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Senior Educator and Coordinator - Primary Prevention

Jesuit Social Services
  • Join a courageous social change organisation
  • Richmond location – onsite parking available and close to public transport
  • We are looking for an experienced, motivated and passionate educator who is ready to help The Men’s Project team to expand our impact in schools, workplaces and community organisations
  • Join The Men's Project and become part of a team that’s developing and delivering innovative programs based on our Man Box research to help men and boys to become their best selves
  • This is an exciting opportunity for you to bring your experience and skills to contribute to the primary prevention of gendered based violence and the promotion of safe communities

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

The Men’s Project is an initiative of Jesuit Social Services launched in 2017. It provides leadership on the reduction of violence and other harmful behaviours prevalent among boys and men, and builds approaches to improve their wellbeing and keep families and communities safe.

Our vision is for engaged men, respectful relationships and safe communities.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Research to better understand the attitudes and behaviours of boys and young men
  • Promoting positive change related to gender norms and what it means to be a man in the 21st century
  • Designing, piloting and evaluating interventions that intervene earlier to fill crucial gaps in the services system including related to adolescent family violence and child sexual abuse prevention

The Men’s Project builds on Jesuit Social Services’ over 40-year engagement with boys and men in trouble. Drawing on this history, The Men’s Project is leading innovative work to reduce violence, to improve the wellbeing of boys and men, and to keep families and communities safe.

About the role

The Men’s Project is seeking an experienced, motivated and passionate Senior Educator and Coordinator – Primary Prevention to manage a broad range of activities including overseeing initiatives focused on positive social change related to masculinities and prevention of harmful behaviours such as Modelling Respect and Equality (MoRE) and working across schools, workplaces and community organisations.

The role also includes leading presentation and facilitation of workshops with a wide variety of audiences to challenge rigid adherence to masculine norms, increasing the impact of our community engagement work, contributing towards understanding what works to shift adherence to stereotypical masculine norms and review and develop training resources to build the capacity of our facilitators.

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate requirements

This will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Significant experience as an educator either in a secondary school or a community setting with confidence to deliver to a broad range of audiences
  • An understanding of issues related to violence prevention, men’s health and wellbeing, masculinities and gender equality including an understanding of the sensitive nature of our work and the need for careful stakeholder engagement and messaging.
  • Extensive experience in leading and managing projects to meet intended outcomes and budgets in a timely manner
  • Superior interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills including public speaking/presentation/facilitations skills and experience in content design (to co-facilitate MoRE training and other training and workshops).
  • Superior written communication skills
  • Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position
  • Skills and experience in community engagement, activation and campaigning (e.g. community organising).
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Leadership in the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position
  • Openness to domestic travel, evening and occasional weekend work

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to apply for this role, please click Apply Now.

For more information, please contact Paul Zappa General Manager Primary Prevention and Community Engagement on 0417 674 837.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees.

Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications are being reviewed as they are received, please apply as soon as possible.

Previous candidates do not require to apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis and the closing date may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation.

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.

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