Powerful change is possible when people come together. Mentoring benefits both people taking part. Find out how you can get involved.
Mentors are leaders. They give back to their professional communities. They coach others to achieve their full potential and work effectively with people from different backgrounds and experiences in today’s diverse workplace.
As a valued mentor, you have the opportunity to:
- share knowledge about your industry/profession based on your own experiences
- develop your coaching, communication and leadership skills
- work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- improve your understanding of issues and barriers experienced by newcomers to Australia
- motivate and support a skilled professional to fulfil their potential
- help a person in your field put their skills and experience to work for a Western Australian business or company.
Give just 18 hours of your time over three months and you can help change someone’s life.
You want to be a mentor
That’s great! We’d love to have you on board. Sign up to be mentor if you:
- have worked for at least two years in your field in Australia
- can commit 18 hours of your time over three months
- want to share your industry knowledge and contacts with others
- want to develop professionally
- are thinking about your professional legacy and what you will contribute toward your organisation and the people who work with you
- have a National Police Clearance Certificate obtained within the last 6 months. If you do not have a police clearance the Kaleidoscope Initiative will apply for one on your behalf (at no cost to you).
As a mentor, you need to:
- provide details on your professional background and some additional information so we can match you with a mentee
- complete a mentor orientation session (approximately 90 minutes)
- work with your mentee to determine employment goals, and set targets related to job searching, networking, and professional development etc.
- communicate with the mentoring coach to report on the mentee’s progress and the progress of the mentoring partnership
- seek support from the mentoring coach for a referral to resources, troubleshooting etc.
You can help a skilled, professional newcomer reconnect with their career this year!
How it works
Signing up is an easy four-step process. Here’s what you can expect from the registration process.
Complete the expression of interest form.
Sign up using the register your interest form. Once registrations are open we will send you a link to the registration page. You will need to supply your CV and have obtained a National Police Clearance Certificate within the past six months. If you do not have a police clearance the City of Stirling will apply for one on your behalf (at no cost to you). Our mentoring coach will then review your application and will call you for a phone interview within two weeks.
Wait for your match.
Based on the information you provide, we will match you with a newcomer who shares your professional background.
Talk to the mentoring coach.
Our mentoring coach will be in touch when we have found a potential mentee for you.
Meet your mentee!
If you agree with the match we suggest, you’ll take part in an orientation session to get started in the program.
Register now to express your interest in becoming a mentor
Find out more about being a mentor. Read our frequently asked questions.
The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program is being implemented under a partnership between City of Stirling, City of Canning and Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Western Australian Government. The Program has been created in consultation with the Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). Their successful TRIEC Mentoring Partnership program is the model for mentoring programs across Canada and internationally.