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Livewire Facilitator - Sydney

Starlight Children's Foundation

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 29/09/2017

Job Category:

Volunteer, Community & Charity / Associations / Non-Profit

Job description:

Livewire is the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s adolescent specific program which aims to engage, entertain and connect seriously ill teenagers. Livewire In-Hospital Facilitators positively impact the well-being of young people by creating opportunities for creative connection and engagement with each other during their hospital stay.

Reporting to the Livewire In-Hospital Program Manager, this position allows you to tap into your creative talents and work with young people from different walks of life, ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds. Your focus will be in creating engaging and innovative activities and workshops for young people to encourage connection, create meaning and leave participants with a sense of accomplishment.

This is a casual position comprising ideally at  21 hours per week. The shift length being 7 hours generally commencing at 12:30pm and some weekend shifts may be required. The locations will be both Children's Hospital (Westmead) and the Sydney Children's Hospital (Randwick).

 

To shine brightly in this role your application and experience will need to highlight your proven ability to:

  • Creatively connect with young people in an authentic, positive and engaging manner; 
  • Develop and maintain quality relationships with young people, hospital staff and team members; 
  • Stay at the forefront of youth trends and build these into program delivery;
  • Promote livewire.org.au to hospitalised patients, share and create written, audio or video content on the site;
  • Develop and prepare activities that are innovative, be adaptive to individual adolescent needs/abilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or qualification in a creative field preferred
  • Hold a valid Working With Children Check or be willing and eligible to obtain one prior to commencement
  • Satisfy a National Police Check
  • Provide Professional referees

How to apply

If reading about this opportunity has motivated you and describes you apply today as we will be appointing the ideal applicant as soon as possible!

Please ensyer you click on this link to read through the role description to ensure this role meets all your requirements.

Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children & young people and their families. Our first and most important responsibility is the safety and well-being of the children and young people we support. Our recruitment and selection process includes comprehensive police and working with children checks to assess applicants’ suitability to work with children and young people.

Candidates will be required to complete a Working With Children and Police Check before any successful offer can be made.