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Jobs Available

Facilitators, Higher Ground

Facilitator Vacancies
Higher Ground
Pomona, Queensland

(Inserted September 20, 2019)

Fixed-term, full-time position

Higher Ground are seeking qualified and experienced facilitators to join our current team into 2020.

We are offering fixed term positions featuring a variety of centre and expedition-based programs.

As an organisation with 21 years’ experience, Higher Ground seeks to develop confident individuals, responsible global citizens, and lifelong learners through outdoor and experiential education. Built on Christian values we strive to create a positive work atmosphere with a family feel.

We run a variety of different style programs throughout the year with our domestic programs including multiple extended (28 days or over) programs, as well as numerous other standalone and sequential programs of varying lengths. We also have a range of internationals programs that take place outside of Australia.

We are seeking individuals who share the same values and are committed to delivering high quality educational and meaningful programs.

Location: Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

Contracts available from January 2020 to November 2020

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Blue Card (Queensland Working with Children’s Check)
  • Wilderness First Aid or Remote First Aid and current CPR certification
  • Minimum of Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation or Outdoor Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years’ experience delivering a variety of programs

Recruiting Manager: Jon Soper-Dyer 0408 900 439

Contact Details:
Please send your resume and cover letter to jon@higherground.com.au.
If you would more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Closing Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019.

Outdoor Education Teacher, Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Outdoor Education Teacher
Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Imbil, QLD

(Inserted 13/98/2019)

Marrapatta Memorial Outdoor Education Centre
Full-time, fixed-term position for Terms 1 and 3 2020 (Long Service Leave cover)

Brisbane Girls Grammar School is one of Australia’s leading independent girls’ schools. It provides a broad, liberal education for 1380 girls from Years 7 to 12, establishing the foundation for young women to contribute confidently to their world with wisdom, imagination and integrity.

The role
Brisbane Girls Grammar School invites applications for a passionate and experienced Outdoor Education Teacher. In addition to delivering the School’s excellent Outdoor Education Program, you may be required to support other academic programs and School initiatives. This includes the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program, Fathers Group working retreats and School community events.

This position is based at the School’s Marrapatta Memorial Outdoor Education Centre located at Imbil, approximately two hours’ north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast.

Qualifications and experience required for the role

  • Possess relevant teaching qualifications, with specialisation in Outdoor Education or qualifications in a range of outdoor pursuits
  • Expertise in teaching Outdoor Education across Years 7 to 12
  • Ability to engage students in an innovative and creative Outdoor Education Program
  • Comprehensive knowledge of administrative and logistical planning requirements for Outdoor Education Programs
  • Ability to follow procedures to ensure the health and wellbeing of students, including dispensing of medication, management of allergies and dietary requirements, and promotion of positive relationships
  • Capability to work collaboratively and energetically within a high-performing School environment

Hold a current Queensland College of Teachers registration (or eligibility to apply)

Please visit www.bggs.qld.edu.au/employment for a copy of the position description.

Applications
Applications must include a cover letter and resume addressed to:

Principal
Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Brisbane QLD 4000

Please email applications to employment@bggs.qld.edu.au by 9.00am Monday, 7 October 2019.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Human Resources Manager, Ms Brigitte Bickham, via (07) 3332 1307 or bbickham@bggs.qld.edu.au.

Applications close Monday 7 October 2019.

Outdoor Education Instructor, YMCA Camping

Outdoor Education Instructor (Casual)
YMCA Camping

(Inserted: 7/5/2019)

The YMCA operates a number of services including Child Care, health and fitness, education and training, outdoor education and camping, accommodation and hospitality along with benevolent activities including the YMCA Vocational School and the Schools’ Breakfast program.

ABOUT US

YMCA Camping is a long standing activity of the YMCA and is conducted at our Camp Warrawee, Camp North Pine and Camp Bundalong facilities in Brisbane and Camp Leslie Dam near Warwick in Queensland.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking experienced and professional customer focussed individuals to take on the role of Outdoor Education Instructor. You will be responsible for running YMCA Camping outdoor education programs.

In this position, you will be paid $30.84 per hour.

ABOUT THE PERSON

The ideal applicant will have a strong outdoor education background, be highly motivated, have high standards, and a passion for excellent customer service.

