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Psychosocial Training Facilitator

Location: Christchurch


Casual Employment Agreement – Fixed Term until 30 June 2016

We are an organisation with over 10,000 voluntary members and 450 staff. We have an exciting opportunity in the Christchurch-based Earthquake Recovery Team for a Psychosocial Training Facilitator.

The successful candidate will ensure the delivery of high quality training sessions and workshops and will contribute to the on-going learning and development of the Psychosocial Training Programme.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • undertaking training to become familiar with the Recovery Matters training materials for each of the following audiences: Red Cross personal, external workplace staff and volunteers and community members
  • preparing for each of the sessions, using the training tools and updates provided
  • facilitating delivery of Recovery Matters training and workshops and other psychosocial training for Red Cross personal as required
  • participating in regular facilitator meetings, providing feedback on sessions and input to content where appropriate.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • have proven experience in facilitating training within an adult learning environment
  • are an excellent communicator
  • have an understanding of psychosocial concepts
  • hold a relevant qualification, preferably in psychology, social work or mental health
  • have experience in community engagement and/or community development
  • possess strong people management skills and are able to adapt to different audience styles and needs
  • have an understanding of the recovery context and/or experience living in Canterbury during and/or after the 2010/2011 earthquakes.

To discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Martin Stuart (Team Leader – Psychosocial Recovery), at New Zealand Red Cross (03) 338 4969.

All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form. Please send your application by email to

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 27th of May 2015.


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