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Australian Camps Association - People Outdoors: Disability Support Worker - Recreation (VIC)

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To view the Position Description, please click here.

To apply please email a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current and complete resume to peopleoutdoors@auscamps.asn.au.
An Australian Citizenship or a current Australian Working Visa is required.

 

For further information please contact the People Outdoors Office on (03) 9863 6824 or via email.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Allambee Camp (VIC)
Outdoor Activity Instructor / Facilitator

AllambeeSide2019.gifOutdoor Activity Instructor / Facilitator for September/October 2022 dates

Allambee Camp is a small privately owned and operated residential camp providing outdoor adventure programs to mainly primary and secondary schools and community groups. Allambee Camp is looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and open-minded outdoor activity instructor / facilitator to assist with the following programs:

  • School holiday program 26-30th of September 2022
  • School program 3-7th of October 2022, Grade 6 camp

The main duties include program delivery and leading of various outdoor adventure activities such as Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Archery, High & Low ropes, Billy Carts, Initiative Course etc. Help in other areas such as support of kitchen staff and housekeeping staff is also required.

Requirements:

  • Minimum Cert. III in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent
  • Current Working With Children Check card
  • Current First Aid Certificate HLTAID003

Please call Imelda & Roman Cathomen on 03 5634 4221 for more information or apply with a current resume to info@allambeecamp.com

 
 

 
 

Halls Outdoor Education (VIC)
Journey Catering Manager

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Halls Outdoor Ed is looking for a Catering Manager for journey programs. Full-time, ongoing $65 000 - $85 000 p.a (depending on experience). Based in Gembrook, Vic. Main duties include planning, ordering and packing for a range of journey style programs. If you know food, outdoor programs and understand dietaries and spreadsheets - we need you! Training provided.

Halls Outdoor Education has been a leading provider of outdoor education programs for Victorian schools for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on providing nutritious meals and an ability to cater for all dietary needs.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position will be responsible for the overall provision of food for journey-based outdoor education programs.

Halls Outdoor Education has been a leading provider of outdoor education programs for Victorian schools for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on providing nutritious meals and an ability to cater for all dietary needs.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position will be responsible for the overall provision of food for journey-based outdoor education programs.

Click here to read the Job Description.

Applications Close: 20th August 2022

 
 

 
 

Anglesea Recreation Camp (VIC)
Senior Program Officer

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Are you seeking an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of young people? Keen to venture out to the coast and connect with nature? YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp, located by the famous Great Ocean Road, is seeking a passionate individual with a background in outdoor education and recreation to join their dynamic team. Apply now here!
  
About Anglesea Recreation Camp
Anglesea Recreation Camp is a coastal adventure camp, managed by YMCA Camps. Catering to schools and groups year-round, the team at Anglesea run a variety of programs and activities to suit every group, from beach swimming, canoeing and skateboarding by day, to campfires and stargazing by night. Featuring flexible accommodation options for clients, a vast array of outdoor activities, and nearby access to rivers and beaches, Anglesea Recreation Camp provides the rare opportunity to explore the sand, sea, surf, bush and river environments all in one place.
  
About the Role
As Senior Program Officer, you will assist the Program Coordinator in leading a team of staff to deliver programs and activities to visiting schools and community groups, and liaise with teachers and group leaders to ensure learning outcomes are achieved in an engaging and safe manner. This hands on role will see you supervising and training program staff, volunteers and placement students, as well as working directly in the program. You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all camp programs are delivered effectively and safely, through effective communication within your facilitating team
  • Continual review and improvement of current programs, as well as development of new programs
  • Responding to client needs to ensure exceptional quality of service
  • Risk management review and procedures in line with all camp programs
  • Upholding the values of the YMCA at all times

This is a permanent full-time role with an hourly rate of $23.50 - $28.48, based on qualifications and experience.

About You
You are a motivated individual, with experience in the delivery of outdoor recreation programs involving young people. You demonstrate strong leadership qualities, and possess strong interpersonal skills, which will allow you to build strong and positive relationships with a number of stakeholders. You are proactive, professional and organised with a proven capacity to ‘get the job done’. In return, YMCA Victoria offers you flexible working, rostering arrangements, opportunities for career development and growth, and a range of further benefits.
  
Mandatory Qualifications

  • Level 2 First Aid & current CPR certificate
  • Current Drivers Licence

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police check, working with children check and reference checks). To learn more about our commitment to safeguarding children and young people visit victoria.ymca.org.au
  

How to Apply
Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, click this link to read the full ad and apply, or email careers.vic@ymca.org.au for further information. 

Applications Close: 22 August 2022

 
 

 
 

Camp Goodenough (NSW)
Activity Instructor/ Guide

campgoodenough.pngCamp Goodenough is a family owned and operated Outdoor Adventure & Education Centre located 15 minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport at Carool NSW 2486.

We operate Monday – Friday during School Terms for School Groups from throughout South East Queensland and Northern NSW.

Established since 1984, we have bed capacity for 178 guests with all activities conducted on-site.

Our Activity Portfolio consists of the following :

  • High Ropes,
  • Giant’s Playground,
  • Leap of Faith,
  • Indoor Climbing,
  • Crate Stack,
  • Giant Swing,
  • Team Building,
  • Team Obstacle Course,
  • Billy Cart Construction,
  • Archery.

We are seeking motivated, professional, qualified/experienced instructors to join our family/team at Camp Goodenough.

The role includes leading groups in any of the above activities along with assisting in general daily routines.

If you are passionate about working with and leading students through fun adventurous activities then we would like to hear from you.

For an overview of our venue, please refer to our website: www.campgoodenough.com.au

Apply by sending your resume and covering letter to fun@campgoodenough.com.au

Applications close once appropriate candidate is found.

 
 

 
 

Land's Edge Foundation (NSW)
Outdoor Educator and Activity Instructor - Multiple Positions

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Company: Land’s Edge Foundation 

Job Location: Various locations throughout NSW inclu. Sydney, Illawarra, South Coast and Snowy Mountains. Land’s Edge main office is located in Berry, NSW. 

Terms of Employment: casual or term contracts available

Why work for Land’s Edge:

Land’s Edge Foundation offers not only a great learning and supportive environment for those new to the industry, but an opportunity for more seasoned Group Leaders to develop their Group Leading and Activity Instructing skills in a coastal environment.

At Land’s Edge Foundation we pride ourselves on the support offered not only during programs but pre-program as well. Our streamlined induction process gets you in the field sooner and all programs have a paid training day allocated to ensure that as a Group Leader you are set up with all the information you require prior to the students arriving.

About the Role:

Land’s Edge Foundation has multiple Group Leader and Activity Instructor positions available. If you are up for a challenge and would like to work with a great team we would love to hear from you.

The below dates and programs are available for Term 1 2022. Other work and programs in-between the below dates may also be available.

Term 1, 2022

  • February 5th – 11th Yr8 program in Murramarang
  • February 8th – 11th Yr5 program in the Illawarra
  • February 20th – 25th Yr7 program in Murramarang
  • February 27th – 4th March multiple programs in Chowder Bay/Murramarang/Illawarra
  • March 6th – 10th multiple programs in Chowder Bay/Murramarang/Illawarra
  • March 13th – 18th Yr8 program in Murramarang
  • March 15th – 18th Yr4 program in the Illawarra
  • March 20th – 25th Yr6 program in Chowder Bay
  • March 27th – 1st April Yr10 program in Murramarang
  • March 26th – 1st April Yr11 program in Kosciuszko
  • March 30th – 5th multiple programs in Chowder Bay and Murramarang
  • April 2nd – 7th Yr10 multiple programs in Kosciuszko, Blue Mountains

Term 2, 2022:

  • May 1st - 6th multiple programs in the Illawarra and Kosciuszko
  • May 8th - 13th multiple programs in Murramarang and Kosciuszko
  • May 15th - 20th multiple programs in Chowder Bay/Murramarang/Kosciuszko

Activities carried out whilst on a program and that Group Leaders participate in include:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • SUPing
  • Surfing
  • Beach Fishing

