Job Vacancy: Youth Programme Coordinator

Youth Programme Coordinator Are you looking to be part of an innovative organisation creating culture change in our community?      Do you want to promote the understanding of consent, healthy relationships and sexual violence in schools, work places and communities?      Do you enjoy working with diverse groups of people and have both team leadership experience and a background in education, facilitation or group work?       Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is seeking an experienced Youth Programme Coordinator to oversee the coordination of the Mates and Dates programme and to lead our team of casual educators. This role provides the successful applicant with the opportunity to work with the Youth Programme Manager to grow the delivery of the Mates and Dates programme throughout the Wellington region. The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is a charitable trust that delivers education programmes, advocacy and advice to a wide range of groups and services. This includes healthy relationships and consent education for secondary schools and community groups and professional development, training and consultancy for a wide range of workplaces including the hospitality sector, government departments and businesses. The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network actively seeks a diverse applicant pool, with a variety of life experiences. An understanding of Te Āo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi is particularly valuable. Responsibilities include:    The coordination of the Mates and Dates programme Programme development and evaluation Leading our casual education team Build and maintain relationships with key partners and clients Programme Delivery – provide cover when staff are unable to facilitate Person Specification   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...

Job Vacancy: Youth Educator

Youth Educator Are you looking to support positive cultural change in your community?   Do you want promote an understanding of consent, healthy relationships and sexual violence for young people?   Do you enjoy working with diverse groups of people and have a background in education, facilitation or youth work?   Are you a motivated and engaging team player?     Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is seeking an adaptable and experienced youth educators with a passion for youth education. This role provides the successful applicants with the opportunity to work with the Youth Programme Coordinator and other educators to meet the challenges of our expanding youth education work programme.   Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is a charitable trust that delivers education programmes, advocacy and advice to a wide range of groups and services. This includes education programmes on healthy relationships and consent for secondary schools and community groups.   The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network actively seeks a diverse applicant pool, with a variety of life experiences. An understanding of Te Āo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi is particularly valuable.   Responsibilities include: Delivering youth education programmes in the Wellington region and beyond Strengthening and maintaining working relationships with schools Working collaboratively with our team of youth educators   The ideal person will have:   Experience in education, youth work, group facilitation A relevant tertiary-level qualification or equivalent experience An ability to work with a diverse range of groups, individuals and cultures A commitment to the principals of Te Tiriti o Waitangi Commitment to gender equality and social justice Understanding of diverse genders and sexualities Understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence A full clean NZ drivers license (of the ability to have one within six months of starting the...

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...

RBG- A film fundraiser for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network

                      The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network are hosting a fundraiser screening of RBG! Join us for this film about the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG recently screened during the NZ International Film Festival, so here’s your chance to catch it if you missed it! Venue: Light House Cinema Cuba The film will start at 6pm, arrive from 5.30pm to get your snacks etc. Tickets are $20 each. To purchase transfer $20 per ticket to: 38-9017-0664816-00 Sexual Abuse Prevention Network Ref: ‘your name’ + ‘film’ Please also email us at emma@sexualabuseprevention.org.nz with your name and how many tickets you’ve bought, so we can add you to the list. All funds raised will go towards SAPN’s work in the community, providing consent and healthy relationships education programmes to youth and adults. Accessibility: Cinema and foyer are wheelchair accessible Hearing Assistance: Lighthouse Cuba has two types of listening systems in their cinemas: Induction Hearing Loop, Infrared...

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

This workshop is now sold out, please keep an eye on our website and social media for announcements of future workshops SAPN is running this interactive workshop on Wednesday 5th September (6-8pm) 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...

The value of specialist services collaborating with schools

This week, ACC has announced an $18.4 million investment to roll out its Mates and Dates programme across New Zealand secondary schools. The programme, which has been run in some schools since 2014, is delivered by specialist providers, based externally from the school. Trained educators facilitate five one hour sessions across five weeks, in each year level of high school, totalling 25 hours for each student by the end of Year 13. The announcement of further investment has sparked criticism about why the programme is facilitated by outside providers and not by teachers. Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) specialises in delivering consent and sexual violence prevention education programmes to young people in and out of schools and is currently the Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti provider of Mates and Dates. As General Manager at SAPN, I’d like to share the perspective of my agency on the value of engaging outside providers to do this crucial work, and how collaboration between schools and specialists in sexual harm prevention ensures the best sharing of knowledge, skills, and educational outcomes for students. Sexual violence is a global problem and an issue that affects all of us, with New Zealand having the highest rate of sexual violence among OECD countries. Sexual violence is too big an issue to be solved in five, or even 25 lessons. Effective culture change requires a sustained long-term approach, which addresses the problem in multiple ways, including the reinforcement of positive messages across our lifetimes. The relationship between external providers and schools goes far beyond five lessons in each year group, and the collaboration and different expertise of those...