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Program Facilitators - Ahead of the Game

St Kilda Football Club

Working with St Kilda Football Club represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and team oriented environment. At the Saints we value creativity, belonging and performance as we strive to win a second premiership, deliver sustained success and build thriving communities.

We understand who we represent and the privileged position we hold as custodians of a football club built on 147 years of history. While on-field performance is the club’s absolute priority, we recognise the important role we play in the community and embrace our responsibility to promote inclusion, gender equality and diversity.

We are seeking a couple of passionate Casual Program Facilitators to join our talented Community Engagement team.

About the role

We’ve teamed up with MOVEMBER to deliver one of their most successful programs Ahead of the Game. Aimed at young male athletes, Ahead of the Game seeks to equip players, parents & coaches with the tools to recognise and work through mental health challenges. Athletes also learn how to build resilience and overcome challenges in sport and life. https://aheadofthegame.org.au/.

Reporting into the Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for empowering young athletes to improve and manage their mental health through the delivery of the Ahead of the Game program to football clubs across Melbourne's southern region.

You will:

  • Facilitate engaging workshops both face to face and online with players, coaches & parents.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with planning, set-up and pack-down of program sessions etc.
  • Facilitate feedback loops and measurement of program outcomes.
  • Support community clubs with workshop communications.

You will also receive Mental Health First Aid training and be provided with Ahead of the Game Facilitator Training via MOVEMBER.

About you

You have a fun and enthusiastic nature with a passion for mental health and working with children and young adults. Your ability to engage, build rapport, and make connections with program participants of various levels and ages is your key strength. You have strong coaching experience and are a confident speaker who creates a safe and engaging space for young people to experience the program. An interest in Australian Rules Football will also ensure your success!

What you need

  • Demonstrated facilitation experience (preferably in a youth setting)
  • Tertiary education in allied health, psychology or education is desired, but not essential.
  • Ability to work flexibly and facilitate sessions outside of business hours.
  • Current Drivers License & own/have access to vehicle for transport.
  • Valid Victorian Working with Children Check.

Utilising football’s position in society to create meaningful and lasting change is something we are passionate about at the Saints. So, join us and submit your application now!

The St Kilda Football Club is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities.

We are committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and fostering a “child safe” culture. It is essential that anyone involved with the St Kilda Football Club understands their responsibility in relation to child safety and supports such an environment.

This role will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks, including a National Police Check and a Victorian Working with Children Check.

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