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Program Trainer & Coordinator Behaviour Support

The Program Trainer / Coordinator of Behaviour Support plays a key role in delivering our 10-week Personal Leadership Program with vulnerable high school students who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system. It includes facilitation of group training, effective one-on-one coaching, providing assistance to improve the engagement of vulnerable young people with our programs and their positive outcomes, risk assessment and de-escalation of challenging behaviours and providing ongoing support once students graduate the program. 

You’ll be accountable for:

  • Efficient and specialised delivery and facilitation of programs and graduate engagement, tailoring your approach to meet the needs of vulnerable students at risk of entering the criminal justice system.
  • Maintaining student safety and compliance with best practice through effective risk management and behaviour management strategies
  • Foster relationship with staff and partner agencies to address risk and protective factors.
  • Contributing to continual improvement including program resources and facilitation techniques
  • Personal leadership and team culture

The position is for a 2-year full-time contract with a 6 month probationary period.

Benefits and perks

  • Be part of a team making a difference 
  • Receive ongoing support and development opportunities 
  • Inclusive and purpose-driven workplace culture
  • Youth Opportunities is a registered public benevolent institution (PBI) for the purposes of salary sacrifice and fringe benefits tax, which means your take home pay increases without working longer hours! 

Successful applicants will have

  • High quality facilitation skills with demonstrated experience coaching and mentoring a range of at-risk populations or hard-to-reach young people
  • 2+ years’ experience in education support with challenging and vulnerable young people.
  • Understanding of the challenges young people face and experience in assessing risk for individuals and groups
  • An ability to build rapport with students quickly, building relationships on mutual trust and respect
  • High level understanding and experience with conflict resolution and de-escalation of challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrated experience empowering marginalised young people, young people with disabilities and from other minority groups
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with a broad range of young people from a diverse range of backgrounds and environments
  • Ability to be a positive role model who embodies personal leadership
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy
  • A strong attention to detail and an understanding of the potential repercussions 
  • Working with children check, Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education & Care (RRHAN-EC) training, First Aid and Youth Mental Health certification* 
  • Current driver’s license

*These essential requirements may be obtained once appointed.

Special Conditions

Youth Opportunities has determined that all workers and workplace participants must be fully vaccinated unless they hold a valid medical exemption.

To Apply

To apply please email us at hr@youthopps.com.au asking for a Position Description, then submit your resume and cover letter on SEEK which uses the Description to address our key selection criteria. Applications will close on Monday 23rd May 2022 – please allow two business days for provision of a Position Description.

Program Trainer

This round of applications are currently closed. However, we are rapidly growing and encourage expressions of interests to be submitted for our next round of recruiting to hr@youthopps.com.au.

The casual Program Trainer plays a key role in delivering our 10-week Personal Leadership Program with high school students, including facilitation of group training, effective one-on-one coaching, and providing ongoing support once students graduate the program. This role is based in Mt Gambier & Limestone Coast.

Trainers are accountable for:

  • Efficient delivery and facilitation of programs and graduate engagement
  • Maintaining student safety and compliance with best practice
  • Contributing to continual improvement including program resources and facilitation techniques
  • Personal leadership and team culture

Benefits and perks

  • Be part of a team making a big difference
  • Receive ongoing support and development opportunities
  • Inclusive and purpose-driven workplace culture
  • Attractive hourly rate 
  • Youth Opportunities is a registered public benevolent institution (PBI) for the purposes of salary sacrifice and fringe benefits tax, which means your take home pay increases without working longer hours!

 Successful applicants will have

  • High quality facilitation and coaching skills: relatable and engaging
  • Understanding of the challenges young people face
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with a broad range of people
  • Ability to be a positive role model, embodies personal leadership
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy
  • Tertiary qualification in Training, Education, Psychology, Social work, Youth Work or similar field (desirable)
  • Working with children check*
  • Completed Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education & Care (RRHAN-EC) training*
  • First Aid and Youth Mental Health certification*
  • Current driver’s license

*These essential requirements may be obtained once appointed.

To Apply

To apply please email us at hr@youthopps.com.au asking for a Position Description, then submit your resume and cover letter on SEEK which uses the Description to address our key selection criteria. Applications will close on Tuesday 10th May 2022 – please allow two business days for provision of a Position Description.

Program Trainer

This round of applications are currently closed. However, we are rapidly growing and encourage expressions of interests to be submitted for our next round of recruiting to hr@youthopps.com.au.

The casual Program Trainer plays a key role in delivering our 10-week Personal Leadership Program with high school students, including facilitation of group training, effective one-on-one coaching, and providing ongoing support once students graduate the program. This role is based in Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula.

Trainers are accountable for:

  • Efficient delivery and facilitation of programs and graduate engagement
  • Maintaining student safety and compliance with best practice
  • Contributing to continual improvement including program resources and facilitation techniques
  • Personal leadership and team culture

Benefits and perks

  • Be part of a team making a big difference
  • Receive ongoing support and development opportunities
  • Inclusive and purpose-driven workplace culture
  • Attractive hourly rate
  • Youth Opportunities is a registered public benevolent institution (PBI) for the purposes of salary sacrifice and fringe benefits tax, which means your take home pay increases without working longer hours!

 Successful applicants will have

  • High quality facilitation and coaching skills: relatable and engaging
  • Understanding of the challenges young people face
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with a broad range of people
  • Ability to be a positive role model, embodies personal leadership
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy
  • Tertiary qualification in Training, Education, Psychology, Social work, Youth Work or similar field (desirable)
  • Working with children check*
  • Completed Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education & Care (RRHAN-EC) training*
  • First Aid and Youth Mental Health certification*
  • Current driver’s license

*These essential requirements may be obtained once appointed.

