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St Peters Lutheran College
Crows Nest, QLD
(Inserted: July 14, 2017)
Permanent Full-time position
St Peters Lutheran College seeks an experienced Outdoor Educator for ‘Ironbark’, the college’s outdoor education centre located near Crows Nest, approximately 2 ¼ hours north-west of Brisbane.
Ironbark operates 5 week courses throughout the year for the college’s Year 9 students, in a natural bush environment, incorporating outdoor adventure activities and a mixed working farm.
This is a permanent fulltime position with accommodation provided onsite.
Applicants must have Outdoor qualifications and be willing to:
- work some long days, public holidays and some weekends
- lead groups in Bushwalking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, High and Low Ropes.
- attain a Qld Working with Children ‘Blue Card’.
A position description, including selection criteria, and further details are available by contacting the Director of Ironbark, Matthew Sullivan by phone (07) 4698 1171 or email email@example.com
Applicants are expected to support the Christian ethos of this Lutheran College.
To apply for this position applicants are required to submit a resume and response to the selection criteria (listed in the position description) along with names and contact details of two professional referees. Applications should be marked private and confidential and addressed to:
The Director of Ironbark
PO Box 27
Crows Nest QLD 4355
or emailed with cover note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close: Friday, 4 August 2017
Outdoor Education Instructor
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
Immanuel Lutheran College
(Inserted: July 11, 2017)
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre is owned and operated by Immanuel Lutheran College. It specialises in month long residential programs for groups in Years 9 and 10. Programs include high ropes, horse riding, archery, farm activities, hiking and camping, along with many other activities.
The main goal of the outdoor education program is that students experience community living and grow in their own self-sufficiency and confidence in who they are.
Mt Binga’s Values are that all participants will:-
- Show Initiative
- Challenge Themselves
- Take Responsibility
- Respect Our Environment
- Have Gratitude
- Engage in Community
Suitably qualified instructors are invited to apply for the following:
Outdoor Education Instructor 1.0 FTE Contract
2017 Contract Period: 14 August – 1 December 2017
(With the possibility of long term contracts beyond 2017)
- Applicants must be able to live and work within the Christian ethos of the College
- Cert III or Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation
- OR long term experience with horse management and care and animal husbandry, in a farm setting.
- Background in working with youth in a pastoral care/counselling role or equivalent Outdoor Education role would be highly regarded.
- Ability to recognise potential risks and emergency situations in outdoor activities and a rural setting, and coordinate responses where required.
- Hold current Senior First Aid certificate (Wilderness/Remote Area First Aid qualification will be considered favourably)
About Working at Mt Binga:
The Centre is a former logging camp and has been an Outdoor Education Centre since 1982.
Mt Binga is a small community of staff that live on site in modern accommodation. The closest country town is Blackbutt (24kms), with the closest city being Toowoomba (76km). You can expect to live a farm lifestyle, with some modern conveniences.
Further information including position descriptions are available at the website listed below.
Electronic applications including the names of three current referees, and addressing the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Job and Person Specification to:
Immanuel Lutheran College
PO Box 5025
Maroochydore BC QLD 4558
Applications close 4pm, Monday 24 July 2017.
