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Become a mentor to young people learning how to drive

Summary

  • Do you have a full Victorian licence, enjoy driving and teaching?
  • Do you have time to give back to the community?
  • TAC L2P is a rewarding and goal-orientated volunteer role.

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

Some learner drivers are disadvantaged due to a number of reasons such as not having access to a car, an appropriate supervising adult and/or not having the financial means required to obtain the 120 hours of supervised driving practice. This is how the L2P program aims to assist them.

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.

All insurance and petrol costs are included. The cars are available from 7am to 9pm every day 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 that you have been looking for to give back to the community by being a positive, caring adult in the life of a 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 Check and Working with Children Check, driving history record and reference checks (all costs associated with these checks are funded by the program)
  • Attend an interview with the L2P Program Coordinator 
  • Have an 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 ten hours of training both in person and online
  • Commit to taking a learner driving for a minimum of one hour per week
  • Inform the L2P Program Coordinator 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 mentor for the TAC L2P Program, please download and complete our L2P Mentor Expression of Interest form and submit to us using the ‘Apply now’ button. 

For any question relating to this volunteer role, please contact l2p@mcm.org.au.

For more details please see L2P Learner Driver section on the MCM website.

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

    01 July 2020
  • Closing Date

    31 December 2020
  • Location

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

    Volunteer
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