To Apply

Please email us at hr@youthopps.com.au asking for a Position Description, then submit your resume and cover letter on SEEK which uses the Description to address our key selection criteria. Applications will close on Tuesday 10th May 2022 – please allow two business days for provision of a Position Description.

Partnership Delivery Lead

This round of applications are currently closed. However, we are rapidly growing and encourage expressions of interests to be submitted for our next round of recruiting to hr@youthopps.com.au.

  • Do you shine when connecting with others in a business development role?
  • Can you communicate the value of investing in the skill development of young people to a wide range of stakeholders?
  • Do you have a deep understanding of the complex and dynamic work of the education sector in SA and Australia, with experience in online learning?
  • Do you want to be part of our success nationally building on 25 years of achievements in South Australia?

Youth Opportunities is a South Australian success story. Through the delivery of our evidence-based personal leadership programs and wraparound services to more than 14,500 students over the past 25 years, we equip young people with the lifelong skills, habits, and confidence to thrive.

We are now at an exciting time of growth and are seeking a Partnership Delivery Lead that will help create more opportunities in the education sector, both here in SA and nationally, for young people to develop critical personal leadership skills that they will need in their future.

As Partnership Delivery Lead you will be a senior member of the training team and work closely with our Head of Training to grow our reach in the secondary education sector in SA and across Australia. This role manages key pieces of work crucial to delivering on the growth and quality targets in our strategic plan, with a particular focus on expanding the uptake of online schools-based programs.

Grow and Manage Education Sector Partnerships

We have outlined what success in this role looks like so you can help us meet our growth targets by:

  • Leading the planning, growth, and delivery of partnerships with secondary schools within the guidelines of best practice, particularly for online programs
  • Identifying, pursuing, and building effective relationships with school partners through regular and trustworthy contact
  • Capturing and maintaining knowledge and understanding of current market developments, policy changes, and other drivers as required
  • Building the capacity within the training team to be effective relationship managers
  • Maintaining high quality and up-to-date training partnership information in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
  • Working within agreed financial planning and budget procedures
  • Ensuring schools are actively encouraged to access training for staff, parents & governing committees
  • Contributing to innovation and continual development of both programs and evaluation, particularly for online programs
  • Building effective relationships and representing Youth Opportunities with key education industry stakeholders such as the SA Department for Education, Together4Youth, SA Principals Association, SA Area Schools Association, Association of Independent Schools, Youth Affairs Council, SA Wellbeing Leaders in Schools, SA Council of Social Service.

The Skills and Experience You Bring to the Role

Along with a passion for seeing young people thrive, you will bring to the role:

  • 3+ years experience in school leadership, business development and/or partnership management in secondary education or online learning settings
  • An implicit understanding of the education sector and online learning
  • The ability to articulate the benefits of programs and services to present compelling business cases for various audiences, including key decision makers
  • Impressive business development and marketing skills, coupled with demonstrated experience to build positive and successful goal-focused partnerships
  • Demonstrated experience developing budgets, partnership proposals and presentations to prospective partners
  • Experience using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems

Special Conditions

Youth Opportunities has determined that all workers and workplace participants must be fully vaccinated unless they have a valid medical exemption.

To Apply

If this sounds like an opportunity that excites you then reach out to Larry Waller via larry.waller@youthopps.com.au or on 0401 530 628 for a confidential and informal chat to see if this role may suit you and your aspiration to make a difference

Program Trainer

This round of applications are currently closed. However, we are rapidly growing and encourage expressions of interests to be submitted for our next round of recruiting to hr@youthopps.com.au.

The position is for a full-time contract with a 6 month probationary period.

Youth Opportunities is on the hunt for an amazing Program Trainer to join our dynamic team to help empower and make a difference in the lives of young people in SA. If you are driven, highly motivated and want to see young people lead successful lives then this may be the right position for you.

Who we are

Youth Opportunities are a South Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides young people with the tools and skills to increase their confidence, self-worth, and motivation. We help young people find purpose, build resilience and overcome adversity throughout their lives. 

About the role

The Program Trainer plays a key role in delivering our 10-week Personal Leadership Program with high school students, including facilitation of group training, effective one-on-one coaching, and providing ongoing support once students graduate the program. 

Trainers are accountable for:

  • Efficient delivery and facilitation of programs and graduate engagement
  • Maintaining student safety and compliance with best practice
  • Contributing to continual improvement including program resources and facilitation techniques
  • Personal leadership and team culture

 The position is for a full-time contract with a 6 month probationary period.

Benefits and perks

  • Be part of a team making a difference
  • Receive ongoing support and development opportunities
  • Inclusive and purpose-driven workplace culture
  • Attractive salary and full salary packaging benefits
  • Youth Opportunities is a registered public benevolent institution (PBI) for the purposes of salary sacrifice and fringe benefits tax, which means your take home pay increases without working longer hours!

 Successful applicants will have

  • High quality facilitation and coaching skills: relatable and engaging
  • Understanding of the challenges young people face
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with a broad range of people
  • Ability to be a positive role model, embodies personal leadership
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy
  • Tertiary qualification in Training, Education, Psychology, Social work, Youth Work or similar field [desirable]
  • Working with children check*
  • Completed Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education & Care (RRHAN-EC) training*
  • First Aid and Youth Mental Health certification*
  • Current driver’s license

*These essential requirements may be obtained once appointed.

For more information about the role please contact Larry Waller via larry.waller@youthopps.com.au or call on 0401530628  

To apply please forward your resume and a cover letter addressing each of the selection criteria to hr@youthopps.com.au by Monday 25th April 2022.

The application form will include these questions: 

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as a Trainer?

Right to live and work 

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

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