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Position: Program Facilitator

(Casual, Melbourne Location)

Position Summary

Program Facilitators are responsible for the ‘on-the-day’ delivery of our batyr@school and batyr@uni programs.

batyr takes trained young people with lived experiences of mental health to schools and universities to share their personal story. The Program Facilitator’s role is to oversee and implement the delivery of batyr programs in an engaging and educational way. A key function of the Program Facilitator is ensuring a safe and supportive environment for the individuals sharing their story as well as the students attending.

The programs are focused around the engagement of young people and include discussions, team challenges, multimedia and video clips. This role requires someone who can engage and interact with young people in a dynamic and entertaining way, has a very strong ability to improvise and can confidently deliver sensitive material. Successful candidates should be able to think on their feet, have a strong ability to take on feedback and direction and adapt language and delivery to differing environments. Program Facilitators work closely with the Facilitator Coordinator on continued training and development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engaging young people in mental health education in large group settings
  • Representing batyr at local, state and national as a public speaker
  • Reviewing and developing the content of batyr programs
  • Supporting the administration and reporting of the program including data entry and report writing.
  • Liaising with key contacts on the session day where required (school teachers, batyr staff, university staff)
  • Work as part of a team with the batyr staff including the delivery of training workshops and other youth programs such as mental health forums.

  • Selection Criteria

  • An active interest in working with young people to tackle the stigma around mental health
  • A vivacious personality and a love for presenting and sharing stories
  • An understanding of education and learning processes that will enable the delivery of first-class programs
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, both orally and written, with presentation & facilitation experience
  • Positive vibes, you are a people person and are empathetic to the issues facing young people

  • To apply please send your CV and a short clip 30 – 60 secs to with the Subject Line: Application for Program Facilitator Melbourne. Your vid should tell us 1. who you are 2. what you’re passionate about 3. why you want to be a Batyr Program Facilitator. Don’t stress at all over video quality – we just want to hear what makes you tick.



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