Join the YDAS team! We're looking for 4 disabled young people to be our new Facilitators.
You will work casual hours. This means the hours you work will change each week.
The role will end on 30 June 2022.
This role is graded at SCHCADS Award Level 2.1. You will be paid $37.13 per hour. YACVic pays above award rates.
YACVic’s office is in Melbourne but you can work from home during COVID-19. Sometimes you may need to travel around Victoria.
About Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)
YACVic speaks up and advocates on young people’s issues in Victoria. We want young people to have their rights respected and to be valued members of their communities.
YACVic represents young people, aged between 12 to 25 years old, and the youth sector in Victoria.
About Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)
YDAS is part of YACVic. We are an advocacy organisation that works with disabled young people in Victoria to make sure you can speak up and are being treated fairly.
We have a free advocacy service and run programs so that you can learn to speak up for yourself and others.
We talk with disabled young people about what matters most to you. We then help the government and other organisations understand those issues so they can treat disabled young people fairly.
At YDAS, we use identity-first language (disabled young people), as this is the language voted by our Steering Committee, who are disabled young people.
Disability can mean a lot of things. At YDAS, this includes:
- Having a disability, health condition, or chronic illness
- Being neurodiverse or autistic
- Deaf, deaf, or hard of hearing
- Blind or vision impaired
- Having lived experience of mental health issues.
About the role
YDAS delivers Together: Building an Inclusive Youth Sector training and resources for youth workers and organisations that work with young people.
The training and online resources help to make youth services more accessible and inclusive.
We are looking for 4 disabled young people, aged 15 to 25 years old, to be Together Training Facilitators.
As a Facilitator, you will work together with the YDAS team to make it easier for disabled young people to access youth services in Victoria.
In the role, you will:
- Gain new skills and learn how to deliver Together training.
- Find out what youth workers and disabled young people need to make services more accessible and inclusive.
- Update the current training and resources through a co-design process.
- Be part of the project’s advisory group.
- Deliver training sessions to youth workers and organisations with support from experienced facilitators.
- Work with the YDAS team to see what went well and what needs changing.
- Do other tasks that match your skills, training, or experience.
Depending on accessibility and COVID-19, you may need to travel in regional Victoria to deliver Together training.
‘Employment conditions’ are rules that you or YACVic agree to.
YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing, and inclusion of all young people, including disabled people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from refugee or migrant backgrounds.
YACVic does checks to make sure that all employees are safe to work with young people. You will need a current Working with Children Check and Police Check to work at YACVic. YACVic will pay you back for the cost of these checks.
You will also need to agree to our child safe policy and code of conduct.
To apply for this role, you need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or hold a work permit or visa.
Your manager will be the YDAS Program Coordinator. You will also work closely with the Program Assistant and other Together Training Facilitators.
Key Selection Criteria
The ‘Key Selection Criteria’ is a list of traits, skills, and experience you need for this role.
- You have experience facilitating. For example, running a group, class, workshop, team, or training.
- You are confident sharing your experiences, especially as a disabled young person, with people you may not have met before.
- You have good communication skills and work well in a team or group. You get along well with people who have a diverse range of lived experiences. This includes people who may not have worked with disabled people before.
- You understand how to work with children and young people in a way that is respectful, safe, and inclusive. You need to show your commitment to the Code of Ethical Practice for the Victorian Youth Sector.
- You are happy to travel around Victoria and work evenings occasionally.
You do not have to have the Key Selection Criteria listed below to get this role, but these traits, skills, and experience would be good to have.
- You have lived experiences you could share. For example, lived experience of CALD, migrant or refugee, LGBTIQA+, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.
- You know about disability models, or different experiences of being disabled, beyond your own.
- You have experience being a leader. For example, in sports, arts, work, school, university, TAFE, or your community.
- You have experience with youth workers or youth services. For example, in councils or community centres, schools, health or mental health clinics, or out of home care.
How to apply
Email your application to Steph Brenkovich, HR & Office Manager, at email@example.com with Together Training Facilitator as the subject. You can also apply on Ethical Jobs.
You must include:
- A cover letter (1 page or less) or video/audio recording (5 minutes or less).
- Your resume.
- Your reply to the Key Selection Criteria above. Explain how you have the traits, skills and experience needed for the role. Give examples from your life. If you choose to send a video/audio recording, it needs to be 15 minutes or less. Use Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox to share the file with us and make sure the settings will let us view the file.
- Contact details for two people who can talk about your skills and experience. For example, a manager, teacher, or youth worker. You need to include your most recent manager if you have had a manager before. We will not contact these people without your permission.
- Your access needs.
- Tell us the best way we can contact you. For example, email, text, phone call.
Only applications that include all the information above will be accepted.
We can support you if you would like to apply in a different format or you need support to apply or access the Code of Ethical Practice for the Victorian Youth Sector.
Applications close 12pm on 20 September 2021.
Interviews will likely be held between 20 – 24 September 2021.
Email Simon Green if you need support to apply or you have any questions.
Phone: 0447 678 653