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Development Coordinator - Lived Experience

batyr

batyr is a ‘for purpose’ preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people. We run programs that help smash the stigma surrounding mental health and empower young people to reach out for support. We help create supportive communities.

We are an energetic, fun and dynamic team who are passionate about changing the way we speak about mental health. Excitingly, we are on the hunt to build our team with even more passionate, skilled and driven people to continue to develop our high-performance culture and expand the reach and impact of batyr. If you want a workplace where you can bring all of your full, weird and wonderful self to the office each day, this is the place.

batyr is a safe and inclusive workplace. Those from minority or marginalised communities are particularly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is definitely not limited to, people with a lived experience of mental ill health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities.

WORKING WITH US

At batyr, we care deeply about those we welcome into our work-family and do our best to support our team. We do this by:

  • providing all permanent staff with a wellbeing budget that you can use on a gym membership, a new surfboard, pottery classes, music lessons, a spa treatment, a new book… almost whatever you need to help keep you feeling good
  • providing wellbeing sessions and ongoing professional development, including Mental Health First Aid accreditation
  • wellbeing leave - your personal leave doesn’t just have to be for sick days, at batyr you can also use this leave to support your mental health and wellbeing
  • mid-year and start-of-year retreats
  • flexible working arrangements
  • salary packaging up to $15,900 pa - because we’re a not for profit, you can choose to receive a proportion of your wage as a reimbursement of personal expenses, with no income tax payable on this money
  • a bring your own device policy, with reimbursements for using your own phone and computer

ABOUT YOU

You care deeply about smashing the stigma around mental health, and want to work as part of a team that is fuelled by a passion to make a meaningful difference. Your friends say you’re an empath, oozing emotional intelligence and creating healthy emotional boundaries. You love to build meaningful connections with people. You’re organised, hard-working, innovative and are not afraid to get in the trenches alongside your team to get things done and achieve big strategic and operational goals. You can’t wait to work in an organisation that shares your values of empathy, inclusivity, balance, positivity, and boldness. You enjoy looking at the big picture to discover how you can move the work of your organisation forward through considered actions, new opportunities and relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Being Herd program at batyr trains and supports young people to build the skills and confidence to share lived experiences of mental ill-health and their journey reaching out for support. The Lived Experience Development Coordinator works collaboratively with young people to develop safe, structured and impactful narratives that can be shared within batyr’s programs and other stigma reduction and preventative mental health activities. The role also supports the participation and engagement of young people throughout the various stages of the Being Herd Program and across the organisation more broadly.

The Lived Experience Development Coordinator will be primarily responsible for coordinating Lived Experience development, support and engagement activities nationally. The role will also support the quality management, strategy and innovation of the Being Herd program nationally. The Lived Experience Development Coordinator will also have a focus on supporting the additional activities within the Being Herd program as required.

The Lived Experience Development Coordinator will report directly to the Being Herd Program Manager based in Sydney.

All candidates will need to hold a current Working with Children Check and Police Check, or be willing to obtain these within one (1) month of starting the role. At the point of making an offer, we will also request information in regards to your COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with both our policies and those of our partner schools and universities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess suitability of young people to become batyr speakers and advocates
  • Induct, engage with and support speakers and advocates on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure the quality of impactful story content and delivery is maintained according to batyr’s values, story safety and internal processes
  • Support the training and development of speakers and advocates nationally
  • Support with the coordination of lived experience support and engagement activities nationally
  • Coordinate additional activities that support the Being Herd program Nationally as required
  • Work alongside the Being Herd Program Manager, Being Herd and Programs team to set, track and meet operational and strategic targets
  • Assist the Being Herd Program Manager and the Being Herd team with ad-hoc tasks that arise

Please read the attached Full Position Description for selection criteria and details on how to apply.

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