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Youth Educator- Casual Contract


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 an enthusiastic group facilitator 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 meetings
  • Attend other internal and external meetings as needed
  • Maintain positive working relationships with school and community stakeholders
  • Any other tasks as directed by the Programme Coordinator in accordance with SAPN’s strategic objectives

Other requirements

  • Attend regular supervision, as required
  • Undertake professional development as required
  • Understand professional boundaries and ethics
  • Maintain appropriate accreditations

Person Specification

Job-specific skills and experience

  • Well-developed analysis of sexual violence
  • Understanding of heathy, unhealthy and abusive relationship dynamics
  • Strong gender analysis and understanding of experiences of LGBTQIA* people
  • Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Ability to work cross-culturally
  • Group training or education experience
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative and work in group, pairs and independently
  • Experience working as part of or with community organisations, NGO sector and working within a community development framework
  • An understanding of primary prevention strategies
  • Confident user of Microsoft office programmes and Google apps
  • Strong communication skills and ability to adapt communication style
  • Valid Full or Restricted New Zealand driver’s licence


  • Previous experience delivering sexual violence primary prevention programmes, sexuality education or health promotion
  • Skills to facilitate group discussions with people of diverse ages, cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience developing education programmes and/ or resources
  • Completed or studying towards a qualification in education, social work, health promotion, public health, youth work or related area
  • Own transport


  • Open, honest communicator
  • Ethical, reliable, conscientious and honest.
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative
  • To have good personal awareness, stress-management skills and self-care
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Collegial and co-operative working style
  • A willingness to challenge your comfort zone, learn from others and challenge your previously held beliefs and behaviours
  • Team-player

To apply for this position please submit your CV and cover letter to by 5pm Wednesday, 9 January 2019. Applications should be addressed to Fiona McNamara, General Manager.