Jul 16, 2021

Training and Education Officer - Disability Sport & Recreation - Closing 6 Aug 2021

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  • Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Full time, Contractor/temporary Education trainer

Job Description

Before applying please ensure that you meet the criteria:

  • You have lost a job or have experienced reduced hours (minimum 50%) as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic?

OR

  • You identify as having a disability? (If you identify as having a disability you do not have to have experienced reduced hours as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic)

About Us

In 1962, the ParaVics Sports Club was formed to help a group of eight athletes with disability compete in national and international sporting competitions. We are proud to be the birthplace of the Victorian Paralympic movement.

Today, our vision is to create Victoria where all people with disability can choose and access any sport or active recreation activity they want to engage with.

Our Mission is to provide and promote positive outcomes for people with a disability

We work directly with many stakeholders including community organisations, state sporting associations, local government, state government and partners to achieve our mission.

Purpose of the position:

The Training and Education Officer will support the capacity of mainstream and also disability sport and recreation organisations via the training and education of employees and volunteers to deliver programs to people with a disability in a COVID-19 context.

This Officer will develop a shared pool of trained employees and volunteers for the disability sport and recreation sector.

This Officer will also review existing DSR volunteer procedures and create a cohesive pathway for the development of employees and volunteers across the sector based on best practice model

What you will do

  • Liaise with the sector including state sporting associations, recreation organisations to  establish baseline metrics and a gap analysis on their capacity and confidence in delivering programs to people with a disability
  • Collate existing training resources for volunteers and employees in the disability sport and recreation sector and identify new resources and delivery methods to support wider uptake to enhance knowledge and capacity.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with other inclusion organisations to deliver training with an intersectional lens
  • Identify opportunities to educate and promote DSR’s ‘Seeing Capability Before Disability’ employment guide to sport and recreation organisations
  • Promote other DSR Resources such as the NDIS Sport and Recreation guide to the sector
  • Development of a simple ‘introduction to disability sport and recreation’ training product that educates and informs sport and recreation volunteers and providers around the key issues of inclusion in sport and recreation for people with disability. 
  • Consider opportunities for sector training to be provided both in person and virtually at DSR’s redeveloped office (to be open mid 2022).
  • Review DSR Volunteer management process including its existing handbook and website
  • Review pathway for people to volunteer and gain experience in disability sport and recreation, including people with disability.
  • Liaise with the sector including state sporting associations, recreation organisations to  establish baseline metrics and a gap analysis on their capacity and confidence in delivering programs to people with a disability
  • Collate existing training resources for volunteers and employees in the disability sport and recreation sector and identify new resources and delivery methods to support wider uptake to enhance knowledge and capacity.
  • Liaise with disability sport and recreation organisations to understand their volunteer resource needs

Where will you work?

This position will work flexibly from both the Disability Sport & Recreation (DSR) Collingwood office and from a home office (if applicable).

Employment length

This role is expected to be a full time limited tenure position for six months as part of an upcoming project

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Strong relationship building skills and the ability to work autonomously
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work autonomously, with strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with stakeholders
  • A strong understanding of training and education models, particularly supporting the development of volunteers and/or those working with people with disability.

Desirable Criteria

  • Sports Management / Business Degree
  • Drivers Licence
  • Experience working with people with disability
  • Experience in the not for profit sector
  • Experience in working within the Sport and Recreation sector
  • Ability to identify and translate best practice models into practice
  • Experience in identifying and translating best practice models into local contexts
  • Experience in the role of the NDIS in supporting people with disability to engage in sport and recreation

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