Education Coordinator – Waikato

Full time Position – 0.8 FTE – Permanent

The purpose of the Education Coordinator is to empower rangatahi with comprehensive knowledge of employment relations and minimum employment rights. And to provide young workers through education with strategies and tactics to navigate employment relations scenarios, and direct them to further support if required.  

Job Description

The Young Workers Resource Centre (YWRC) is committed to empowering young Kiwis regarding employment through education and representation. A key role of the YWRC is to provide young workers with access to employment relations advice and support. To achieve this YWRC operates a help centre  and advocacy service specifically for young people aged 15-35 who need support with employment issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Workshop delivery: Booking and delivering employment education workshops to schools, private training institutes and local organisations.
  • Relationship building: Developing and growing the database of education providers and community organisations, including key contacts, for the purpose of growing workshop delivery opportunities.
  • Support referral: Pathway young workers to support services within the YWRC when approached with complex employment issues.
  • Project Development: Discover and develop education opportunities outside the current scope of workshop delivery, and catchment areas.

    Employment Relations Education Requirements:

    • Owning/maintaining a vehicle fit for travelling
    • Holding a Restricted/Full driver’s license
    • Booking workshops in the allocated regions/areas
    • Maintain workshop booking records and regularly following up with schools/groups not yet booked
    • Maintaining current and new school/teacher/community contacts
    • Identifying new contacts/organisations to connect with
    • Collecting student and teacher feedback at workshops
    • Taking a role in development of new content/workshops
    • Keeping accurate mileage records for kilometres travelled. Mileage travelled to workshops will be reimbursed at a set rate per kilometre travelled, for the use of the employee’s personal vehicle.

      The ideal candidate will have:

      • Able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination/exemption status to comply with the Public Health Order mandate for education workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
      • Passion for supporting young people to have positive employment outcomes.
      • Excellent oral communication skills
      • Excellent computer competency (Microsoft Office Suite, Xero, Outlook Email etc)
      • Clear, full driver’s license
      • Clean police vetting check (to comply with the Vulnerable Children’s Act)
      • Some knowledge of up to date employment legislation and how it relates to youth is desirable
      • Some experience of teaching, education, youth development, sports or health education
      • A commitment to promoting employment relations education
      • An ability to connect and communicate with youth in a meaningful and respectful manner
      • An ability to work independently, self-motivate and self-manage
      • An ability to grow and develop leadership potential.
      • Solid time management skills, reliability, and honesty
      • Good organisation skills and the ability to be adaptable.
      • Potential for innovative or creative thinking.
      • Ability to work collaboratively in a small close-knit team, to multi-task and respond quickly and effectively to requests.
      • Well-developed interpersonal skills, and an ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds.
      • Cultural humility, an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and a commitment to decolonisation.

      How to Apply

      Email your C.V and Cover Letter to Tony Stevens by 1pm, Friday, March 11, 2022.

      Shortlisting will take place the week of March 14, and interviews will take place shortly after that. 

      Contact Details

      Tony Stevens
      General Manager
      [email protected]

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