Mentor Skills


This information is sourced from material provided by the JPs in the Community Mentoring Program from the JP Branch.

Mentoring

Mentoring is a one-to-one, non-judgmental relationship in which an individual voluntarily gives time to support and encourage another. (Active Community Unit, Home Office, UK)

A Mentor

  • Guide
  • Helper
  • Skill developer
  • Empathiser
  • Confidence builder

A mentee

  • Self Aware
  • Judgmental
  • Respectful of their mentor
  • Open to feedback
  • Honest
  • Committed to learning

Mentoring Relationship

Developing the rapport, the mentoring relationship, between mentor and mentee involves four steps:
  1. Getting to know you
  2. Getting started
  3. Keeping on track
  4. Celebration of completion

Expectations

For mentors

  • To provide support, feedback and guidance to the mentee
  • To provide feedback to JP Branch with regard to the mentee’s progress
  • To complete the mentoring log book in conjunction with the mentee
  • To contact JP Branch with any questions or queries in relation to the role and/or documents

For mentees

  • To complete a minimum of 10 hours of mentoring with a nominated mentor(s)
  • To attend sessions as negotiated with the mentor(s)/site co-ordinator
  • To provide feedback to JP Branch with regard to their mentoring experience
  • To complete the mentoring log book in conjunction with the mentor(s)
  • To contact JP Branch with any questions or queries in relation to the role and/or documents