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Project Facilitator - Young Mob

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Work type: Permanent
Location: NSW - Metro
Categories: Transformational Development

The position

Facilitate the Young Mob program activities at all three levels (introductory, intermediate and advanced) with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in schools in the Sydney and Hunter Valley regions.

Your role will be to help develop confidence and resilience in Aboriginal youth so they can confidently engage with the world and have strong connections within and across their cultures and communities.

You will facilitate a wide range of activities across the three levels of Young Mob and ten themes: identity, culture, strong spirit, yarning and storytelling, Indigenous resilience, social justice, health, goal-setting, community contribution and public speaking. You will also be required to participate in planning and facilitate extension activities including excursions, events, camps, exchange visits and road trips

This is a permanent part-time opportunity (4 days per week – 30hrs)

Your main duties and responsibilities:

  • Project Facilitation - Effective facilitation of Young Mob activities. This will include sharing stories of your own experience, personal and cultural identity. Facilitate a range of activities focused on the Young Mob themes, share cultural values, knowledge and skills, support young people to connect with their culture and community and be proud.
  • Contribute to program monitoring, evaluation, reporting and development - Contribute to the quality monitoring, learning and evaluation about progress towards project outcomes, including collection and review of project data as required, participate in and assist to prepare for reflection workshops held regularly with the project team.
  • Communication - Maintain communication with the Young Mob Facilitators Group, Young Mob Project Manager, schools and organisations and contribute as required to communication materials that enable reporting back to WVA and project supporters.
  • Contribute to a positive Young Mob project team - Positive relationships are maintained with colleagues within the Young Mob team and the Australia First Nations Program in general and active participation in regular one on one performance conversations held with Project Manager.

Who we’re looking for 

We are looking for someone who is a great team player with excellent interpersonal skills and who can create session plans, facilitate and drive them.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Some experience in facilitating, mentoring, training, coaching, supervising or teaching young people 
  • Some experience in self-reflection 
  • Some knowledge of own culture and community
  • Good judgment to adapt facilitation to diverse needs and expectations of young people and changing circumstances 
  • Strong yarning and storytelling skills
  • Showing and receiving respect with young people
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing work locations and schedules
  • Cultural knowledge relevant to Young Mob themes
  • Familiarity with youth life issues in NSW
  • Completion of Year 12 Secondary School

This is an Indigenous-identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo all required pre-employment checks which is inclusive of a criminal record check. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support, and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families. World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

The role requirements of this position require the successful candidate(s) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Who we are

For more than 40 years, World Vision has been partnering with First Nations communities through our Australia First Nations Program. The program is dedicated to helping First Nations communities build on their strengths and achieve their own development goals. Working at World Vision as a First Nations staff means you will be well represented and supported within the team. Through the program’s staff network, you will have a safe space to connect, collaborate and seek advice no matter where you are based. 

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work.

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan