Peer program management and the role of LDATs

Peer program management and the role of LDATs

Peer program management and the role of LDATs

Local Drug Action Team responsibilities

  • overseeing the design, delivery and monitoring of the peer support program, including encouraging young people’s ownership through co-design. A volunteer or paid Program Coordinator is required
  • program management, governance, quality and performance
  • communications with young people, peer supporters, parents/carers, stakeholders and relevant organisations
  • program reporting to ADF, advisory group or board of directors and funding bodies
  • promotion of the program and peer support activities
  • managing relationships with partners, sponsors and funding bodies
  • supervision of staff and volunteers.35

Peer Support Program Coordinator checklist

Peer Support Programs require a lead person or Program Coordinator to manage the various aspects of program delivery and monitoring. This Coordinator role may be a volunteer or paid position. It may be someone who is already working or volunteering within the LDAT or someone externally.

A checklist of what to look for in a Coordinator and an example of a Peer Support Program Coordinator Position Description are provided below as a guide for you to adapt and use.

What to look for in a Coordinator:

  • knowledge of peer support
  • experience working with young people
  • experience in program management and evaluation
  • excellent communication skills
  • well-developed organisational skills
  • well-developed networks and knowledge of the youth sector
  • experience in coaching and supervision of staff
  • submission and report writing
  • skills and knowledge of evaluation and continuous improvement techniques
  • commitment to stay for a period of time35
  • commitment to the vision, mission and values statement of the peer support program.


Program Coordinator position description

Finalising Peer Support Program Coordinator applicant checklist

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