Community Street Soccer Program Coordinator & Coach - Parramatta (BB-8A319)
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An exciting role within The Big Issue’s long-standing national Community Street Soccer Program. The Parramatta Coordinator & Coach role is 4 hours/week and supports our weekly 2-hour Parramatta program which runs on Thursday afternoons.
ABOUT THE BIG ISSUE COMMUNITY STREET SOCCER PROGRAM
The Big Issue Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and creating work opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage.
The Community Street Soccer Program, known as Street Soccer, is an initiative of The Big Issue that uses the power of sport to change lives. Street Soccer promotes social inclusion and personal change for participants by providing support and promoting participation, inclusiveness, commitment and team spirit.
The heart of Street Soccer is weekly training sessions held across Australia. Participants get together in a safe and non-threatening environment, allowing them to get fit, make new friends and seek support and advice.
Through the program, we engage people who in many cases have given up on counselling and traditional support systems and services. Our support staff also work closely with players, linking them to services that address issues including homelessness, substance abuse, family breakdown and mental illness.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Parramatta Coordinator & Coach is responsible for delivering a soccer program people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage in Parramatta.
This is a role that allows you to use your enthusiasm, energy, interpersonal and communication skills to motivate people in difficult circumstances helping by them set themselves achievable goals and encouraging them to seek support for the issues that they may be facing. The most critical aspect of the role is connecting with the participants and providing them with direction and encouragement to develop and grow as individuals in our community.
Demonstrated experience in a sport or community role would be highly regarded, but not essential. We are looking for someone with a maturity in their attitude, confidence and natural communication skills to work easily with our clients, other staff members and volunteers.
Key Result Areas
1. Coordination of Street Soccer Program
Work with the NSW Coordinator to implement and monitor program initiatives to reach health related KPIs for the Parramatta program, including:
2. Ensure effective administration of the program
Key Skills and Knowledge
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