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Senior Prevention Advisor (Education)

Location : Melbourne (North Melbourne)

Organisation : Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (the foundation)

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $93,867 - $113,572

Application Closing Date : 28-01-2018

About the Role

About us
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (the foundation) is a statutory authority, established in 2011. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians by working with communities and government to deliver effective, evidence-based initiatives to prevent gambling harm and provide support for those seeking help. We take a public health approach to our work, which means we focus on prevention, early intervention and support for those who are particularly vulnerable to gambling harm as well as those living in regional and rural communities. Our prevention initiatives include statewide advertising campaigns and community programs and we work with venues to help create safer gambling environments. The foundation’s research program provides a robust evidence base that underpins our work, including providing policy advice on gambling products and their promotion, development of community messages, program delivery and wide ranging support and help services.

About the role
Our Prevention team is looking for a dynamic and qualified professional to play a key role in supporting young people to build resilience to gambling related harm and interrupt the normalisation of gambling at a local level, particularly via schools and other youth focused initiatives. Not only will this role be leading the strategic direction for the foundation’s School Education program, it will also be pivotal in promoting the foundation’s local school and youth initiatives at a state-level, gaining buy-in from education peak bodies and other agencies. Working relatively autonomously and being a subject matter expert for the foundation, the role will oversee the development of new resources and materials for teachers, parents and students that aim to foster informed attitudes towards gambling.

About you
You will be a qualified and experienced educator who has proven experience working collaboratively with colleagues and external educational stakeholders to drive program outcomes, and have demonstrated experience working on education focused public health programs and communication strategies. Demonstrated ability to work within complex operational environment is highly desirable, as is an understanding of the challenges faced in school environments.
You will be have a positive and professional approach, as well as sound influencing and negotiation skills. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills and your ability to deliver engaging presentations/group sessions is what will set you apart.

A tertiary qualification in secondary school teaching or other education related fields is a requirement.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (the foundation)
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (the foundation) is a statutory authority, established in 2011. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians by working with communities and government to deliver effective, evidence-based initiatives to prevent gambling harm and provide support for those seeking help. We take a public health approach to our work, which means we focus on prevention, early intervention and support for those who are particularly vulnerable to gambling harm as well as those living in regional and rural communities.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Alice Dunt

Phone : (03) 9452 2607

Please click here to apply. Applications should include a resume and covering letter addressing the key selection criteria (refer to position description). Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats."

Please quote in application: Senior Prevention Advisor (Education) via Pro Bono Australia.


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