Job Vacancy: Programme Manager- Youth

Are you looking to be part of an innovative organisation leading change in Aotearoa? Do you want to support young people to enjoy healthy and fulfilling relationships? Do you enjoy motivating and developing a team to be their best? Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is looking for an experienced Programme Manager to lead our youth workstream and team. Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is a charitable trust that works to support social and behavioural change to reach its vision of Aotearoa free from sexual harm. We develop and deliver healthy relationships and consent education for secondary schools and community groups and professional development, training and consultancy for a wide range of organisations and workplaces across the public and private sector. The Programme Manager – Youth oversees all services for young people and works alongside the Programme Manager – Community and Organisational Development. What we offer you: Rewarding work with a team of skilled educators Varied work with diverse groups throughout our communities Robust training in sexual violence prevention and facilitation Professional development opportunities Regular professional supervision Competitive salary Job Description: Introduction Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) is a charitable trust that works to support social and behavioural change to reach its vision of Aotearoa free from sexual harm. The Programme Manager – Youth, is responsible for overseeing delivery of SAPN’s programmes for youth, and those who support youth, including teachers and families and for recruiting and managing a team of educators. The Programme Manager – Youth will work closely with the Programme Manager – Community and Organisational Development to ensure the effective running of all of SAPN’s services. The position reports...

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network Youth Educator – Casual Contract

Job Description Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) is a charitable trust, founded by and working in collaboration with Wellington Rape Crisis, Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation and WellStop. The focus of our work is the primary prevention of sexual violence. Drawing on the expertise of our three specialist agencies, we seek to stop sexual violence before it happens using a community development approach. SAPN is seeking enthusiastic group facilitators to join our education team on a casual contracting basis. The applicant would join our vibrant team of youth educators who deliver our sexual violence primary prevention programmes. This casual contract role will be contracted according to demand for programmes, therefore the number of hours per week varies greatly and requires flexibility. The successful applicant will receive regular supervision and comprehensive training and to deliver our programmes. They will be expected to achieve and maintain the required accreditations must have skills and experience to work adaptably with diverse groups of young people. This role reports to the Programme Coordinator. Applicants will be subject to New Zealand Police vetting. Primary responsibility: delivery of primary prevention programmes:  Facilitate programmes with youth  Prepare programme content and resources  Debrief on all programmes with co-facilitator, other staff and external groups as appropriate Programme Development and evaluation  Coordinate and prepare evaluation materials and process evaluation data as appropriate  Work with education team to keep programme materials up to date and tailored to specific groups Other Duties  Assist with other SAPN projects, including advocacy and awareness-raising, as required Contribute to the organisation as a whole  Attend regular staff and educator...

We Need To Talk About Porn- a workshop for parents/guardians

SAPN is once again running this popular interactive workshop on Wednesday 20th March and Wednesday 22nd May (6-8.30pm) aimed at empowering parents/guardians to have conversations about relationships, sex and pornography with their teens. Registrations are open now, and please share with others who may be interested! Porn is everywhere! It’s a very different age from when many of us were teenagers and technology has come a long way from having a sneaky look at a magazine in the bushes at school with your mates. If you have a smart phone, you can access pornography and statistics show that many young people do. But how do we talk about it? How do we even start a conversation that makes many of us feel uncomfortable? How do we frame it so our teens aren’t scared off sex or talking to us for good? Based on work delivered in schools, this workshop will cover how to talk about healthy relationships, consent and how to get your young person to understand how the sex we see in pornography is very different to sex in the real world. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to: Talk to your teens about healthy relationships Understand what consent is and why it’s so sexy Identify the impacts of pornography on young people – in particular their ideas on relationships, body image and sex Discuss and navigate how to respond to realistic scenarios Feel prepared to have a conversation with your teen about pornography Sex is a great part of life and we want to raise our children to be adults who have healthy and...

Education needed to reduce impact of pornography on young people

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network says the release of the Office of Film and Literature Classification’s research on New Zealand young people and pornography is an opportunity to look at how New Zealand is educating and talking to young people about pornography as well as broader education about healthy sexuality. Sexual Abuse Prevention Network General Manager Fiona McNamara says “While the data presented is concerning, we can reduce the impact of pornography on young people and society more broadly by refocusing how we have conversations around consent, healthy relationships and positive intimate relationships with our young people.” “The response that is needed is to ensure that comprehensive sexuality education is available to all young people in Aotearoa.” “Alongside education for young people, there needs to be education for adults who have young people in their lives – this includes parents, teachers and community workers. Adults need to be equipped with the skills to talk to young people about pornography and how to view it critically.” The research shows that young people think pornography is too easy to access and that it is influencing their sexual behaviour in harmful ways. McNamara says “Young people themselves have said they need better education to support critical thinking around sex and sexuality rather than allowing pornography to be their main source of sexuality education. It is imperative that this need is met.” “There need to be alternative positive narratives about sex and sexuality that are even more available to young people than pornography. Young people need to learn about consent, healthy relationships and positive intimate relationships so that there are clear better alternatives to...

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network Programme Facilitator- Casual Contractor

Are you passionate about making a difference in other people’s lives? Do you want to empower others to be their best? Do you want to contribute to the development of a safer and more socially engaged society? Do you want to work for an organisation that values and respects their workers? The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is a leading provider of workplace and community based sexual abuse and sexual harassment prevention training. We are committed to providing support, respect and dignity to the people we work with, empowering them to become ethical agents of social change. The Position: Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is seeking an experienced group facilitator to join our education team on a casual contracting basis. The applicant would deliver a variety of programmes to a wide range of people, with a particular focus on professionals in workplaces, as well as a range of communities. This casual role will be contracted according to demand, therefore the number of hours per week varies greatly and timing of programmes can be negotiated. The Role: • Facilitating training workshops with groups of up to 30 people • Developing tailored prevention/intervention and response programmes for client organisations • Providing policy advice/consultation to clients • Make appropriate referrals to community and support agencies. • Provide group supervision sessions and/or facilitate discussion groups to clients where required • Educate clients on all aspects of sexual assault and sexual harassment What we are looking for: • A relevant degree level qualification (e.g. Law, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Industrial Relations, Organisation Behaviour) • Hold a clean, current driver’s license • Excellent time management skills...