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About BSA: 

Body Safety Australia is Victoria’s leading, evidence-based abuse prevention education, relationship & sexuality education provider. 

Our programs are consistent with the national curriculum and support Victoria's Child Safe Standards, Respectful Relationships Education and the National Curriculum; Health and Physical Education, Personal and Social Capability, and Ethical Understanding. 

Body Safety Australia also trades under Unique Relationships and Sexuality Education and runs holistic sexual education for primary (Foundation - Grade 6) and secondary (Years 7-10) schools. 

A small not-for-profit team of six, we are a diverse group with varied experience and a shared desire to empower all young people to enjoy respectful and safe relationships.

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Body Safety Australia was founded by Deanne Carson and Whitney Yip in 2015 and has delivered programs to children and young people from three to twenty five years old across Victoria and New South Wales. 

We are now looking for a new educator to join our team. 

Position: Seeking a passionate and knowledgeable team member to take on the role of Body Safety Superstars Educator. The key aims of this contract position is to facilitate our kindergarten and primary school programs during school hours. The educator also facilitates parent/carer information sessions and parent/carer workshops in the evenings. 

Educators receive paid training and supervision but are expected to work independently after a 3-month probation period. All materials and resources for facilitating programs and workshops are provided. Educators are also expected to build relationships with schools, families and students to cross-promote our programs as well as to sell products and resources. 

This is an opportunity to join us at the start of an exciting growth period and to actively create change in the next generation. 


IMPORTANT DATES:

Position Opening date: Thursday 7 March 2019

Position Closing date: 5pm Monday 25 March 2019

Phone interviews: Tuesday 26 or Thursday 28 March 2019

Face-to-Face interviews: Monday 1 April 2019

Starting date: Thursday 11 April 2019

Training dates: Thursday 11, Friday 12, Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 April 2019


Key Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • facilitating the body safety superstars program for kindergarten (3 & 4yo children) and primary school students (5-13yo children) around Melbourne 

  • facilitating parent/carer information nights (1hr) around Melbourne 

  • facilitating parent/carer workshops (2hrs) around Melbourne 

  • cross-promoting our services and products

  • sales of products and resources (point of sale device provided)

  • data collection for our independent research project 

  • receiving disclosures and following due process for reporting 

  • develop and maintain BSA’s strong relationships with schools, helping teachers and families feel positive, confident and in control

  • manage sales process from information nights and workshops

  • manage supplies and resources for kids’ programs (you do not need to purchase anything out of pocket) 

  • prepare and present weekly email reports to manager 

Pay: $80+ per hour depending on programs delivered

Hours: Between 8.30am - 3.30pm and 6pm - 9pm weekdays. No weekend work. Our Educator Superstar position is seasonal work due to our reliance on school terms. During school terms, you will work from 1-5 days a week, while during school holidays, there may be 1 day a week of work, or no work at all.

Location: Our school programs run all over Melbourne so you will be travelling. Once a fortnight (once a month after adequate training and supervision) at HQ in Preston, otherwise instruction is received remotely

Report to: CEO/COO


SKILLS NEEDED:

REQUIRED

  • Current working with children’s check

  • Reliable transport (eg. Car and current license) 

  • Reliable internet and computer access

  • Reliable access to smart phone and other communication devices 

ESSENTIAL 

  • Demonstrated commitment to social change, intersectional feminism and protecting children and young people

  • Meticulous, methodical approach with a keen eye and love for details

  • Avid user of technology, social media and digital communications

  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking and group facilitation; ability to connect and engage adults and children

  • Engaging communicator with ability to focus on positive change and empowerment 

  • Ability to be an empathetic, genuine and caring person 

  • Competent written communication skills 

PREFERRED 

  • Ability to follow systems and processes but also takes initiative 

  • Through understanding of intersectional feminism, social justice, humans and child pedagogy 

  • An understanding of school environments and what makes teachers tick

  • Ability to work with people on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

BENEFITS AND PERKS

  • Make a difference in children and young peoples’ lives through culture change

  • Access to great training and development 

  • Join a fast-growing juggernaut and the potential to advance within the organisation as lead educator and coordinator 

  • Inclusive and supportive environment 

  • Gym and pool access (!)


Applications from individuals who identify as the following are strongly encouraged: 

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

  • Gender and/or sexuality diverse 

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse 

  • Disabled

  • Single parents 

To apply:

Please send your latest CV and a cover letter addressing the key responsibilities, and ‘How do you think our work impacts the community?’. Please send your documents in PDF format to info@bodysafetyaustralia.com.au titled ‘Educator Application - YOUR NAME’.

The closing date for this position is Monday 25 March close of business (5pm).