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Regional Big Dreamers Facilitator


Career Description

Hey there! We’re Little Dreamers, Australia’s leading non-profit organisation working with Young Carers around the country.

A Young Carer is anyone under the age of 25 who currently provides, or intends to provide, care in their family for a parent or sibling who has a chronic illness, mental illness, disability or addiction.

Founded in 2009 by a Young Carer, we love building and delivering high quality programs that create deep and meaningful impact in the lives of young people providing care in their families. And we’re pretty good at it too.

To date, we have supported over 5,000 Young Carers, we deliver eight core programs alongside ad hoc supports, advocacy and community awareness campaigns. We have strong corporate partnership and funding relationships and have raised over $5 million to improve the quality of life for Young Carers around Australia. We have even received recognition from Queen Elizabeth II and have been named as an internationally best practice organisation for Young Carer support.

Our team is made up of over 50 incredible humans working across VIC, NSW and QLD alongside over 350 volunteers spread around the country. We are humble, hungry and kind and work hard to reach our goals. We believe in a world where every single Young Carer is supported by someone or something by 2030. Sounds fun right?!

By joining the Dream Team, you will play an integral part in supporting young people who often miss out on having a childhood.

ABOUT THE BIG DREAMERS PROGRAM

Big Dreamers supports Young Carers aged 14 – 18 by creating a space where they build new skills, foster social connection and focus on understanding who they are outside of their caring role.

Over six months, participants will engage in regular workshops while they explore health and wellbeing, self-esteem and self-worth, values and goal setting, understanding their caring roles, career aspirations, and leadership. These workshops provide an opportunity to connect and a platform to engage, learn and challenge thinking. Each workshop is four hours and provides Young Carers with regular, monthly respite whilst also positively impacting health, wellbeing, and emotional resilience.

THE POSITION

The Regional Big Dreamers Facilitator will deliver the Big Dreamers program in one of our four regional areas to a group of Young Carers aged 14-18.

This will include working alongside a team of other Regional Big Dreamers Facilitators as well as the State Program Coordinator to efficiently run the program, including building local community networks and relationships, delivering monthly workshops with guidance from the State Program Coordinator, coordination of all program logistics (including risk assessment, program safety and first aid), pre- and post-program briefs and debriefs with volunteer Big Dreamers Leaders, communication with families and Young Carers.

The Specifics

One Regional Big Dreamers Facilitator and four Volunteer Big Dreamers Leaders will be allocated to each Big Dreamers Community. The role of Big Dreamers Facilitator will be to:

  • Be a support for the Young Carers and volunteers throughout the program
  • Communicate with the State Program Coordinator for any questions and concerns
  • Coordinate the facilitation of weekend workshops & attend the retreat during school holidays
  • Attend the Program Graduation at conclusion of the 6 months
  • Be available to undergo a face-to-face/online interview during business hours (9am – 6pm)
  • Attend a Training Induction Session for Facilitators
  • Attend and support delivery of a Training Induction Session for Volunteer Big Dreamers Leaders
  • Have or be willing to obtain a Working with Children Check & complete a police check
  • Maintain regular contact with Little Dreamers staff

Other duties as required by the State Program Coordinator and State Program Manager.


Key Selection Criteria

The person suited to this role must have:

  • A passion for making a difference in the lives of Young Carers
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar position, delivering interactive & recreational programs
  • The ability to engage with, and deliver programs for, young people aged 12 – 20
  • The ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • A can-do, adaptable, resilient, positive and proactive attitude and approach
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

We’ll be stoked if you also have:

  • Lived experience as a carer or Young Carer
  • Nationally Accredited First Aid Certificate
  • Full driver’s license and access to a car

Our programs are held off-site, in various locations around Victoria, meeting the needs where our Young Carers are located. In order to perform the full extent of this role, you must be able and willing to regularly travel around Victoria.

All Little Dreamers staff delivering face-to-face programs are required to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Big Dreamers will operate outside of usual school hours, your ability to work outside of these hours is essential to your success in this role. The program will be run on specific weekends and during school holidays.

The person suited to this role must have:

  • A passion for making a difference in the lives of Young Carers
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar position, delivering interactive & recreational programs
  • The ability to engage with, and deliver programs for, young people aged 12 – 20
  • The ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • A can-do, adaptable, resilient, positive and proactive attitude and approach
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

We’ll be stoked if you also have:

  • Lived experience as a carer or Young Carer
  • Nationally Accredited First Aid Certificate
  • Full driver’s license and access to a car

Our programs are held off-site, in various locations around Victoria, meeting the needs where our Young Carers are
located. In order to perform the full extent of this role, you must be able and willing to regularly travel around Victoria.
All Little Dreamers staff delivering face-to-face programs are required to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Big Dreamers will operate outside of usual school hours, your ability to work outside of these hours is
essential to your success in this role. The program will be run on specific weekends and during school holidays.

A national police check and valid Working with Children Check is required for this position.

Benefits

When you join the Little Dreamers Team, you join a community of people committed to making a difference. We come together with shared values, passion and a collaborative culture. We are a rapidly growing organisation with access to a lot of development opportunities. We operate within a leadership structure that accepts and embraces everyone’s ideas and hard work to create the world that we want to see for Young Carers.

You also get access to salary sacrifice packaging, internal EAP program,  up to 10 days of paid carers leave, and generous parental leave packages.

Finally, we care as much about you as we do about our Young Carers. The Little Dreamers team is a family and we offer flexible working and regular team bonding events.

Application Process

Little Dreamers is proud to be building our communities across Australia. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a diverse, equal, and inclusive workplace.

We highly encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.  This includes but is not limited to, people with lived experience in caring roles, First Nations, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Get your Resume and Cover Letter ready and show us how your skills and experiences make you the perfect person to fill this position. None of this “To whom it may concern” stuff, show us what you’ve got!

Email your application (resume and cover letter) to careers@littledreamers.org.au with the subject line: Regional Big Dreamers Facilitator. 

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and we’ll begin the interview process which may consist of a phone chat, a quick video submission from you and then probably some more traditional interviews (they’ll be fun, don’t you worry).

Classification

There are four Regional Big Dreamers Facilitator positions available, one located in each of our regional locations (Macedon Ranges, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Geelong), they are all a part-time positions (7.6 hours per week). This position is classified as a Level 2.3 employee under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (MA000100).

Please note: It is an offence under the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 2005 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position. Any offer of employment at Little Dreamers is subject to a Working with Children Check and Police Check.

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