Inside Out assists young people in the child protection and youth justice system transition toward independent living.
This program seeks to empower, upskill and motivate young people between the ages of 16-19 to tackle life independently. Via an Enhanced Lead Tenant Model, housing arrangements are tailored specifically to a young person’s need to create a safe and secure place where they feel valued and have a sense of belonging.
VOLUNTEER LEAD TENANT VACANCIES
Exciting opportunities are now available to become a live-in mentor to young people as part of our Enhanced Lead Tenant program, which provides accommodation, and support services to young people who are on statutory orders (child protection and/or youth justice).
Applicants should include a letter which you can upload as part of this form. Your letter should tell us a little about yourself, stating that you are interested in the position and outlining what you feel you can bring to the program as a Lead Tenant.
MANY VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE DO NOT RECEIVE THE HELP THEY NEED AND RISK FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS
Mick* became involved with Concern Australia in 2017 when we assisted him to move out of residential care and into independent accommodation. His Case Manager assisted him through a Targeted Care Package, which enabled us to provide Mick with flexible and holistic care tailored to his personal needs.
We know many young people who face significant challenges and trauma, so when Mick succeeded at accomplishing his personal goals we celebrated each new achievement. Mick gained employment and study opportunities, attended and received alcohol and other drug counselling, accessed rent assistance, purchased furniture and accessories for his home, learnt independent living skills and successfully achieved his Probationary Drivers Licence.
Mick benefited from the flexibility of our program and targeted care as we had the opportunity to walk alongside him as he transitioned between living in independent accommodation, to living with family, to navigating the homelessness sector and now comfortably living in private shared accommodation for over 6 months. We also supported Mick’s* family and offered avenues for reconciliation with Mick by providing them both with guidance and referrals to appropriate services.
Through our support and role modelling over the past couple of years we have seen Mick grow significantly. He has become more mature, responsible, thoughtful and accountable for his actions. At 18 Mick is still figuring out what he wants to do for a career but he is working towards his goals of finding a job he enjoys while saving to purchase a car.
*Name has been changed.