Workshop Facilitator (HESA Program)
About Equal Ed:
Equal Ed is a social enterprise that provides a variety of services to schools, non-profits and local government. Equal Ed aims to:
1. Empower individuals through increasing access to learning and development opportunities, and
2. Strengthen communities through delivering innovative and people-centred services and solutions
Our work is currently split into 3 main divisions:
Strategy & Consulting
This role directly supports our Programs Division.
The HESA Program
Starting in 2018, the HESA Program has worked with over 1,000 students over the last 4 years. HESA stands for Higher Education and Student Advancement Program and was initially developed to support high school students with identifying and accessing opportunities for meaningful education and employment.
In 2022, the HESA program will be working with VicHealth through a substantial partnership grant and will aim to achieve the following objectives in 2022 and beyond:
1. Create more robust program content through collaborative design with community and clinical mental health practitioners, school staff and students
2. Create more robust training and development pathways for lived-experience facilitators delivering our content
3. Expand our programming and increase our reach to 10+ schools
4. Design and trial a “Bridging Program” that supports students as they transition from High School to Tertiary Education
5. Set a clear direction for the HESA program’s growth and development and create sustainable revenue streams from full fee-paying schools to continue our subsidisation model for low-SES schools
Work with the Program Co-ordinator and team to facilitate the HESA Program
Facilitate engaging discussions with young people to drive discourse on mental health
This may involve discussions on promotion of early intervention in youth mental health, de-stigmatisation and culture surrounding mental health
- Use your lived-experience to facilitate structured workshop activities revolving around goal setting, study skills and maintaining wellbeing under stress after being trained on their delivery
- Create and facilitate an inclusive and safe space for young people to share experiences and discuss mental health topics
- Build rapport with young people through establishing empathy and connection
Who you'll work with:
Junior projects team members and/or young people with lived-experience
Directly report to Program Coordinator
Who We're Looking For:
Equal Ed may look upon these skills and experiences favourably. However, we understand that individuals who may not have some or any of these experiences can still excel at Equal Ed. We encourage potential applicants to use this section as a guide to determine role suitability, rather than a checklist for minimum criteria, and encourage all interested individuals to apply.
Experience working in a team environment
Experience working with young people
Co-design/workshop facilitation experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
A good understanding of the youth mental health sector through lived-experience, work, volunteering or studies
Some experience (1-3 years) in the community impact space preferred but not essential.
1. Submit an online application (15-20mins process, no cover letter required).
2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in an online interview/selection process
3. Successful applicants will be notified of their outcome by end of September 2022
Remuneration & Time Commitment:
$28/hr + 10.5% Superannuation
Negotiable/flexible. On a rotating roster based on need and your availability.
Applications are now closed.