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Epilepsy Educator & Trainer, Full Time

Organisation : The Epilepsy Foundation

Location : Melbourne (Surrey Hills)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Education & Training

Sector : Health – General

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 2 Jun, 2019

About the Role

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The Epilepsy Foundation supports people living with epilepsy and their families to live the life they want. We seek a fulltime Epilepsy Educator/Trainer to deliver epilepsy education and training and to train others to deliver our programs.

The role will suit Registered Nurses or Enrolled Nurses with Endorsed Medications or equivalent health qualifications, who hold or are willing to obtain Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Epilepsy education and training is delivered to a range of audiences including direct care providers, health professionals, workplace and community organisations and early learning centre education staff when emergency medication is prescribed.

The position is full time however a 0.8 workload will be considered. In order to meet the role requirements you must be able to maintain flexible work hours and undertake travel with occasional overnight stays paid by the organisation. Typically, this can include work outside normal business hours and occasional weekends. Flexible start times and time in lieu provisions are in place for such occasions. Typically this would involve finishing training between the hours of 5.30pm-8.30pm at the venue site. Regional travel may be required with overnight stay.

During the peak training period in Term 1 of the school year, annual leave is generally not available. Flexibility to work additional hours at peak times would be an advantage.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in health care and/or workplace education and training, especially within established curriculum frameworks to a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of pedagogy and experience in the application of adult learning principles
  • Experience working within a quality framework
  • Experience with developing and maintaining client/customer relationships within a compliance operating environment
  • Knowledge of epilepsy and impact on the individual desirable

Based at our Surrey Hills office the position reports to the Education & Training Manager and offers challenge, opportunity and an attractive, above award remuneration package including salary packaged vehicle and other benefits. Well-developed knowledge of epilepsy is not required but a strong willingness to learn is essential.

All Epilepsy Foundation staff must complete a National Police Certificate before commencing employment. Epilepsy Educator/Trainers must also complete an application to the Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme (DWES) register.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation (EF) provides support for people living with epilepsy and their families to help them live better lives as defined by them.

Our services include information, advice and support, case management, as well as education and training, social and psychological research for and with people with epilepsy.

We work to raise awareness of epilepsy in organisations and in the broader community to reduce stigma and discrimination to create a more welcoming and inclusive society.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : 64 Educator & Trainer - May 2019

To obtain the position description and to find out more about working at the Epilepsy Foundation visit our website www.epilepsyfoundation.org.au or call Dora Petris, Education & Training Manager on 0419 335 927.

Application must include a covering letter and a CV which addresses the Position Competencies/Selection Criteria as described in the Position Description. 

Forward applications via email to jparker@epilepsyfoundation.org.au

Shortlisting will occur as applications are received and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The Epilepsy Foundation reserves the right to close this role to new applications prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

Applications close at midnight, Sunday 2nd June 2019

Epilepsy Foundation is an EEO employer and child safe organisation.


Please quote in application: Epilepsy Educator & Trainer, Full Time via Pro Bono Australia.


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