Benefits:

  • Paid training days
  • Awesome program locations throughout NSW, such as; Murramarang National Park, Kosciuszko National Park, the Illawarra region and Chowder Bay, Sydney.   
  • 24/7 program support and guidance from experienced Program Coordinators
  • Great team environment  
  • All meals whilst on program and during training days 
  • Pre-program accommodation available 

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in this role and have what it takes to be part of our team, please send through your resume to the below email or fill out the online form on our careers page.

info@landsedge.com.au

Website: landsedge.com.au/careers/

Phone: (02) 4234 3278

 
 

 
 

Camp Kokoda (QLD)
Operations Manager

campkokodalogo.pngORGANISATION OVERVIEW
Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-
Profit Commission (ACNC) holding Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status. It exists to transform the lives of young Australians through the Spirit of Kokoda.

The KYF has three main areas of operation; Kokoda Challenge Events, Kokoda Challenge Youth Programs and Outdoor Education. Our Outdoor Education sector has two facilities, Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park, and is a leading provider of journey-based camping programs that annually hosts more than 3000 school children. The diverse range of fun and challenging outdoor activities stimulate a sense of adventure outside familiar comfort zones, which empowers self-belief and discovery.

Camp Kokoda is a 660-acre property which is situated on the western shores of Maroon Dam,
containing 6 self- sufficient campsites with multiple activity sites. All programs are expedition style
programs.

Kokoda Park is a centre based facility in Thornton, about 20 minutes west of Laidley. It has dorm
accommodation for 140 students, commercial dining hall and adventure activities. Some expedition style programs are available at Kokoda Park but most will be centre based.

1. PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The Outdoor Education Operations Manager is an exciting opportunity for a 'hands on' highly motivated individual to join the Camp Kokoda team. We are looking for an experienced professional person to join our small team to help facilitate and manage the day to day Camp operations.

Reporting to the Director of Outdoor Education and managing a diverse team of predominantly
casual instructors, applicants will need to be able to problem solve, self-motivate, be flexible, enjoy
interacting with a diverse range of staff, clients, suppliers and stakeholders and have a passion for
working with our younger school aged generation and further growing our Outdoor Education
department.

Read full Job Ad here.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria to the
Director of Outdoor Education via admin@campkokoda.com.au

Applications will continue to be received until the right applicant is successful.

 
 

 
 

Kinglake Forest Adventures Camp (VIC)
Inspiring Group Facilitators, Kinglake, Victoria

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Kinglake Forest Adventures Camp & Journey Development Programs

Casual / Freelance positions / Core Team Contract positions available.


Kinglake Forest Adventures Camp (KFAC) & Journey Development Programs (JDP) are looking for some new facilitators to join our team.


Do you really want to inspire and develop young people and organisations? Do you want to develop yourself? Do you want to be part of a positive and inspiring team that thinks likewise and is genuinely connected? Perhaps now, more than ever this rings true to you.


KFAC & JDP has a reputation for innovative programs that you will not find eleswhere. Our team is experienced, diverse and motivated and our camp & programs are full of energy and achievements the team is proud of.

During the lockdown era we have been very successful in maintaining a strong culture within our team that allowed us to have a very successful start to 2021 as camps started running again.


Hear from our Leader: https://youtu.be/t9c8gqvetR0 


We have recently been creating some new exciting Journey programs across Victoria and some new ventures in the Whitsundays & The Red Centre.


As a group facilitator at KFA you will be involved in delivering our industry leading camp programs with wellbeing and life skills development being very prominent. Delivered in an outdoor forest setting at our residential camp, light expedition programs and some various offsite locations.


The team generally consists of one third Cert IV Outdoor Reccers, one third recent teacher grads with OEd or SportRec and one third just great natural group facilitators.


The common thread is an unshakeable focus on outcomes, a desire to continually learn and an intention to make all others in the whole team the best they can be. There are a limited number of core team contracted positions for term 3 & 4 that would continue into the 2022 season. KFA’s unique development opportunity would begin for you on 28 th September 2021 when we will do our staff development program.


