WARCA Education Coordinator – Development
- Permanent part-time opportunity (0.6FTE)
- Base salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging
- Based in our Perth office
About the WA Recovery College Alliance (WARCA)
The WA Recovery College Alliance (WARCA) is working to promote mental health and wellbeing (recovery) for all throughout the community, by offering recovery-focused learning which inspires hope through transformative education. Through the Recovery College, we seek to transform lives and communities.
WARCA offers a range of recovery-focused short courses and workshops that are underpinned by co-design and co-production values and principles. Our courses offer opportunities for people to enhance knowledge, skills, connections and relationships, as well as build the recovery capital resources necessary to navigate their problems and (re)-build their lives. The aim of WARCA courses is to create the conditions for people to take control of their own lives by providing leadership pathways for the future. We embrace inclusivity, diverse worldviews and transformative, emancipatory teaching.
WARCA enables community members and mental health professionals to have access to an educational approach that supports the understanding of mental health, substance use challenges wellbeing and recovery from multiple viewpoints and sources of expertise. The Recovery College operates statewide from regional hubs and satellite locations.
We operate according to the WARCA Integrity Framework and WARCA Recovery Ethos.
To find out more visit the WARCA website
Reporting to the WARCA Principal, this position will be responsible for the educational elements of the Recovery College, and for supporting and developing new Recovery College Educators. Guided by our WARCA purpose and values, this role is responsible for leading many educational aspects of the Recovery College. The role will:
- Co-ordinate aspects of the Educator Foundation Program (EFP);
- Lead resource development for educators;
- Lead design and development of Educator professional development and co-facilitate professional development;
- Lead quality assurance processes to ensure a high standard of course content and alignment with the College’s Integrity Framework.
This position is offered on a permanent part-time basis (0.6FTE) based in our Perth office.
Here’s a copy of the Position Description
This exciting position draws on the professional skills of a facilitator who is passionate and experienced in transformational education.
- Degree level qualification in Education or relevant professional experience;
- National Police Clearance (valid within 6 months), Working with Children Card, Proof of Australian Working Rights;
- Current Drivers License
Required skills & experience:
- Well Developed computer skills, including Microsoft office and data reporting programs
- Demonstrated skills and knowledge in developing and delivering interactive and engaging courses to support growth in teaching, facilitation and transformational education
- Ability to design programs that utilise adult learning principles whilst also taking into account the diversity of needs and learning styles of students.
- Knowledge of Recovery College principles, co-production and the role of emancipatory education in transforming lives
- Knowledge of contemporary understandings of recovery and mental distress
- Experience in education resource development
- Ability to coach and support others to develop and deliver effective, recovery oriented learning programs.
- Understanding of the barriers to engagement that people with expertise by experience encounter in relation to education and ways to overcome these.
- Ability to work autonomously and develop the scope of the role and guide new directions as well working collaboratively with others and contributing positively to team culture.
- Strong stakeholder engagement skills to maximise opportunities for WARCA expansion
- Awareness of community development principles
- Demonstrates values based practice
- Has an awareness and understanding of the lived experience literature
What we offer
In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will work in a supportive and positive environment with staff that live by HelpingMinds’ values and have a strong focus on community needs. We understand the importance of health and wellbeing and offer an employee wellness program.
Benefits and Remuneration include:
- Base Salary: $86,363 per annum (pro rata)
- Generous superannuation contributions starting at 11%, increasing to 12% once reaching one year of continuous service
- Generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum
- Professional development and support around training opportunities
- Great annual leave entitlements starting at 5 weeks per year (pro rata). Increasing to six weeks (pro rata) once reaching three years of continuous service
- Two additional wellness days per year to support your own mental health. Increasing to three days at three years of contusions service (pro rata)
- ICT Equipment Provided
- Mileage Reimbursed
- Access to EAP services
- A supportive team environment
How to Apply
To apply for this position and take the next steps towards a rewarding career with HelpingMinds, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the Recruitment team on 08 9427 7100
HelpingMinds is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQIA+, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.