Back Senior Facilitator - Children and Youth (Flood Recovery)

Tags: Covid-19 Environment
Tracking Code
3841 - 689
Job Description

When disasters strike, children are always the most vulnerable. That’s why 54 reasons stands ready to deploy, providing immediate psychosocial support and staying as long as it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives and build their resilience for years to come. Our award-winning Journey of Hope (JoH) program works directly with children in schools, led by facilitators who are professionally trained in managing child trauma.

54 reasons is Australia’s leading child rights organisation – no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we’re here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.

With the child’s voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve - in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, fixed term position (through to June 2024), you’ll work in partnership with a Facilitator to deliver the JoH program throughout the flood affected communities in the Singleton, Cessnock and Central Coast regions. Working in collaboration with schools and early childhood providers, you’ll ensure high quality service delivery in accordance with the agreed implementation plan. The role is based partly remotely (e.g. from home or on the road, travelling between delivery locations in the region) and partly in schools and preschools.

You will make an impact by:

Delivering Journey of Hope sessions together with a Facilitator to primary and secondary school-aged children at schools, as well as running sessions with parents and caregivers in childcare centres Ensuring quality service delivery in-line with Journey of Hope guidelines, contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations Ensuring timely and accurate monitoring, evaluation and reporting on inputs and outcomes Consulting regularly with local communities, professionals, service providers and referral services to ensure our programs / services are meeting local needs

Does this sound like you?

You respond calmly to crisis situations, and you have credible expertise in working with children of a range of ages who have experienced traumatic events. Your strong interpersonal skills mean you’ll work seamlessly in partnership with a Facilitator, and you’re committed to the highest standards of service delivery. Finally, you’re an independent self-starter who is happy to work remotely when not delivering programs.

This role requires:

Demonstrated experience in working with children and families who have experienced trauma High level of facilitation experience with the ability to deliver information to children Experience working in stressful and changing environments High level of communication and organisational skills A degree or diploma qualification in a relevant field would be highly desirable Valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel in the region

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is around 700 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.

Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development. Our leave provisions include personal, ceremonial and family violence leave as well as the ability to purchase additional leave. Remuneration is benchmarked and we offer full non-profit salary packaging benefits.

Other benefits include:

Vehicle provided for work use (one vehicle shared between two facilitators) Award rate salary (SCHADS Level 4.1), plus full salary packaging benefits Opportunity to grow within one of Australia’s biggest not-for-profit organisations Friendly and flexible work environment

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Position Description – Senior Facilitator, Journey of Hope

Applications close Tuesday 6th September 2022. For any queries, speak to Carly Clarke, Team Leader, on

For more information about the team and the program that the role works in, see our Program Profile.

54 reasons is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring 54 reasons is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

54 reasons is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Singleton, Cessnock and Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

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