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Program Coordinator - Youth Development / Health Promotion / Drug & Alcohol Prevention


Employer: Youth Solutions
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Health Promotion, Youth, Community Development, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 09 January, 2017.
Applications close: 30 January, 2017.

  • Temporary Position, Maternity Leave Cover, fixed task contract up to 9 months duration (Oct 2017)
  • Full time hours (35 hpw)
  • Attractive remuneration (SCHADS Level 5) - salary packaging available

Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion non-government organisation focused on improving the health, wellbeing and resilience of our young people aged 12-25 years and the community in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW – www.youthsolutions.com.au.

Role

Develop, implement and evaluate health promotion projects, with a focus on alcohol and other drug prevention. Key strategies will include: 

  • Delivering education and community development activities for young people, sector and other stakeholders
  • Coordinating the services’ Youth Advisory Group and Peer Education program (volunteers)
  • Provision of brief advice and referral support to young people and the broader community
  • Supporting capacity building and partnerships

Essential criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in health promotion / public health / health education / community development / related field
  • Ability to pass probity checks (Working with Children and National Police Check)
  • Holding and maintaining a valid driver’s licence and use of a comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours

With demonstrated experience in:

  • Coordinating, developing and facilitating group education sessions / workshops and presentations
  • Providing leadership in teams
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion projects
  • Producing high quality written communications (including writing reports and content for a variety of audiences)
  • Producing successful grant applications and/or submissions
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Basic budget management
  • Administrative processes, including correspondence, minute taking, record keeping and a high level of computer literacy

With a commitment to:

  • The theory and practical application of; health promotion, drug and alcohol prevention and early intervention, community development and youth work
  • Working with young people from diverse backgrounds, including marginalised and at risk groups
  • The changing needs of the organisation and community, use of new technologies and innovative practices
  • Service development through strategic planning and continuous quality improvement initiatives

Desirable criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in alcohol and other drugs
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Youth Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. Successful applicants will pass probity checks, complete the induction and orientation program and participate in a performance management program including a 3 month probationary review.

How to apply for this job

To be considered applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses the essential and desirable criteria, plus attach a current resume, by 4pm, Monday 30 January 2017.

Email to: Geraldine Dean, CEO, Youth Solutions: geraldine@youthsolutions.com.au, using the subject line: Program Coordinator application via EthicalJobs.

Enquiries 02 4628 2319.