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Learner Driver Mentor

MCM is seeking volunteers for their TAC L2P program to help disadvantaged young people gain the mandatory 120 hours of driving practice required to obtain their probationary licences.

Learner drivers participating in the TAC L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program are disadvantaged due to a number of reasons but not having access to a car, an appropriate supervising adult and/or not having the financial means required to obtain the 120 hours supervised driving practice are the main reasons.

Mentors will be required to meet a young person at either Sandringham, Prahran or South Melbourne police stations each week where they will collect the car and take the learner driver out for a minimum of one hour per week. 

All insurance and petrol costs are included. The cars are available from 6am to 9pm Monday through to Sunday and can be booked via an online calendar. 

If you would like to get involved and volunteer your time to assist these drivers, we would love to hear from you.

Benefits of becoming a volunteer mentor

  • Volunteering is rewarding. You can assist a young person to achieve their goals and develop safe and lawful driving habits
  • This may be the opportunity to give back to the community that you have been looking for by being a positive, caring adult in the life of a disadvantaged young person
  • You will enjoy interacting and working with young people
  • You will receive comprehensive training and ongoing support
  • It is possible to choose the times that suit you best to volunteer.


Requirements of a volunteer mentor

A mentor must:

  • Have a satisfactory police and working with children check, driving history record and reference check (all costs associated with these checks are funded by the program)
  • Attend an interview with a L2P Program Facilitator
  • Have experience and/or interest in working with young people including those with challenging backgrounds and behaviours
  • Have an ability to take on a coaching role rather than an instructional role
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be flexible
  • Participate in nine hours of supervising driver mentor training
  • Commit to taking a learner driver out driving for a minimum of one hour per week
  • Inform the L2P Program Facilitator of any concerns or issues arising within the mentoring relationship, when guidance or additional support is required
  • Exercise a duty of care for the learner driver with all reasonable care taken to ensure safety is maintained at all times.


Who to contact

To apply to become a Learner Driver Mentors for the L2P Program, please send your completed application form to the L2P Program Facilitator via email or fax 03 9537 1219. Applications forms can be found on the L2P Learner Driver section of the website (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

 

Position details

  • Date posted

    19 May 2020
  • Location

    Bayside, City of Port Philip and Stonnington areas
  • Work type

    Volunteer
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