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Dynamic and challenging role in youth education and engagement with the opportunity to make a lasting and positive difference in our community!
The Perth Hebrew Congregation (PHC) is Western Australia’s largest and longest established Orthodox Jewish congregation, providing a wide range of religious, educational and social services to the Perth Jewish community.

Led by a dynamic Rabbi and Rebbetzin and a professional management team, the PHC has created a strong youth foundation - Em
Power Jewish Youth for Life - and are now looking for that 'special someone’ to extend and grow youth education and engagement in our Shule.
The successful applicant will be self-motivated, with a professional approach and dynamic Jewish education and youth leadership skills.

This person will work closely with the Rabbi and the Operation
s Manager who will provide guidance and support to enable the delivery of relevant, dynamic programming that addresses the needs of the congregation and advances the short and medium-term objectives of the organisation. The purpose of the role is to proactively
extend and drive a vibrant youth program that engages youth from across the community in PHC life and learning. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Developing, extending and implementing the full range of children’s, teens and young adult's services on Shabbat and chaggim
  • Developing and implementing effective Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs (incl pre and post- b'not mitzvah programs)
  • Managing and teaching Em Power Learning programs including Jewish Studies and Hebrew reading lessons for students of all ages who do not attend the community’s Jewish day school as well as extension programs 
  • Engaging children, teenagers and young adults in shule life
  • Participation in religious services
  • Building the PHC brand by participating in communal functions and events
PHC is looking for an experienced and energetic “self-starter”, with an outgoing engaging personality. The applicant should be fluent in English and have strong interpersonal communication (written and verbal) skills. Computer and social media marketing and communication skills are also required.

The successful candidate will have excellent teaching skills and experience of teaching children and young adults as this is a key requirement of the role. 
The person will also have relevant tertiary qualifications and/or a Yeshiva background, including training in youth leadership, with an emphasis on outreach, Jewish education and community work. Applicants must be dati, by Orthodox standards and able to lead services. Competence in leining would be a bonus.

What we offer
  • A two-year, fixed-term contract position commencing June / July 2024
  • A comfortably furnished and fully equipped home on the PHC campus
  • A tax-friendly, competitive salary package, mobile phone, laptop and use of a car (applicants must have a current driver’s licence) 
  • 20 days annual leave per year in one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Active mentoring from the Rabbi and Management and responsive office / admin support
This is an exciting opportunity to build your career! 

If you believe that you have the ability to fulfil this key role on the PHC team (even though you may not have smicha), please submit your application including the following to (subject YR24):
  • A covering letter addressing the key responsibilities listed above and outlining why you are suitable for the role
  • Resume (max 3 pages)
  • Contactable references
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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