Jobs: Training Co-ordinator Position – Melbourne


 Melbourne CBD Location

Part-time or Full-time negotiable (4-5 days)

Remuneration based on knowledge and experience (negotiable). SMART Recovery Australia (SRAU) offers salary packaging.

About SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based program for people with addictive behaviour. It is delivered in a facilitated mutual aid (self-help) group setting.


About SMART Recovery Australia

SMART Recovery Australia Limited is a registered Not-for-Profit Organisation as a company limited by guarantee. SRAU is also recognised as a health promotion charity.


SRAU Head office is in Haymarket, Sydney.

About the Role:

The Training Coordinator (Vic, SA & Tas Region) will report directly to the SMART Recovery Australian Executive Director and be responsible for the following:

  • SMART Recovery training in the Vic, SA & Tas region.
  • Assist the further development of SMART Recovery groups in Australia with the particular focus on the Vic, SA & Tas region.
  • Assist the National Training Coordinator with other training.
  • Assist the development and implementation of refresher and new training packages.
  • Assist the SRAU team with marketing of the training and groups; including presenting at conferences.
  • Assist the development and implementation of online groups.
  • Assist with the evaluation of the training and groups.
  • Participate in the research agenda of the organisation.
  • Convene committees relevant to your role, as determined through negotiation with the Executive Director.
  • Be prepared to travel interstate.

The role will receive remote secretariat support.

Skills and Attributes:

 Essential criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification, and a graduate degree in health promotion, psychology, education or similar will be favoured.
  • High level of awareness of the alcohol and other drugs, addictions and mental health fields.
  • At least 5 years experience in the related field(s).
  • Can demonstrate excellence in facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Can demonstrate a solid understanding of models of peer support.
  • High level written, verbal, information technology and digital media skills.
  • Demonstrate can work independently, and as part of a small team.

Highly Desirable Criteria:

  • Have had experience training on-line.
  • Have had experience un-paid or paid work for a Not-for-Profit organisation.

For a copy of the position description email


All applicants must:


  • Provide a cover letter as part of their application
  • Address the essential and highly desirable criteria, detailing how they best meet the criteria.
  • Provide a C.V. with three references.


For more information:


Contact:            Josette Freeman           Email:

Phone:              02-9373-5100                 Website:



Application close on: 5pm Wednesday 30th April 2014


Please email applications to:   Ryan McGlaughlin, Executive Director