Programs Officer – Canberra

Closing January 22
Canberra, ACT
Job Summary:

Permanent, Part Time (0.8 FTE) Position

We are looking for a confident and inspiring Programs Officer to work with young people on a wide range of recreational and psychosocial initiatives. As Programs Officer, you will be responsible for designing, delivering and evaluating a portfolio of peer support, psychosocial and recreational initiatives for CanTeen’s service users.

You will play a key role in CanTeen’s psychosocial practices and act as a key support worker for participants where appropriate, safeguarding the wellbeing of young people through their CanTeen experience. You will co-facilitate the local youth leadership team, including monthly meetings and annual elections and will be involved in the delivery of cancer health education projects in schools.

As Programs Officer, you will be a confident communicator, able to engage young people, volunteers and the general public about our work.  You will develop and maintain relationships with a broad cross section of CanTeen referral sources including schools, colleges/ universities and other not-for-profit organisations.

Is This You?

We are looking for a highly motivated team player with an ability to move projects forward with independence and autonomy. You will have a tertiary qualification in education, psychology, human services or related fields and a background in supporting young people experiencing significant life challenges.

You will be adaptable to change and have experience in designing and delivering engaging events, recreation programs and programs with significant psychosocial practice elements (e.g. structured group work time).

The ideal candidate will have proven experience working with young people and young adults and also experience in creating and maintaining relationships with education, health and not-for-profit professionals. A demonstrated ability in leading group facilitation and recruiting/ managing volunteers is a must.

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