Facilitator - Light Up Program

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Reference No: Weave

Weave Youth and Community Services

Applications Closing: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 00:00

The Program

Light Up is a youth resilience program for high school aged young people. The workshops are designed to empower and build resilience in young people to reduce the impacts of mental health issues and youth suicide rates by helping participants navigate the challenges that life throws at them. Light Up workshops are about creating a safe and nurturing space for young people to have the hard conversations and shed a light on issues often kept in the dark.

The Role 

The Light Up Facilitator will deliver weekly workshops alongside other Light Up Facilitators and Peer Educators in selected schools, youth services and Juvenile Justice Centres. This position is 80% facilitation and 20% program-related tasks that contribute to the wider program. 

Category: Training & Education
Field: Education & Training
Employment basis: Full-time, Part-time
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us
Light Up School Program Facilitator
Full time or Part time opportunity pending experience/availability
  • Work with a dynamic and well respected NGO with over 40 years of experience working within the community
  • Enjoy a culture where your ideas and ways of working are valued and given space to be implemented


Position details

Relevant tertiary qualification/s in Social Work, Community Services, Youth
Work or Social Sciences

Essential Selection Criteria:

Qualifications, experience and mandatory requirements
● Relevant tertiary qualification/s in Social Work, Community Services, Youth
Work or Social Sciences
● Experience facilitating groups/ workshops/ camps
● Knowledge and understanding of complex trauma and social health issues -
mental health, substance use and suicide.

● Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people and communities
● Understanding of and ability to work in a trauma informed, strength based,
culturally safe way
● Current NSW Working With Children Check clearance
● Current NSW Class C driver’s license

Skills and attributes
● Highly developed time management and organisational skills demonstrating
attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and complete tasks in a timely
● Ability to work independently and use initiative
● Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
● Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
● Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills (great “people
● Ability to manage challenging behaviour
● Resilience, and strong emotional intelligence
● Ability to work as a team member and with a high degree of autonomy
● Friendly, positive and non judgmental outlook
● Common sense an excellent sense of humour
● Willingness to use own vehicle (if you have one) for work purposes when
required; generous mileage allowance available
● Computer literacy

Other Information:

Classification for this position is Social Community Home Care and Disability Services Award (SCHCADS) up to Level 4 Paypoint 4.1 – 4.4 depending on qualifications and experience. Hourly rate range: $38.14 – $41.09 per hour plus salary packaging benefits.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Patricia
Contact Email: recruitment@weave.org.au
How to apply

Applications including a current resume and a document specifically outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria should be emailed to recruitment@weave.org.au. Please note only completed applications will be assessed.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. 

Date posted: 16 August 2019

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