The world needs more people like you!
Here is a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference for young people across Australia. We are looking for a very special group of people that can inspire and connect youth from all over Australia, are you what we are looking for?
You will be trained in wellbeing, coaching and group facilitation so you can bring your best to our youth sessions. In addition, these skills are highly sought after. On completing your Highway training you will be accredited to start facilitating our Highway sessions as soon as June 2021.
If you can commit to 90 minutes per week, from the comfort of your home, to change a group of young people's lives - then this is for you!
To inspire youth to be the best versions of themselves, empowered
to change their world for good and helping others to do the same.
A BIT ABOUT HIGHWAY
We are a dynamic and innovative youth charity organisation. We are different. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong, we inspire youth to move towards goals that energise and make them the best versions of themselves. In these challenging and changing times, young people need to be led by hope and their own inspired goals to help navigate their lives away from mental illness and loneliness.
At Highway, young people can feel connected, heard, safe and inspired.
At Highway we help young people to find their way in life.
LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2021, SO JOIN THE HIGHWAY LAUNCH TEAM!
Highway Foundation is a start-up youth charity that is taking a new road for young people! If you are looking to find more about us online, you won’t find much as we are a newly established organisation. We will be officially launching Highway Foundation in June 2021. This is when we will go live to the public with our services, full website, social media and online presence.
We know that our official launch will be amazing and we hope you will be part of it! We are now in the midst of building our incredible team that will bring the Highway experience alive. We are looking to recruit 20 Highway Foundation Facilitators.
If you are selected as a Highway Youth Facilitator you will be the inaugural first cohort. You will be breaking new ground in youth wellbeing that has never been travelled before!
“We act according to the image we create for ourselves.
Therefore helping young people to have a positive self-image of themselves and have inspiring goals that energise them is so important.”
A Highway Youth Facilitator is a very special person. They help young people feel belonging and inspire them to become the best version of themselves, through transformational and inspiring group sessions and workshops. They would have fulfilled the rigorous Highway Youth Facilitator’s Accreditation which encompasses youth wellbeing, coaching and mental health first aid.
They work with young people aged 10 to 24 years of age to talk about things that are important and inspire them to take action in their life. Highway Foundation bring groups of similar young people together online across Australia led by a Highway Youth Facilitator. Our Highway Youth Facilitators have the gift for listening. They hold a safe space without judgement so young people can speak their truth. By focusing on a young person’s journey through the day to day experiences and conversations of their life – we can help young people to see what inspires them and makes them feel more excited about life.
Young people can therefore find the path that feels right for them to follow. During these conversations they can also reflect on what might be holding them back from being the best version of themselves. With greater clarity, self-awareness and the support of other young people in their group who are on the same journey - transformational change can happen!
WHAT WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE NOT.
HIGHWAY YOUTH FACILITATORS ARE COMPANIONS.
We walk next to each young person. Holding authentic safe spaces for young people to journey and reflect on their lived experiences. We allow them to grow, to safely reflect and find their true self without fear of judgement or rejection. We help young people hear themselves. What greater gift is there than to be truly understood?
HIGHWAY YOUTH FACILITATORS are not counsellors.
We do not discuss or provide advice on mental distress for young people. We do not treat mental illness because there are a lot of exceptional dedicated services such as Lifeline and Beyond Blue who already excel in supporting mental illness.
HIGHWAY YOUTH FACILITATORS are not coaches.
We don’t walk behind young people and push them to achieve or act.
HIGHWAY YOUTH FACILITATORS are not mentors.
We don’t walk in front of young people to show them the way or give direction but if they decide they want more self-development we have a lot of resources and workshops to support them. We meet young people where they are at and help them to work things out for themselves. It's not our story or journey - it's theirs.
* Aged 18 -25 years
* Love people and love community volunteering
* Natural ability to listen and empathise
* Leadership skills
* Sense of self and quiet confidence
* Reliable, resilient and committed
* Love to learn
* Integrity and wonderful people skills
*Ability to attend all dates for training as listed below
IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES? GREAT. PLEASE APPLY BELOW NOW!
We will be reviewing and interviewing candidates every day. Once we have reached our intake numbers we will stop receiving Expressions of Interest so we may have completed recruitment before March 12th. So apply now and if you know anyone else who you think would be a great Highway Youth Facilitators then please refer them to this page. If you can't make the current training program - no problem! Please send us the Expression of Interest anyway and we will keep you in mind for future intakes.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
Your journey and personal growth is everything to us. You can only give what you receive. At Highway Foundation, we believe your personal growth and development is paramount. Only when you are at your best can you bring the best to our young people. To that end, professional wellbeing training, personal development and ongoing supervision and companionship of your personal journey is the hallmark of our organisation.
You are not just a facilitator but we want to know you as a person and encourage the best in your own personal life journey. As you grow with us, you will find Highway Foundation a true place of belonging and connection for you.
We are investing a lot in you. To ensure the quality delivery of our programs we have to bring the best out in you. To do that, we put you through the Highway Youth Facilitator Accreditation.
You must be able to attend all dates to achieve accreditation.
If you feel you cannot make any of the dates below, we totally understand you have many commitments as a young person. Please do not apply for this intake. Just register your interest and we will contact you when we are doing the next intake round.