Lead Tenant provides semi-independent out-of-home care accommodation for young people and promotes independent living skills in a safe and supported environment.
Lead Tenant provides semi-independent accommodation and support for young people aged 16-18 who are unable to live with their family due to issues of abuse or neglect. The young people are supported by a volunteer adult who provides day-to-day guidance and mature role modelling, with additional support provided by case managers and youth workers.
Lead Tenant placements take place in residences within local communities where a young person or persons reside with a ‘lead tenant’ (an adult volunteer) who provides support and guidance in developing their independent living skills.
What does being a Lead Tenant live-in mentor involve?
As a Lead Tenant live-in mentor, your primary role is to mentor, support and help create a positive environment for young people aged 16-18 in a shared house arrangement.
- As a live-in mentor, your accommodation, rent and utility bills are taken care of.
- You will receive ongoing support and full training.
- You will be sharing a residence with one other mentor.
- You must live in the Western Melbourne region.
- You must be aged 21 and over and be employed or studying full-time.
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