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Community Educator

Lighthouse Foundation

ABOUT YOU

  • You have a passion to work with communities to support vulnerable young people to heal from their experiences
  • You have experience in delivering training and/or caring for or working with vulnerable young people
  • You are open to being challenged and can consider different views
  • You are open to learning and working in an attachment and trauma informed practice framework
  • You are willing to embrace the Lighthouse Model of Care, and work as a team
  • You have the ability to stay calm in emotionally demanding situations
  • You are committed to personal and professional development

ABOUT US

Lighthouse Foundation provides therapeutic care programs to children and young people impacted by long-term neglect, abuse and homelessness. Our focus is to create caring communities where young people can feel safe, form meaningful relationships and begin to heal.

ABOUT THE ROLE

  • Supporting vulnerable young people through delivering experiential education to those around them
  • Developing stakeholder relationships within the community and be an effective advocate for young people
  • Supporting the delivery of project outcomes in line with the project plan and grant requirements
  • Supporting the development of educational content which is centred on the experiences of vulnerable young people
  • Working within Lighthouse’s Model of Care which centres the experiences of vulnerable young people in all our work
  • Participating in a culture in which young people and staff are truly valued and community members feel a sense of belonging

This role’s purpose is to support the development, coordination, and delivery of a pilot project of experiential education to the various communities that sit around vulnerable children and young people, including families, foster carers, teachers, social groups, extracurricular groups, and students. This project aims to reduce the marginalisation these young people experience.

The primary duties will involve developing and delivering the training, liaising with the diverse clientele base, and supporting the project delivery in line with the project plan and grant requirements. This is a unique opportunity to consolidate training skills and contribute to a meaningful project that ultimately supports a highly vulnerable population. The role will be primarily based from the Lighthouse Richmond Youth Resource Centre.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

  • Regular supervision from our Psychological Wellness Team
  • Group reflective practice sessions
  • Ongoing training and development through the Lighthouse Institute
  • Being part of a caring community, who really value you

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in delivering training and/or caring for or working with vulnerable young people
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check (Employee)
  • Complete a National Criminal Records check, and participate in a psycho-social screen by Lighthouse
  • Provide consent for a Disqualified Carers Check
  • Hold a valid Victorian driver's licence

We welcome your application and ask that you please review the attached position description, provide your Resume and Application letter, broadly addressing the key selection criteria highlighted.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Lighthouse celebrates diversity and affirm the right of access, equity, and equality for every young person, staff member and volunteer in the Lighthouse Community. Our organisation is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

We also practice from a position of cultural safety and awareness, across diverse languages, religions, and cultures. we respect, respond and continue to learn about the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Lighthouse Foundation is a Child Safe Organisation, we are committed to a thoughtful and protective environment that supports our babies, children and young people to feel safe and respected, and to build their capacity to feel deeply cared for and important to other human beings.

This position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination and safety requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.

A position description is attached.

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