For Mentors

THE MENTOR IS AN ADULT WHO HAS SOME SKILL, EXPERTISE AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS IN THE ACTIVITY BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE PARTICIPANT.

MENTORS

IN MOST CIRCUMSTANCES, A MENTOR SHOULD NOT BE A CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER.

Participants should identify their Mentor for each section at the start of their activity; they should discuss this choice with their parents and Coordinator to ensure that their choice is appropriate.

A Mentor can assess more than one Participant, and they may also be qualified to assess across multiple activities. Mentor’s may be required to meet certification or qualification requirements if their activity is bound by a State/Territory or National accreditation requirement.

Mentors MUST have a current Working With Children Check and agree to and sign the Code of Conduct.

THE CODE OF CONDUCT IS LOCATED:

Participants should discuss their goal for each activity with their relevant Mentor at the start of that activity and take guidance from the Mentor as to the appropriateness and challenge in that goal and revise, as necessary.

The Mentor need not be present every time the Participant practises or engages in that activity, but they must have regular contact with the Participant to ensure they are supported and progressing as expected.
Mentors complete a final report to verify that the Participant has achieved the requirements for the relevant activity.

SMART GOALS

Participants should discuss their goal with their Mentor for each activity before they commence to ensure that it aligns with SMART goal setting and is challenging yet achievable.

SUPERVISON

For all sections, students must be appropriately supervised by a responsible adult or Instructor at all times. This person may be the Mentor.

Coordinators should clarify this arrangement with the parent if the activity is to be held out of school time. Parents may supervise their child’s activity but should not be their Mentor.

CODE OF CONDUCT

THIS CODE OF CONDUCT APPLIES TO ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 18 WHO ASSISTS WITH THE COMPASS AWARD, EITHER IN A PAID OR UNPAID CAPACITY. THIS INCLUDES ALL COORDINATORS, MENTORS AND SUPERVISORS

Approving me as a Coordinator/Mentor/Supervisor in relation to The Compass Awards, I undertake that I will:

  1. Comply at all times with the requirements of The Compass Award (as per participants record book).

  2. Meet all applicable Child Safe Standards requirements in Victoria and hold a current WWCC/VIT.

  3. Undertake training and meet accreditation requirements, as appropriate.

  4. Respect the privacy of persons served by The Compass Award and hold, in confidence, sensitive, private and personal information collected in accordance with Privacy statement within the Compass Reference book.

  5. Immediately advise the Licenced Operator of any matter of which I am involved or aware of that has or could lead to criminal conviction. I will also report any incidents where I believe any person has acted in a way which may be detrimental to the good name and spirit of The Compass Award.

  6. Represent The Compass Awards with professionalism, dignity and pride, and be responsible for conducting myself with courtesy, appropriate behaviour and be a positive role model.

  7. Take reasonable care for my own health and safety and that of any other person who may be affected, including people I am supervising or who are considered to be in my care.

  8. Follow through and complete agreed tasks and commitments.

  9. Maintain a safe environment by not harming youth or adults in any way, whether through discrimination, sexual harassment, physical force, verbal or mental abuse or neglect.

  10. Work co-operatively as a team member with employees of The Compass Award and other Coordinators, Mentors and Supervisors.

  11. Only assess activities for The Compass Award, for which I am suitably qualified and/or experienced.

  12. Copy and distribute materials the Coordinator gives me for the purposes of The Compass Award and not otherwise use them without the prior written consent of The Compass Award.

  13. Not use any of The Compass Award materials in any way which would bring The Compass Award or Licenced Operator, into disrepute.

  14. Immediately stop the use of all Award materials once my involvement with The Compass Award ends.

  15. Ensure that any improvements or developments or new versions of the materials, including new materials I create based on or incorporating them, belong to The Compass Award and I assign all rights, including intellectual property rights in them, to The Compass Award.

  16. Ensure that any documents, collateral, website pages or other items that utilise the Awards logo meet all requirements of Brand and Style Guidelines