Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over forty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services.
LGBTQIA+ Group Workshop Facilitator – Fixed Term, Part Time
(12 hours per week – to end of June 2021)
This position is part of the Community Initiatives team which provides family mental health support services, family support and parenting programs, children and youth programs, outreach, place-based community development and community centre facilities. The role has been created to deliver a project funded through Cumberland Council to set up Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and Others (LGBTQIA+) support groups that meet the needs of a culturally diverse community for young people 0-18 years. The aim is to deliver up to 40 therapeutic evidence-based group sessions by mid to late 2021.
The Workshop facilitator will promote and facilitate the support groups and will attend and promote the Strong Minds LGBTQIA+ focus group which helps to inform this initiative. The Workshop Facilitator will provide administrative duties and support the Focus Group made up of young people and content experts to ensure a collaborative approach to the project. The groups aim to improve the mental wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ young people and to connect young people socially, encouraging a positive empowering safe experience. The groups also have a recreational component, which aims to build social connection.
MAIN DUTIES (but not limited to)
- Build resilience and protective factors for young LGBTQIA+ young people in the Cumberland Local Government area through the organisation, support, promotion and facilitation of LGBTQIA+ support groups
- Promote the support groups to local High Schools, community services, youth services and other stakeholders
- Assist young people and their families with referral pathways
- Work with the Program Manager to ensure that targets specified in Cumberland Council funding agreement are met
- Support the delivery of a quality group program that meets the social and mental health needs of all participants as well as child safety and mandatory reporting requirements
- Ensure that data collection and program reporting is accurate and in line with funding body and Woodville Alliance requirements
- Tertiary qualification (Degree, Cert IV or Diploma) in Community Services, Community Development or Youth Work or other relevant qualifications. Near completion degree qualifications will also be accepted
- Appropriate knowledge and experience in youth related project work and the delivery of information and referral services to young people
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQIA+ community’s experience and requirements
- Experience in working with diverse and CALD communities
- Understanding of safe work practices and management of risk, particularly for children and young people
- A current and valid Australian drivers licence and own vehicle for work purposes
- Satisfactory Working With Children Check and National Police Check Clearance
- While not required, a community language would be beneficial for this role.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit http://careers.woodville.org.au/ to forward your CV and letter of application addressing the essential criteria 1 to 5 listed above by COB Wednesday 25th November 2020. For any enquiries related to the role, please contact Tishia Boulton-Bell – HR Assistant/CEO Assistant on 02 9722 5200.
Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.