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Lead Tenant

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.

  • 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.

What are the benefits of being a Lead Tenant live-in mentor?

  • As a live-in mentor, your accommodation, rent and utility bills are taken care of.
  • Be part of a brand new team with a unique culture which promotes shared values.
  • Gain experience working with young people.
  • Work alongside case managers to increase your sector knowledge.
  • Receive on-going training and support.

Become a Lead Tenant
Live-in Mentor

If you’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people and being a positive role model, then mentoring young people might be right for you. Get in touch today to find out more.

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If you’re over the age of 21 and live in the Western Melbourne region, apply today.

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