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Life Skills Facilitator - Perth

Save The Children

The settlement experience in Australia provides many daily challenges to newly-arrived families navigating a new environment. In partnership with Communicate and Centrecare, we run life skills sessions which create a culturally safe space for newly-arrived women to have fun, build positive relationships, engage with the community and acquire helpful life skills. We need you to lead these sessions to encourage and support these mothers while helping them become more confident in their new life in Australia.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. Across Western Australia, we support families by tackling issues at a community level to help children get the best start in life. See here for more information on our work across WA.

Where you come in:

In this part-time, fixed term position (6 hours per week over 3 days during school terms, through to end of June 2022), you'll work in our "It Takes a Village" playgroup in collaboration with Save the Children's Early Child Educator and Family Support Worker to work with newly-arrived women who have children aged 0 to 5. Reporting to the Team Leader, you'll respond to the needs, interests and skills levels of the program participants by designing and delivering engaging and relevant life skills classes that respond appropriately to the settlement needs of newly-arrived migrants and refugees. The position is based in South East and South West Metropolitan Perth and Mandurah and includes program delivery to 2-3 sites, with office sites in Armadale (Save the Children) and Cannington (Communicare).

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing a reference point for newly arrived families in their journey to connect in the community
  • Supporting newly arrived families to develop skills to support integration
  • Empowering women and their children to build positive relationships in the community

Does this sound like you?

You're a positive role model who is passionate about improving the settlement experience for newly-arrived families. Your strong interpersonal skills mean that you can build rapport easily, and your understanding of the difficulties faced by migrant and refugee families mean you demonstrate empathy and compassion. Importantly, you're able to work with women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds in a safe and respectful way.

This role requires:

  • Qualification in a relevant field such as education or English as a Second Language
  • Current driver's licence and willingness to use private vehicle (reimbursement of approved work-related travel expenses is made by SCA)
  • Strong time management, organisational and computer skills.
  • High level communication skills and ability to build rapport with multiple stakeholders

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Life Skills Facilitator

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices.
Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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