• Fixed Term 12 Month Contract, with view for permanency
  • 3 Days @ 22.8 hours per week
  • Full salary packaging benefits, and secure undercover parking

About us

Sexual Health Victoria (SHV) is a leading, not-for-profit, state-wide provider of sexual & reproductive health care, education & advocacy. Governed by a voluntary board of directors, we have been providing comprehensive reproductive and sexual health services in Victoria for over 50 years.

We deliver a range of services which are accessible, culturally relevant & responsive to the needs of the diverse Victorian community. These services include clinical care as well as education & training to help build the capacity of educators & health care professionals working in the reproductive and sexual health sector.

About the role

The Community Educator models excellence in education and learning practices through the provision of exemplary demonstration lessons, mentoring, and coaching of health and community workers and professionals to improve their confidence, skills, knowledge, and effectiveness when delivering Relationships and Sexuality Education programs within the community and school settings on a state-wide basis.

Key Accountabilities

Include, but are not limited to:

General

  • Provision of effective health promotion and education services regarding RSH education in individual and group settings to young people, the youth and community work sector, agencies, and organisations that work with young people.
  • Deliver RSH information that is in line with health promotion strategies as directed by the Schools and Community Manager, not limited to BBV/STI risk reduction, contraception options, Affirmative consent education and pregnancy options information
  • Delivery across metropolitan, rural, and regional Victoria

Education & Training

  • Provide professional learning opportunities for community professionals with the aim of improving confidence, knowledge, and skills in delivering RSH education
  • Mentor and/or coach youth and community workers and professionals, and model effective learning practice by supporting stakeholders to analyse and act on feedback about their current teaching practice
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design and refine expert learning resources and activities that can be shared with youth and community workers and the professional workforce.

Community & Advocacy

  • Work with external organisations, in both collaborative and advisory roles, to contribute to specialist educational resources
  • Provide learning opportunities for parents and carers, including foster and kinship carers (as the principal educators of children and young people) with the aim of improving confidence, knowledge, and skills in discussing relationships and sexuality with their children/young people
  • Liaise with community and school groups as required to confirm and conduct sessions

Research & Evaluation

  • Keep up to date with current educational practice and issues relating to sexuality education
  • Keep up to date with legislative changes relating to sex and relationships
  • Evaluate education programs

About you

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following key selection criteria:

  • Relevant qualifications within the education/health sector, including youth work, teaching, social work, nursing, disability work or community health
  • Workplace Training and Assessment Certificate IV (preferred)
  • Experience working within and with community organisations, youth and community agencies and organisations
  • Demonstrated education and training delivery skills especially in delivering relationships and sexuality education.
  • Highly developed time management, priority setting and organisational skills
  • Excellent MS Office program experience and skills
  • Self-motivated and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a dynamic and flexible team


The incumbent will be required to undertake & complete a satisfactory National Police Check & Working with Children Check.

How to apply

Please forward your resume & a brief cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the ‘About You’ header to hr@shvic.org.au . Applications without addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered.

To view the position description, go to https://shvic.org.au/careers

Applications close Wednesday 21st September 2022; however, applications will be viewed upon receipt so apply without delay.


We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.