Female Outdoor Education Teacher
The Rockhampton Grammar School
Emu Park, QLD
(Inserted: May 29, 2017)
Position commences Term 3, 2017
Key Duties and Responsibilities
The Outdoor Education Teacher will be responsible for facilitation and planning/co-planning Outdoor Education, Certificate II Outdoor Recreation, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and other programs at The Rockhampton Grammar School and the Ritamada Outdoor Education Campus near Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast. As a staff member of The Rockhampton Grammar School the Outdoor Education Teacher will uphold the values and educational standards of the school. The Outdoor Education Teacher will provide support to the Director of Ritamada to facilitate all aspects of the Outdoor Education program.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in development of Outdoor Education, Cert. II Outdoor Recreation and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme program
- Lead and co-lead activity sessions, camp programs and extended camps in the Outdoor Education program
- Lead and co-lead theoretical, practical day classes, day expeditions and extended expeditions in the Cert. II Outdoor Recreation program
- Assess the academic and practical skill progress of Cert II participants and keep records
- Help develop coursing materials if needed
- Assist in the effective running of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
- Daily planning toward short, medium and long term goal attainment in both programs
- Facilitate specific activities to industry best practice and Risk Management standards
- Take direction from and report to the Director of Ritamada
- Uphold, maintain and co-develop risk management and standard operating procedures
- Organise logistical components of programs
- Administrate programs and communications to a high level
- Keep diary notes of program progress
- Drive school vehicles and buses with utmost care and consideration with regard to school policy on vehicles
- Assist in visiting school classes for program preparation
- Liaise with school staff to ensure their integral involvement and readiness in the outdoor program
- Participate in regular skills development and maintenance and scenario training
- Assist in maintaining outdoor education equipment and storage shed.
- Assist in the delivery of a safe, organised and effective Outdoor Education program
- Assist in the delivery of a safe, organised and effective Certificate II Outdoor Recreation and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
- Ensure all aspects of work are done to a high standard of safety in accordance with industry best practice risk management
- Ensure all aspects of work are done to a high standard.
- Maintain safe and healthy work practices in line with Workplace Health and Safety Policy
- Comply with all School policies and procedures
- Display positive interpersonal skills needed for the delivery of quality service with a particular emphasis on communication and teamwork
- Ensuring all work documents are kept in a confidential manner
- Attend school functions as required.
Relevant Qualifications and Experience
- Current Teacher Registration
- Driver’s Licence
- Driver Authority Licence for LR desirable (Coaster/Rosa style buses)
- Current Wilderness or Remote Area First Aid Certification
- Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation with relevant specialisations and/or relevant outdoor leadership and activity skills and experience (listed below)
- Cert IV in Workplace Assessor desirable.
- Use technology to facilitate work requirements.
Relevant Outdoor Leadership and Activity Skills
- Canoeing on flat water
- Kayaking on flat water
- Sea Kayaking in inshore conditions
- Abseil natural and artificial surfaces/structures
- Climbing natural and artificial surfaces/structures
- High and low ropes
- Campsite management
- Minimal impact
- Staff & student management & facilitation
- Driving 4WD
- Record keeping for results/assessment and petty cash
- Logistical organisation
- Expedition skills in group/staff management.
Due to the particular spacing and clustering of programs in collaboration with the school calendar and seasonal weather patterns, work will often occur outside of standard school hours and involve a residential supervision component as part of delivering a safe and effective program.
Send your applications to/or for further information please contact: email@example.com
Please attach a Curriculum Vitae with relevant qualifications and training.
Applicants are encouraged to submit the names and full contact details of at least three professional referees.
Applications close when suitable candidate is found.
Instructors – Recreation Program
QLD Canoeing is looking to hire casual staff to run our recreation program.
Expressions of interest can be sent to Steven Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email through:
- Evidence of your ACAS canoeing/kayaking qualification (minimum requirement is a Flatwater Guide)
- [if you have a Cert 4 in Outdoor Education with relevant units completed with sufficient recent experience we can help you get your ACAS qualifications]
- Blue Card
- First Aid
- A brief summary of your experience.
- A relevant referee’s name and details.
- We are looking for staff to help fill shifts taking groups on recreational paddles for 2 to 3 hours
- We run programs for Councils, schools and recreation camps
- You will need to be outgoing, friendly and prepared to chat to participants
- You will be required to unload and reload canoes/kayaks, assist with the safety briefing and running the programs
- Applicants must have their own vehicle and preferably be able to tow our trailer
Pay and conditions
- We pay a contractor rate, plus an allowance for travel
- All contractors are required to have an ABN
- If you tow our trailer you will be paid an additional allowance and tolls if applicable
- The minimum shift is 3.0 hours, and shifts up to 10 hours are available
- Guides and Instructors need to abide by Queensland Canoeing code of conduct
- The work is casual; you will be emailed a list of shifts available for the following month
- Short listed applications will be contacted for an interview
- A practical interview may be requested with one of our instructors (possibly assisting on a recreation program)
If you would like to discuss any aspects of the position or to express your interest, please give Steven a call on 3899 1667 or email him at email@example.com.
