Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you have experience leading and working with groups of young people?

We are looking for motivated individuals to join our Mates and Dates facilitator team.

The ACC Mates & Dates programme is a healthy relationships programme for secondary school students. It’s designed to help prevent sexual and dating violence by teaching young people relationship skills and behaviours to carry with them throughout their lives. It’s about all kinds of relationships, including friends and family.

Mates & Dates is a multi-year programme that is taught to years 9-13 in one 50-minute session, each week for five weeks.

Mates & Dates aims to teach young people how to:

  • have healthy relationships based on respect, negotiation and consent
  • identify inappropriate behaviour
  • get help if they, or someone they know, are in an unhealthy relationship
  • safely intervene in situations that could lead to harm.

Each year’s content is appropriate for that age group and is taught by a pair of facilitators.

Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust has the contract to deliver this programme in Rotorua and Bay of Plenty high schools, and are currently recruiting Mates and Dates Facilitators. Initially these positions will be hired on a casual basis. Work will be within school hours.

If you are a dynamic leader, have experience in working with young people and delivery of programmes, and are committed to equipping  and supporting young people to develop positive relationships and reducing sexual/dating violence, then one of these roles may be for you!!!

Experience working with youth and or a knowledge of sexual violence prevention is preferred but not essential.

A tertiary qualification in Youth Work, Social Work, Nursing, Teaching or similar qualification would also be an advantage but not essential.

If you wish further information or to receive a job description please call Holly on 027 642 9577 or email her on

If you are interested in applying for these positions please submit a SEEK application or send a cover letter and your CV to