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Programs Officer

CanTeen - Canberra, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
As Programs Officer you will be responsible for designing, delivering and evaluating a portfolio of peer support, psychosocial and recreational initiatives for Canteen’s service users in regional NSW & ACT.

You will play a key role in Canteen’s psychosocial practices by facilitating peer support opportunities through program delivery and community outreach, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people through their Canteen experience.

As Programs Officer you will be a confident communicator, able to engage young people, volunteers and the general public about our work, including those from diverse backgrounds.

You will coordinate community outreach and education and build strong relationships with stakeholders, to harness the community to support the delivery of programs. You will develop and maintain relationships with a broad cross section of Canteen referral sources including hospitals, schools, universities and other not-for-profit organisations.

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Tertiary qualification in education, human services, health promotion, community development, or related fields

Experience/ Knowledge/ Skills


Demonstrated skills designing and delivering engaging events, recreation programs and programs with significant psychosocial practice elements (e.g. structured group work time)
Demonstrated ability and experience in building fruitful relationships with communities in regional areas, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Background in supporting young people and families experiencing significant life challenges
Experience creating and maintaining relationships with education, health and not-for-profit professionals
Demonstrated abilities in group facilitation, coordination and management
Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers
Current open driver’s license, ability to obtain a first aid certificate and the flexibility to travel, work weekends and evenings (with notice) are essential.
Current National Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check
Good computer and digital communication skills
Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills
Astute attention to detail and good initiative
Ability to think creatively and innovatively with regard to recreation and other program activities
Confident communication and networking skills
Proven ability to facilitate groups of young people for a variety of activities
Ability to relate to young people, anticipate needs, and to present information in a clear and logical way, and with confidence, to target group
Knowledge of legal obligations relating to activities


Certified in First Aid
ASIST or similar suicide prevention training
Mental Health First Aid

Personal qualities

Engaging, warm, and friendly, who can inspire people and harness the community’s strengths
Approachable, ability to listen actively, and professional
High level of integrity, honesty and commitment
Highly motivated, team player who contributes to maintaining an effective team that is focused on achieving against key performance indicators for the state
Open and honest person who seeks and provides guidance and feedback from others including co-workers, volunteers and Canteen participants
Adaptable to change

Employment Details:
Location: Canberra, ACT

Job type: Fixed Term, 1 year; part-time

Hours of work: 4 days / 30 hours per week

Application Info

For more information about the role click here!

You can apply on our website below, alternatively, send your CV and covering letter address the selection criteria to careers@canteen.org.au

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Canberra, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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