KFA operates from 800 hectares of parks and forests just 60 minutes North of Melbourne
CBD. Onsite shared accommodation and all meals are included for crew. If you fit the profile and would like to be a part of the family please enquire.


Camp Facilitation Duties may involve:

  • Facilitating initiative activities
  • Delivering challenge ropes experiences
  • Group facilitation throughout a themed camp
  • Leading overnight and multi day hiking trips
  • Coaching individuals and groups through experiential learning processes

Note: At KFA you stay with the same group throughout the duration of the camp experience.


Selection Criteria:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Challenge Ropes Conductor certificate preferred but not essential
  • CPR, Anaphylaxis management and Level II First Aid or willingness to obtain
  • A commitment to truly understanding our programs including positive psychology and personal development components
  • A passion for achieving individual and group development
  • Current working with children card

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A Cert IV in Outdoor Rec or equivalent.
  • Wilderness 1st Aid or Remote Area 1 st Aid
  • Hard skills in Bush walking
  • Challenge Ropes Conduct or Supervise
  • Outdoor Ed or Sport and Rec teaching qualifications

KFAC and JDP are committed to creating a safe environment for children and young people. All applicants must comply to our child protection policy and drug and alcohol policy and will undergo a screening process prior to employment. If hired, you must provide a copy of a current working with children card and any noted qualification certificates.

Please visit our websites www.kfacamp.com.au, journeyorgdev.com.au and tourism experiences at www.kinglakeforestadventures.com.au for an insight into our camp.

Applications including two experience related references:
Via email to Maddy Bennett at office@journeydp.com.au

 
 

 
 

People Outdoors (Ballarat, VIC)
Disability Support Worker - Recreation

Australian Camps Association - People Outdoors: Disability Support Worker - Recreation (VIC)

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THE ROLE:

The role is casual and will require your attendance and participation on a camp from start to finish. This role will involve shifts from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, shifts on public holidays and during school holidays from Monday to Friday. Some minibus transports. Predominantly Ballarat and surrounds start and finish.

THE ROLE’S KEY RESPONSIBILITIES ARE TO MANAGE:

Program delivery:

  • To ensure the delivery of programs that are flexible and ensure outcomes are positive and of high quality
  • Provide high quality, professional and individualised support to participants.
  • Respect and develop professional relationships with participants, using appropriate terminology and creating a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Provide physical assistance as required to participants including all aspects of manual handling, lifting, bending, stretching and physical transfers of participants.
  • Provide assistance with toileting, showering, meal assistance, medication, grooming, dressing and other tasks as required.
  • Assist participants in participating in activities on camp by encouraging and facilitating involvement where possible and practical.
  • Report any observations that may affect participant activities and the running of the programs.
  • Write incident reports and report all incidents in accordance with policies to the Lead Disability Support Worker.
  • Work together with Co-Disability Support Workers and Volunteers.

Governance tasks

  • Complete documentation of attendance and outcomes for participants.
  • Promote and support People Outdoors programs.
  • Complete any other tasks as directed by People Outdoors.

An Australian Citizenship or a current Australian Working Visa is required.

View Position Description here.

For more information please contact Simon Milligan at simon@auscamps.asn.au

 
 

 
 

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures (SA)
Outdoor Education Facilitators

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To provide a positive and safe learning environment for people who attend a Wilderness Escape outdoor education program and/ or camps.

To support and uphold outdoor educational learning principles and promote a positive outdoor educational experience which will encourage the desire to participate in future outdoor experiences.

To supply and facilitate an environment in which people will learn skills in a broad range of outdoor educational activities as well as philosophies that will promote a desire to continue to participate and extend their outdoor skills and experiences in the future.

Requirements

  • Current Remote Area or Wilderness First Aid
  • Australian or New Zealand residency or a current working visa with clear travel plans.
  • Child Safe Environments, Responding to Abuse and Neglect;
  • DSCI clearance (working with children clearance) South Australia
  • MR (bus) License (preferable); will need to obtain Driver Accreditation on commencement.
  • Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion.
  • Food Handling and Hygiene.
2 or more activity specific qualifications preferred with a willingness to extend

All Australian National Training Package qualifications will be accepted.  International qualifications will be considered.

