‘YEP aims to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and positively EVOLVE young people’s perceptions, attitudes and behaviours around sexual health & blood borne viruses (SHBBV)’
The Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project has two main roles 1) to build the capacity of the youth sector to meet the sexual health and wellbeing needs of young people in WA 2) to provide relationship, sex, sexuality and SHBBV educational information to young people through a peer-based model. We deliver our peer-based model by hiring young people and training them in youth friendly SHBBV content – we call these trained young people the YEP Crew.
The YEP Crew consists of two part-time and two casual staff aged 18 to 25. The YEP Crew provide sexual health, relationships and blood-borne virus education through a range of creative, engaging, and interactive strategies. This includes facilitating workshops at youth centres, or residential settings or holding stalls at schools, community fairs and so on. The YEP Project Support Officer provides mentorship to the YEP Crew and co-delivers and supports the YEP Crew’s peer-education work. The YEP Crew also receive SHBBV and related training and attend regular team meetings.
We are currently recruiting for the YEP crew, applications close midnight 19 September 2019.
The YEP Project Support Officer (part-time) will work closely with the YEP Project Coordinator to reach all deliverables of the project, namely enhancing the capacity of the youth sector around SHBBV issues and developing youth friendly content on SHBBV issues. The YEP Project Support Officer acts as a senior member of the YEP crew in providing direct youth services; through the provision of engaging activities in the community. To view the position descriptions and how to apply follow this link: http://theyepproject.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/YEP-Project-Support-Officer-Part-time-Role-JD.pdf
For information on the casual YEP Crew and how to apply follow this link: http://theyepproject.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/YEP-Crew-Peer-Educator-Casual-Role-casual-JD.pdf
The YEP Project is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ young people and young people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply. Please advise of your status (if you wish) in your cover letter so that we may continue to employ a diverse team.