be highly regarded.

Further considerations:

  • Available for regional travel up to 7 days at a time highly regarded

  • Strong commitment to being a role model to other staff members and/or youth workers

  • Must be comfortable to work with diverse groups of young people who can present challenging behaviours.

  • High level of professionalism and time management skills.

  • LGBTIQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • People of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To know more about Dismantle and BikeRescue, visit our website at https://www.dismantle.org.au/ and https://www.dismantle.org.au/bikerescue.

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