  • Bushwalking; easy untracked to remote
  • Flatwater Kayak/Canoe Guide or Instructor – Australian Canoeing
  • Small Dinghy Sailing Instructor - Yachting Australia
  • Surf Coach Level 1 - Surfing Australia
  • High Ropes Facilitator, (internal practical training also provided).
  • Natural Surface Climbing - Top Rope Guide /Instructor
  • Instruct Snorkeling skills, PADI or SSI.

Preferences will be given to people who have experience with diverse age groups and styles of programs from base/ residential to journey based expeditions. 

Our pay and conditions come under a Fair Work registered Enterprise Agreement.   Full time instructing positions may be available. 

Wilderness Escape has been providing schools and other groups with quality outdoor programs for 28 years and is the largest provider of school camps, excursions and outdoor pursuits in South Australia and one of the largest on a national scale.  We provide outdoor experiences to schools from a junior primary level up to senior secondary. 

Our aim is to improve the relationship that people have with the outdoors and enjoy a range of recreational and educational experiences. We utilise outdoor settings as a means of escape from social stresses; to gain better understanding of ourselves; improve our relationships with others and find enjoyment associating within groups away from our structured surroundings.

South Australia is a great place to run outdoor programs as we can offer diverse activities and environments all year round.  The added variety of conducting day programs, base camps and journey expeditions helps to give balance. 

We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic instructors; people who have multiple qualifications.  We take care to give variety of programs to reduce burnout.   Work all year round is a refreshing reward when people come to South Australia.

Training and upskilling is advantageous and something we encourage and provide.  We have an extensive training calendar as we believe multi skilling continues to be a win/win.

Resumes and letters of interest can be directed to:
employment@wildernessescape.com.au

 
 

 
 

Bindaree Outdoor Education - Coastlife (NSW)
Casual Outdoor Staff

coastlife.jpgBe inspired, challenge yourself and educate for the future.

Coastlife is owned by Bindaree Outdoor Education Services which is a private company based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs with a proud 30-year history specializing and delivering quality outdoor education programing to school and corporate groups throughout Victoria.


Coastlife has been providing exciting outdoor  education experiences to students from across NSW, the ACT and Victoria for almost 26 years and was recently purchased by Bindaree.
We work collaboratively with schools to design, plan and deliver exceptional outdoor education programs on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. Every program is tailor made to the client group with an educational, professional and fun focus. Coastlife provides an all-inclusive service by combining transport, quality catering, comfortable accommodation and creative outdoor education activities into one complete camp package.

Coastlife works mainly with secondary schools to deliver sequential, progressive and educational outdoor camp programs. We strive to set the highest standards in areas of safety and professionalism as well as program and curriculum development and are seeking experienced Outdoor Educators and / or Coastal Activity leaders to join our team from 2020 and into the future.

READ FULL JOB AD HERE.

For all questions relating to this role please contact the Program Staffing Manager:
Shannon Grass at Shannon.grass@coastlife.com.au

Thank you for your time and interest in this position.

We look forward to your application.
Workload:   Casual

 
 

 
 

Halls Outdoor Education (VIC)
Casual / Freelance Staff

halls_logo.pngHalls Outdoor Ed operates throughout Victoria providing quality outdoor education programs for its clients.  We also operate 3 hardtop venues. 

We are constantly recruiting casual staff to fill a number of positions throughout the year.

Halls OE has in place an Enterprise Agreement which governs its pay rates to casul staff.

We would like for freelance and casual staff to send their resume and logbook as their expression of interest to work for Halls OE.

Where: Gembrook, Victoria, Australia

Workload: Casual    

Closing Date: N/A

Contact... Rob Cooling
Halls Outdoor Education
Lot 3 Beenak Rd
Gembrook Victoria Australia 3820

Phone: 03 5968 1739

Email: robc@hallsoutdoored.com.au

Website: http://www.hallsoutdoored.com.au

 
 
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