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Program Trainer & Coordinator Behaviour Support

Youth Opportunities Australia Limited

Youth Opportunities is looking for an amazing and experienced program trainer and coordinator of behaviour support to join our dynamic team to help empower and make a difference in the lives of young people in SA, in particular those presenting with challenging behaviours. If you are driven, highly motivated and want to see young people lead successful lives then this may be the right position for you!

Who we are:

Youth Opportunities is a South Australian success story. We are a not-for-profit organisation that has delivered evidence-based personal leadership programs, providing young people with the tools and skills to increase their confidence, self-worth, and motivation. We help young people find purpose, build resilience and overcome adversity throughout their lives.

About the role:

The Program Trainer / Coordinator of Behaviour Support plays a key role in delivering our 10-week Personal Leadership Program with vulnerable high school students who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system. It includes facilitation of group training, effective one-on-one coaching, providing assistance to improve the engagement of vulnerable young people with our programs and their positive outcomes, risk assessment and de-escalation of challenging behaviours and providing ongoing support once students graduate the program.

You’ll be accountable for:

  • Efficient and specialised delivery and facilitation of programs and graduate engagement, tailoring your approach to meet the needs of vulnerable students at risk of entering the criminal justice system.
  • Maintaining student safety and compliance with best practice through effective risk management and behaviour management strategies
  • Foster relationship with staff and partner agencies to address risk and protective factors.
  • Contributing to continual improvement including program resources and facilitation techniques
  • Personal leadership and team culture

The position is for a 2-year full-time contract with a 6 month probationary period.

Benefits and perks:

  • Be part of a team making a difference
  • Receive ongoing support and development opportunities
  • Inclusive and purpose-driven workplace culture
  • Youth Opportunities is a registered public benevolent institution (PBI) for the purposes of salary sacrifice and fringe benefits tax, which means your take home pay increases without working longer hours!

Successful applicants will have:

  • High quality facilitation skills with demonstrated experience coaching and mentoring a range of at-risk populations or hard-to-reach young people
  • 2+ years’ experience in education support with challenging and vulnerable young people.
  • Understanding of the challenges young people face and experience in assessing risk for individuals and groups
  • An ability to build rapport with students quickly, building relationships on mutual trust and respect
  • High level understanding and experience with conflict resolution and de-escalation of challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrated experience empowering marginalised young people, young people with disabilities and from other minority groups
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with a broad range of young people from a diverse range of backgrounds and environments
  • Ability to be a positive role model who embodies personal leadership
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy
  • A strong attention to detail and an understanding of the potential repercussions
  • Working with children check, Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education & Care (RRHAN-EC) training, First Aid and Youth Mental Health certification*
  • Current driver’s license

*These essential requirements may be obtained once appointed.

Special Conditions

Youth Opportunities has determined that all workers and workplace participants must be fully vaccinated unless they hold a valid medical exemption.

To learn more about Youth Opportunities and the work we do please visit our website: www.youthopportunities.com.au.

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