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Programmes Facilitator

At Life101, we offer comprehensive life and financial skills programmes to people in prisons and on probation, community groups and youth with complex needs. The success we have seen has meant that we are looking to grow our team to be able to service more people. Please click here to see a short explainer video on what we do and why we do it.

We are looking for a contract programmes facilitator to lead delivery of one-day and four-day programmes for groups of 10-20 individuals.

In addition to the below requirements we are looking for someone with the flexibility to work up to four days per week delivering programmes as and when required. Ideally this fits around other work/family commitments you have – we are open to considering options.

Typical requirements of the role may include (but not limited to):

  • be willing to work in prisons and probation centres with individuals ranging from low to high security classifications.
  • be willing to work in low decile schools with students who have likely disengaged from the curriculum.
  • facilitate learning, guide and manage participant groups from all walks of life through the Life101 content.
  • possess the skills, presence and maturity to positively deal with potentially challenging participants in a patient and authentic way.
  • adhere to the learning outcomes and workbook format of each workshop as much as is realistically possible, depending on the group.
  • share personal stories and anecdotes to foster open communication with participants.
  • have the natural ability to motivate participants to make positive choices in their lives by creating a safe, interesting and inspiring space that enables them to engage with learning, and their personal development.

Other key attributes required for this role are:

  • a minimum of 3 years of facilitation experience, preferably in facilitating self-created and/or ‘soft skills’ programmes.
  • ability to work with groups of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • a natural storyteller.
  • understanding and appreciation of Māori and Pasifika cultures.
  • ability to practice culturally safe ways of working with Māori.
  • naturally strong problem solving mindset and the ability to “dance in the moment” in front of a group of people.
  • passionate about the “greater good”- for participants, whānau, and communities.
  • highly developed interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • flexibility to travel out of Auckland (Northland, Wellington, Waikato etc) and spend multiple nights away from home.

To be successful in this role you will need to be more than a teacher of information. You will need to have the natural ability to get across the magic that motivates someone to want to put what they’ve learnt into action. If someone is not motivated to want to save money (for example) then there is no point in teaching them how to save money.

This is a neat and impactful opportunity to join a collaborative and motivated team who’re passionate about what we do, and what we are going to be doing.

If this role interests you and you’d like to apply please email your CV and a cover letter to nick@life101.co.nz

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position.