Outdoor Education Professionals
Outdoor Education Group
VIC & NSW June/July 2016 Applications Now Open
- Diverse Venues throughout Australia
- Industry Recognised Staff Development
- Career Progression Opportunities
- Strong Cohesive Staff Community
Do you have a background in Outdoor Education? Do you have a drive to work with young people? Are you confident communicating with others? Are you keen to learn and thrive in a dynamic, supportive workplace?
OEG has set a benchmark in the Outdoor Education Industry in Australia for over 30 years. Our staff are driven & motivated with a strong passion for the delivery of quality outdoor education programs. As an OEG employee you are provided with strong support both in the field and administratively. With long term career progression opportunities, you have the ability to stream into specific areas of expertise such as Specialist Support, Staff Development & Training, Program Leading, Operations Support, Senior Management/School Liaison &/or Venue Management. As an organisation, we pride ourselves on the community focus & work/life balance employees enjoy.
As an Outdoor Education Professional working with OEG you have the opportunity to work in different venues, on camp and/or journey based programs across Victoria, South Australia & New South Wales. Our programs deliver meaningful education through activities such as rafting, bushwalking, canoeing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing/abseiling, group initiatives and ropes courses.
Apply now to join our not-for-profit organisation and work in OEG’s dynamic environment in a salaried or casual position. In a salaried role, you can expect to sign a 12-18 month agreement. Salaried roles offer a more stable development plan and consistent weeks of work & wages balanced across the year. Casual roles work well for those who are studying part time or freelancing, as dates of work can be confirmed months in advance.
How to Apply
We encourage all applicants to apply directly to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.
Please indicate in your cover letter if you would prefer to work in Camps or Journey based setting and if you have a preference for State/Location.
Applications should include:
- Resume including two current contactable work references
- Physical Capacity Form
- Covering Letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Statement
- Logbook, for those wanting to be recognised for prior experience
For information about your application status or the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Muller on (03) 5770 8272 during business hours.
For more information about the Journey Based Roles please contact during business hours:
VIC – Tyler Johnson 0417 493 655
NSW – Georgina MacSmith 0449 149 095
For more information about the Camp Based Roles please contact during business hours:
VIC – Camp Marysville Matthew Thomas (03) 5770 8293
NSW – Camp Wombaroo Stuart Whyte (02) 4878 5393
Working Holiday Visa Applicants will be accepted as part of a rolling recruitment program until all positions are filled.
Australian/New Zealand Applicants will be accepted as part of a rolling recruitment program until all positions are filled.
Interviews will be conducted at the earliest convenience upon receiving your complete application. Following an interview and reference check, we endeavour to make offers to successful candidates within 2 weeks.
Rock Climbing Instructor
Crank Indoor Climbing (MacGregor)
As a rock climbing instructor, you will provide excellent customer service and climbing instruction to all levels of climbers during assigned lesson programming.
Assist members to progress their skills and their fitness.
Monitor rock wall safety of all climber and provide general instruction on techniques in a fun and enthusiastic manner.
- Provide organised climbing instructor in a safe atmosphere
- Explain and demonstrate climbing equipment and hand and feet climbing methods
- Supervise members on wall for safety procedures
- Provide and sell rock wall programs
- Undertake general safety inspection of equipment
- Must have at least 6 months previous outdoor or indoor education training skills with rock climbing
- Applicants must have a minimum Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent, together with a current Child Suitability Card and Senior First Aid Certificate
- Be fun and energetic
- Effectively communicate to youth and adults
Please direct all expressions of interest to email@example.com
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