Family Mentor

(WrapAround Northumberland)

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Position ID: V-NLD0324 Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 Last Full Update: 19 Oct 2016
Opportunity Details
ContactCarrissa Summers, WrapAround Support Coordinator; Phone: 905-885-2320 * 1-866-704-4395; Fax: 905-885-4395; Email: csummers@wraparoundnorthumberland.ca
DutiesThe family mentor is a volunteer that comes alongside a family to give them 
encouragement and support as they learn how to find solutions to meet their needs and 
goals. The Family Mentor functions as a partner to the WrapAround facilitator, 
providing direct support and services to the family. 
The manner in which support is provided varies based on the family’s needs and goals. 
Some of these supports could include, but are not limited to, sharing experiences, 
motivating families, helping navigate the service delivery system, connecting family with 
community resources, and serving as a role model and friend. 
 
What does a volunteer family mentor do? 
 
• Attend initial and on-going training 
• Meet with your family regularly 
• Build a trust relationship with your family 
• Help family set goals and encourage them as they work to achieve their goals 
• Actively participate as a team member for the family 
• Assist the family in problem solving 
• Help family find and access community resources 
• Attend community activities as agreed upon with your family 
• Communicate regularly with the WrapAround volunteer coordinator to receive 
support for your mentoring relationship 
 
The mentoring role is a strength-based process which means that the family mentor 
connects the family’s strengths with strategies and uses those strengths to assist in 
meeting the family’s goals. The family mentor, along with the facilitator, helps the 
family identify their needs and works with the family and others involved to work 
towards the family’s goals. In establishing the supportive relationship with the family, 
the family mentor actively listens to the family to gather information on the family’s 
needs and goals and maintains communication to assist in identifying further or new 
needs or priorities as they arise
BenefitsVolunteers are reimbursed for CPIC and driver's abstract.
ClientsWork with families who have at least one child under the age of 19 years.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Community Outreach ; Youth Services
Minimum Hours4 / Month
LocationNorthumberland County
Number of PositionsNorthumberland County: 10 individual(s) 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Police CheckNot Required
Start DateOn or after 08 Aug 2012
Agency Details
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Organization NameWrapAround Northumberland
Office Phone905-372-2322
Toll Free Phone1-866-704-5534
Fax905-372-1250
E-Mailwraparound@wraparoundnorthumberland.ca
Websitewww.wraparoundnorthumberland.ca
Address & Map
204-A Division St
Cobourg, ON K9A 3P7
 
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