Programs Officer – Newcastle
Canteen is seeking a full time (37.5 hours per week) Programs officer to join our team in Newcastle, NSW.
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 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.
- Tertiary qualification in education, psychology, human services or related fields
- Background in supporting young people experiencing significant life challenges
- Demonstrated skills designing and delivering engaging events, recreation programs and programs with significant psychosocial practice elements (e.g. structured group work time)
- Experience creating and maintaining relationships with education, health and not-for-profit professionals
- Demonstrated abilities in group facilitation
- Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers
- Current open driver’s license, ability to obtain a first aid certificate and the flexibility to travel, work weekends and evenings (with notice) are essential.
- Current National Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check
- Certified in First Aid
- ASIST or similar suicide prevention training
- Mental Health First Aid
- Good computer and digital communication skills
- Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills
- Strong attention to detail and good initiative
- Ability to think creatively and innovatively with regard to recreation and other program activities
- Strong communication and networking skills
- Proven ability to facilitate groups of young people for a variety of activities
- Ability to relate to young people, anticipate needs, and to present information in a clear and logical way, and with confidence, to target group
- Knowledge of legal obligations relating to activities
For more information please check out our information pack HERE!
Applications close on 18th August 2019
Please apply using the form below