2021 Mentors – NSW and WA
2021 Mentors – NSW and WA
About the role
As Mentor, your role will be to assist and occasionally lead a range of activities related to developing students’ confidence, increasing their resilience and raising their expectations by drawing on your own experience in high school, University and work to act as a positive role model for students.
On a practical level, you will:
- Attend pre-camp curriculum development workshop
- Pre-camp briefs
- Participate in camp debriefs
- Stay on-site for the duration of camp
- Attend and / or deliver lessons and workshops during camp
- Share knowledge of culture and cultural protocols as appropriate during camp
- Attend three residential academic camps per year
Working with Aurora
You will join the team as an employee on a casual basis and we will pay you on a daily or hourly rate. This means that you will need to:
- Obtain a paid Working with Children Check before you do any work
- Sign a contract of employment with the Aurora Education Foundation
- Provide four identity documents to obtain your Police Check
- Provide us with a tax file declaration, superannuation, and bank details
- Submit timesheets to the Elder and Mentor Engagement Coordinator
Camp Dates 2021
Western Sydney NSW Camp Dates
Camp 1 – Sunday 11 to Friday 16 April
Camp 2 – Saturday 26 June to Friday 2 July
Camp 3 – Saturday 18 to Thursday 23 September
Western Australia Camp Dates
Camp 1 – Tuesday 6 to Monday 12 April
Camp 2 – Sunday 11 to Saturday 17 July
Camp 3 – Tuesday 28 September to Monday 4 October
- To be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement of this role under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) or under Clause 50 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).
- A demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, organisations, histories, and the strengths and issues facing Indigenous people in Australia meeting their aspirations.
- Availability to attend compulsory training and curriculum development workshops before camps or other activities.
- Ability to commit for up to 30 days (including overnight stays post COVID) per academic year*
- High level interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work and engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students, Elders, and other stakeholders.
- A willingness to work as part of a team to achieve Program outcomes.
- Willingness to obtain a paid Working with Children Check and National Criminal record Check.
- Current First Aid Certificate and Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Progression towards a vocational qualification or tertiary qualification
- Supplying or applying for a paid WWC check prior to commencing your first camp
- Providing Aurora with the following documentation for your Police Check:
- one commencement of identity document (Birth certificate or Passport)
- one primary use in the community document (Driver license, proof of age card, marriage certificate)
- two secondary use in the community documents (Bank card, credit card, University Student ID, Medicare card)
- Attending induction and training programs (five days in total across the year, in addition to camps)
- Submitting a timesheet upon completion of training, camps, or workshops you attend
- Spending up to two days on curriculum development and event preparation prior to each camp (8 weeks and 4 weeks out from camp).
- Attending one of the three week long camps in your area (if deemed COVID safe).
- 2 – 3 days of extra activity curriculum planning/debriefing.