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
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
Attend regular supervision, as required
Undertake professional development as required
Understand professional boundaries and ethics
Maintain appropriate accreditations
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
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
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. We use a co-facilitation model where facilitators with differing gender identities work together. Our current team is predominantly women and therefore we encourage men and gender minorities to apply.
How to Apply
To apply please send through your cover letter (addressed to Fiona McNamara, General Manager) and CV to admin[a]sexualabuseprevention.org.nz
Applications close Wednesday 27th March 5pm.