Position Title: Peer Educators – Roads2Respect (1 x part-time 0.4FTE position, 2 x casual positions)
Reports to: YACWA Youth Development Coordinator
Direct Reports: N/A
Remuneration: SCHADS Level 2, super and 4 weeks annual leave pro-rata (for part-time staff)
1 x Part-time position (0.4 FTE – 30 hours per fortnight)
2 x Casual positions (variable hours)
Term: Fixed term contracts, ending Friday 22nd December 2023
Location: Level 2, 196 Oxford Street, Leederville WA 6007
Various high schools across the Perth metropolitan area
Occasional work from partner organisation office in East Perth
Accessibility: The YACWA office is wheelchair accessible, with accessible and gender-neutral bathrooms
The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) is the peak non-government youth organisation in Western Australia. We represent the interests and needs of young people and the youth sector to key decision-makers in our goal to address the exclusion of young people in society. YACWA is widely respected and has a strong and diverse membership which includes policy makers, academics, youth workers and, importantly, young people who are all passionate about achieving positive and meaningful outcomes for the children and young people of Western Australia. We encourage you to have a look at our website and social media to learn more about us and the work we do! YACWA auspices the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of WA (MYAN WA). MYAN WA provides a voice to the unique issues faced by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, through youth participation, sector engagement and policy and advocacy initiatives.
PURPOSE OF ROLE
The Roads2Respect Peer Educators will contribute to the successful development, implementation and evaluation of the Roads2Respect initiative, a 12-month project designed to provide schools-based primary prevention education on family and domestic violence (FDV). This initiative has a special focus on the unique experiences and perspectives of students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.
YACWA is working with the funded project partner to deliver the Roads2Respect program. The focus is on empowering young people with skills and knowledge around respectful relationships, for the prevention of family and domestic violence, through a youth peer educator approach.
The Roads2Respect Peer Educators will deliver content and facilitate sessions with high-school students at a range of schools across metropolitan Perth, with a focus on schools with proportionally high numbers of students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
Peer Educators will work collaboratively with the funded project partner and other key stakeholders to ensure the project activities are delivered to a high standard and key deliverables are met.
We are liaising with schools to deliver sessions for Term 3 and 4, and as such we are seeking to appoint additional Peer Educators to join our team for a short fixed-term period, to assist us with project delivery.
This role will be required to travel to various schools in the Perth metropolitan area to deliver education sessions, and mileage reimbursement will be provided.
Work collaboratively with YACWA and project partner staff on project activities as directed
Co-develop, co-facilitate and evaluate youth focused FDV education sessions, at high schools across the Perth metropolitan area
Maintain positive stakeholder relationships with students and staff at high schools across the Perth metropolitan area
Provide feedback and contribute to quality improvement for service delivery
Other duties as required
- Aged between 18 and 30 years old
- Knowledge of key youth issues in the community – especially those that are related or relevant to respectful relationships and the prevention of family and domestic violence
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with young people from diverse backgrounds on a variety of topics related to respectful relationships and the prevention of family and domestic violence
- Comfort and willingness to talk about topics related to family and domestic violence prevention
- Strong verbal communication and facilitation skills
- The ability to work in a team
- Flexibility to work hours across 2 – 3 days per week to meet the session schedule
- Experience providing respectful relationships information or support
- Experience in delivering youth activities and educational resources
- Experience working with young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, including refugee and migrant young people
- Understanding of intersectionality and how this might apply to young people from CaLD backgrounds’ engagement with family and domestic violence prevention education
Nothing about us without us
We strive to be representative of the community we are working with. Young people from culturally diverse, refugee and migrant backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.
YOU’LL NEED TO HAVE
- Federal Police Clearance (Please note: a recorded conviction will not automatically exclude you from employment with YACWA)
- Working With Children Check
- Right to work in Australia
- WA Driver’s Licence and reliable vehicle
WHAT YACWA CAN OFFER
A respectful, open, and supportive team that values equity, fairness and mutual support.
Flexible working arrangements including the ability to work from home and flexibility in working hours. We actively encourage work-life balance!
Links to extensive networks in the youth and community services sector.
Access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Learning and development opportunities to build your skills and develop your potential, as well as opportunities to contribute across portfolio areas in the organisation.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply via Seek or by email to [email protected] with the title ‘Peer Educator – Roads2Respect’ and include
- a cover letter that specifically addresses the selection criteria (no longer than two pages)
- A copy of your resume/CV
- Contact details of at least two referees that could provide comment on your suitability for this role
Applications that do not include ALL three components will not be considered.
We are committed to diversity and celebrating all its forms. Please let us know if we can do anything to make the application or interview process more accessible. If you are invited to an interview, we will ask you for any accessibility requirements or preferences.
We are looking for candidates with the ability to commence in the role as soon as possible. We will begin reviewing suitable applications and conducting interviews from Monday 7th August 2023 until the positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply without delay.
For more information about YACWA visit www.yacwa.org.au or www. https://www.facebook.com/yacwa