Mates & Dates Facilitator
Empowerment Trust (previously Kidpower) is a charitable trust running programmes to empower people of all ages and abilities with positive, effective skills so they have the tools and the confidence to enjoy living to their full potential.
We are a small team based in Nelson with teams in Auckland and Canterbury. We have 37 Mates & Dates facilitators across these regions.
The ACC Mates & Dates programme is a healthy relationships programme for secondary school students. It's designed to help prevent sexual and dating violence by teaching young people relationship skills and behaviours to carry with them throughout their lives. It's about all kinds of relationships, including friends and family.
It is a multi-year programme that is taught to years 9-13 in one 50-minute session each week for five weeks.
Mates & Dates aims to teach young people how to:
- have healthy relationships based on respect, negotiation and consent
- identify inappropriate behaviour
- get help if they, or someone they know, are in an unhealthy relationship
- safely intervene in situations that could lead to harm.
Each year's content is appropriate for that age group and is taught by specialist male and female facilitators. For more details please see www.matesanddates.co.nz/
Job tasks and responsibilities
Co-facilitate the programme in Secondary Schools in the Central Auckland, North Shore, Rodney and Waitakere regions. This includes:
- preparing the sessions as per ACC Mates & Dates programme content with co-faciltiator
- co-faciltitating as required
- Full training will be provided and you will be required to attend an ACC run 3-day training. dates and locations TBC.
- The hours can vary depending on the school schedule. This is casual position on a as and when needed.
Skills and experience
Skills required include:
- Experience facilitating/presenting to young people;
- Experience delivering sexual violence prevention content/material;
- Experience dealing with diverse cultural contexts;
- Comfortable with presenting the perspectives of all gender types;
- Passed Workforce Safety checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014;
- Organised, flexible;
- Able to work as part of a team.
Full training is provided.