Superstar driving mentors required!

Superstar driving mentors required!

Superstar driving mentors required!
Te Ora Hou Wellington East

Estimated Time: 1 - 2 Hours Over 3 - 12 Months

Community Driver Mentor Programme Driving a car can open up so many opportunities – from getting a job to looking after whanau or taking your tamariki to school on a cold, wet day. However, for many people moving through the licensing system can be a challenge. This is where we hope you’ll come in! We have established a Community Mentor Driving programme to help people move from their learner licence to their restricted. We’re looking for some superstar-driving mentors to support these learners. Sound like you? We provide full training and support, as well as a car with dual controls. This is your opportunity to make a truly transformational difference in a person’s life. Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? Apply today - we’d love to hear from you!”

Working location

Eastern Suburbs of Wellington. Timing is flexible

Proposed project steps with time estimates

The structure of the Driver Mentoring Programme is based on the NZTA Community Driver Mentor Programme. This programme matches trained and police-checked mentors with learner drivers.

Each learner driver is allocated a volunteer mentor. The mentor supervises the learner driver while they practise in a dual-control car provided by Te Ora Hou.

Each learner driver has three driving lessons with a qualified Driving Instructor and their mentor.

Requirements of a Mentor
• Full NZ driver's licence for a minimum of 2 years
• Be over 25
• Be able to pass police vetting
• Be a confident and capable driver
• Have a good understanding of the NZ Road Code
• Commit to 2 hours of training
o Advanced driving skills assessment - to determine your suitability for the role and ensure you have a strong understanding and working knowledge of the NZ Road Code and are a confident and capable driver. This will be facilitated by a qualified driving instructor.
o Safety Intervention training – to help you understand your role as a mentor and the use of the dual controls. This is facilitated by a qualified driving instructor
• Commit to attending the driving lesson with the learner driver
• Commit to at least x 1-hour lessons per week for at least 3 months.
• Work unsupervised
• Be physically and mentally able to mentor
• Communicate with the Driver Mentor Programme Coordinator regarding the availability
• Abide by the Te Ora Hou policies and procedures
• Notify the Driver Mentor Programme Coordinator of any vehicle issues

Attributes of mentor
• Feel comfortable working alongside people from a variety of backgrounds and ages
• Patient and calm, some driving students struggle with confidence, learning issues or have English as a second language, so being a supportive and encouraging coach is paramount
• Communicate effectively

What We Have In Place

We have a fully insured, road worthy, dual control automatic car.
We have a mentor training programme
We provide a Mentor Guide
Resources to support mentors

Te Ora Hou Wellington East
Community Group
Te Ora Hou Wellington East is a group of people, mostly Māori and Pasifika, committed to the holistic development of young people, their whānau and communities. We are involved in a wide variety of youth and community development initiatives at a local, regional, and national level.
What we Do
Youth leadership development programme Community Driving School - helping people move from their learner license to their restricted $5 Community Hāngī - providing affordable, healthy every second and fourth Friday One on one computer tutoring - supporting people to learn the skills they need at a pace that suits them Affordable internet access - we partner with Skinny Jump to help provide affordable internet access Weekly shopping van - to help local people who do not have access to a car to access the supermarket