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Community Program Manager - Hobart

Raise Foundation


At Raise we exist to help young people. We do one thing, and we do it really well – youth mentoring.

Our best-practice, school-based program is proven to make positive and sustained change. Mentoring empowers young people to be resilient, connected and hopeful for the future. We match trained and trusted volunteers with teenagers who would benefit most from an independent, caring adult who is there to listen and show up just for them.

Our early intervention youth mentoring program is currently in over 200 high schools across Australia. This translates to over 2,500 young people matched with a qualified mentor, and we are growing each year.

Join our village of passionate people who care deeply about young people and making a positive impact through mentoring. Enjoy a flexible, collaborative work environment, where you can make a meaningful difference.

ABOUT the position:

This is an integral position critical to the success and impact of our youth mentoring programs in regional communities. This position will be the regions voice and champion, providing insights and recommendations to Raise teams on how to increase our reach in that community.

This position will create awareness of Raise Foundation and its programs in the local community, support and grow local partnerships with community and business groups, support the training of volunteer mentors and work to engage schools in Raise youth mentoring programs and, facilitate youth mentoring programs within schools.

This is a casual position, responsible for the delivery of Raise youth mentoring programs in four secondary schools in and near Hobart. The position is for 20 hours per week, commencing in November 2023.

This is a multifaceted role with two main objectives.

  1. Provide professional support to mentees and mentors in the Raise mentoring program so they have a positive experience of mentoring and achieve successful outcomes.
  2. Be the community champion for Raise and grow our presence within local high schools in this region.

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant Degree qualifications in counselling, youth work, social work, psychology or Diploma qualifications in these fields with at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Certification IV in training (ideal)'
  • Prior facilitation experience
  • An outstanding ability to engage and motivate mentees, mentors, school staff and other stakeholders to facilitate successful outcomes of the program
  • An interest and experience in speaking at public events and community group meetings
  • An interest in identifying funding opportunities within the community
  • Experience with supporting, counselling and engaging young people
  • Experience managing groups and conducting professional group supervision
  • Comprehensive understanding of Mandatory Reporting requirements for working with young people
  • Completion of Raise selection process including appropriate WWC and National Crime Checks
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills
  • Excellent administration skills and organisational ability
  • Excellent IT skills including Office365 and cloud-based document sharing

A position description is attached.

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