First listed on: 31 May 2024

Program Facilitator


In creating the Danny Frawley Centre Community (DFCC) our purpose is to build a healthy, connected and thriving community. We are a registered charity with DGR1 status. Our vision is for the DFCC to be Australian sport’s most impactful entity at strengthening mental fitness, for athletes, workplaces, schools, and the general community. We believe that people thrive when they feel a strong sense of belonging to a community and a connection to something bigger than themselves and we plan to build that sense for all those who visit the DFCC.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Program Facilitator to join our DFCC Team on a casual basis. 

About the role

As Program Facilitator at the DFCC, you will play a key role in the delivery of best practice mental fitness and wellbeing programs to maximise the mental fitness of local community groups.

Reporting to the Head of Community and Operations you will have experience in delivering health and wellbeing programs in a community, education, or sports setting, ideally with a focus on young people.  You will be an excellent communicator with a strong ability to form valued relationships with community members.  You will contribute to the facilitation of our community programs in schools and sports clubs, with a proven ability to engage with children and young adults in a fun, interactive and professional manner. You will commit to ensuring high quality and continuous improvement across all areas of your work, consistently using reflective practices to evaluate sessions. Your organisational and interpersonal skills will help drive even greater community impact from the DFC.

You will contribute to our goal to create a community where people are supported to achieve their best possible physical, mental, and social health. You will have a passion for innovating in the field of wellbeing and be able to demonstrate your experience in creating positive outcomes for communities.

Our Community Programs

Ahead of the Game

Movember’s Ahead of the Game aims to improve youth mental health through a whole-of-club approach for community AFL/Football Clubs. The program builds individual mental health literacy, resilience, and awareness to foster an inclusive and understanding environments for all involved.

Mental Fitness

Utilizing the practices and processes that underpin our elite teams, the Danny Frawley Centres’ flagship program teaches students what Mental Fitness means, why it’s important and how you can train your own Mental Fitness to be at your best and do what matters most.

Point and Be Proud

Inspired by Nicky Winmar’s motivating stand against racism in 1993, Point & Be Proud is a school-based program that aims to educate the community about the ongoing impacts of racism on mental health and wellbeing. It utilises The Ripple Effect documentary as part of its sessions, which further explores the repercussions of racism through the lens of some of the nation’s most iconic athletes.

Play to Your Strengths

Using St Kilda players as inspiration, Play To Your Strengths introduces students to Values In Action Character Strengths in a fun and engaging way. Through interactive exercises, students learn about the 24 universal character strengths, explore their top strengths and ways they can flex these in all aspects of life as well as gain an insight into the strengths of others.

Key Accountabilities
Program Facilitation

  • Effective group facilitation of all community programs in sporting clubs and schools 
  • Clear and concise delivery of program content that enables valuable understanding by participants. 
  • Exemplary active listening skills 
  • Ensuring high engagement with all participants during session delivery 
  • Establish a positive, professional, and mutually respectful relationship with participants. 
  • Instil young athletes and students with the tools and knowledge to improve their mental fitness.
  • Plan, implement and support the running of special DFC, School, and Sport Club events.
  • Present online when required

Individual Responsibilities 

  • Record and report on basic demographic data
  • Record and report on feedback and evaluation data
  • Asist the DFC Community Coordinator and Head of Community and Operations with tasks associated with program delivery and planning
  • Display exemplary professionalism, work ethic, attention to detail and empathy when liaising with sporting clubs and stakeholders
  • Ensure appropriate mental health training is up-to-date and relevant

About you 

  • Relevant Tertiary Degree or equivalent experience 
  • Knowledge and training in areas of wellbeing science 
  • Confident in public speaking
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills, including a commitment to open, honest, two-way, and frequent communication. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of passion to improve the mental fitness of young athletes and students 
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrated experience with engaging various stakeholders and the ability to influence people at all levels within the organisation 
  • Our Point and Be Proud program is facilitated by people with lived experience of racism, or who have close loved ones who have directly experienced racism and this has given the facilitator a deep understanding of the impacts of racism.  We encourage First Nations people who connect with this experience to apply.

What you need

  • At least 2 years experience in program facilitation, coaching or similar role
  • Able to work flexibly and facilitate sessions predominantly outside of business hours
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in AFL, local football/sport or a similar sporting organisation
  • Hold a current certificate (or ability to obtain) in Mental Health First Aid or have equivalent training 
  • Valid Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain one

What we offer

  • Fantastic culture of grounded people, passionate about what they do
  • On site LINTON STREET café
  • Free access to Aquatics Facilities at our Danny Frawley Centre for Health & Wellbeing
  • Free parking onsite & state of the art gym access 
  • Discounted St Kilda Football Club memberships and merchandise
  • Up to 40% discount on selected NEW BALANCE products
  • St Kilda Football Club-only Linen House product pricing
  • Discounted movie tickets through Hoyts
  • Crown Hotels 15% discount & 20% discount on food & beverage at participating Crown restaurants

If you connect with our values, who the DFCC are and where we are headed, this a brilliant opportunity for a talented Facilitator to join us.

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Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point above, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. 

Applications will close at 5pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2024. Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

The Danny Frawley Centre Community is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities.

We are committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and fostering a “child safe” culture. It is essential that anyone involved with the DFCC understands their responsibility in relation to child safety and supports such an environment. All employees of DFCC are required to have a valid Working With Children Check.

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