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Facilitators - Child Protection Education Program - Regional NSW


Employer: YWCA NSW
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services, Youth, Education & Training
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 27 April, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

YWCA NSW stands for gender equality, eliminating violence against women and children, and providing safe harbour to those in need. We raise funds through profit-for-purpose businesses, donations, and government grants to provide a range of programs and services. These programs and services deliver domestic violence support, women's refuges, homeless support, mentoring, education and life-skills for young people.

The Role 

Y-PEP is a dynamic and interactive Child Protection Education Program for children and young people in schools across NSW. The purpose of this role is to engage students by delivering high quality workshops.

Applications are now open for casual facilitators to join our Child Protection Education Program (Y-PEP) in the following locations:

  • Hunter and Central Coast-Muswellbrook, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Newcastle     
  • North Coast- Clarence and Coffs, Lismore, Port Macquarie, Taree, Tweed Heads, Ballina
  • Western Sydney- Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith
  • Illawarra-South Coast- Shellharbour, Batemans Bay, Queanbeyan
  • South Western Sydney- Campbelltown, Liverpool
  • New England-Armidale, Moree, Tamworth
  • Riverina
  • Western NSW-Bourke, Dubbo, Broken Hill

Reporting directly to the Program Coordinator, you will deliver the Y-PEP education program in primary schools and high schools across NSW, ranging from Kindergarten to Year 10 students. Topics include: Recognising Abuse, Protective Strategies, and Power in Relationships. For more information about the Y-PEP program, visit: http://www.ypep.com.au.

You will be required to respond appropriately to sensitive discussions, while maintaining a positive and open atmosphere. Our ideal facilitators will be passionate about child protection and experienced working with children and young people.

Staff Benefits

  • Competitive market equivalent base salary or appropriate Award.
  • Access to our confidential counselling program, professional development opportunities and a staff nominated recognition and reward program.
  • YWCA NSW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Selection criteria

  • Qualification in Social Work, Education and/or experience in equivalent settting
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating high quality workshops to children and young people across a variety of age ranges
  • Ability to motivate and engage children and young people
  • Proven understanding in development, learning needs and learning styles of children and young people
  • Demonstrated ability to manage challenging behaviours and group dynamics in line with program guidelines
  • Thorough understanding of child protection legislation and reporting requirements
  • NSW driving licence
  • Ability to travel across NSW for training and delivery as required

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

To apply, please forward your application letter addressing the above selection criteria and resume to recruitment@ywcansw.com.au, using the subject line: Facilitators - Child Protection Education Program - Regional NSW application via EthicalJobs. Please specify which region you are applying for in your application.

Requests for further information will be accepted by email at recruitment@ywcansw.com.au.

Supporting materials  YPEP Facilitators - Various Locations - Advert and PD.pdf