In addition, candidates will require the following key attributes:

Essential:

1. Tertiary qualifications in Outdoor Education or Outdoor Recreation (Certificate IV Outdoor Education or equivalent);

2. Sound knowledge of computer systems including an ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of programs;

3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels;

4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimum direction and as part of a team;

5. Demonstrated ability to apply sound reasoning and judgement; exercise tact; and maintain discretion;

6. Minimum Class C drivers licence or equivalent;

7. Current certification for First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis Management, or willingness to obtain;

8. Currently possess, or be willing to obtain, a positive notice Blue Card in accordance with the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000;

Desirable:

1. Royal Life Bronze Medallion and Pool Life Guard Qualifications or equivalent;

2. Demonstrated Experience in the Outdoor Education and Recreation sector with demonstrated proficiency in risk management, program development, group facilitation and logistics planning.

Please send your resume and cover letter to graeme.ferguson@ymcabrisbane.org.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people

Applications close when suitable candidates are found.

Outdoor Activity Instructors, Riverlife
Outdoor Activity Instructors
Riverlife Adventure Centre
(Inserted: 23/4/2019)
Riverlife in Brisbane is looking for energetic and experienced outdoor activity instructors who are able to work on a casual basis with a flexible roster. We’re a 7-day operation, with Night Experiences on weekends, so plenty of opportunities for work to suit alternative work schedules. 

Qualifications needed/desired:

  • Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation (or similar), OR
  • Equivalent qualification in a specific activity (i.e. kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Successful applicants must currently have or be willing to obtain: First Aid, CPR & Blue Card.
At Riverlife we are all about creating amazing, inclusive experiences for our customers, so if you’re good with people, always have a smile on your face, and have any of the above qualifications, email us your resume at service@riverlife.com.au.
Applications close when a suitable candidates are found.
Full-time Facilitator Vacancies, Higher Ground

Full-time Facilitator Vacancies
Higher Ground
Pomona, QLD

(Inserted: 19/2/2019)

Higher Ground are seeking qualified and experienced facilitators to join our current team.

We are offering fixed-term positions featuring a variety of centre and expedition-based programs.

As an organisation with 20 years’ experience, Higher Ground seeks to develop confident individuals, responsible global citizens, and lifelong learners through outdoor and experiential education. Built on Christian values we strive to create a positive work atmosphere with a family feel.

We run a variety of different style programs throughout the year with our domestic programs including multiple extended (28 days or over) programs, as well as numerous other standalone and sequential programs of varying lengths. We also have a range of internationals programs that take place outside of Australia.

We are seeking individuals who share the same values and are committed to delivering high quality educational and meaningful programs.

Location: Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland
Salary:
•    Fixed-term, Full-time $44,415 pa. pro rata plus 9.5% superannuation

Contracts available from end of now to November 2019.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Blue Card (Queensland Working with Children’s Check)
  • Wilderness First Aid or Remote First Aid and current CPR certification
  • Minimum of Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation or Outdoor Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years’ experience delivering a variety of programs

Recruiting Manager: Jon Soper-Dyer 0408 900 439

Contact Details: Please send your resume and cover letter to jon@higherground.com.au. If you would more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

On-Site Manager / Outdoor Education Professional, Edmund Park

On-Site Manager / Outdoor Education Professional
Edmund Park
Thornton, via Laidley, QLD

(Inserted April 16, 2018)

Now under new ownership, Edmund Park is seeking a motivated staff member to grow with the business. With recent renovations to the venue, along with the installation of a wide range of new activities, Edmund Park is ready to re-open. This would be a great career move to develop a business from the ground up and be part of re-establishing Edmund Park as a leader in the outdoor education arena.

Along with your extensive experience as an outdoor education professional, you will need to have a hands-on, can-do anything approach to every day.
You will be the first staff member of the new Edmund Park team, and we welcome your creative input and your desire to succeed.

Our ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in the outdoor education field covering a wide range of activity disciplines
  • Sound understanding of operational and risk management protocols in line with accepted industry practise
  • Sound business acumen and the ability to think outside of the box to generate ground-breaking strategies for the growth of the business
  • Exceptional customer service with high level written and verbal skills
  • The highest ethical standards
  • The ability to thrive under pressure
  • Your willingness to undertake any task required.

This role is a live-in on-site position and is multi-faceted. The duties will also evolve over time as the business grows so your flexibility is imperative. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, business development, administration, programming and activity development, safety management, staff rostering and supervision, and caretaking duties. Here’s a list of our requirements for the role:

  • Strategically support the continuous development and improvement of our services
  • Actively develop ideas for school outdoor education programs
  • Actively pursue user groups for bookings for 2018 and beyond
  • Assist with ongoing activity projects, site maintenance, and other projects
  • In consultation with the Owner, develop marketing strategies and campaigns to attract business (this includes school and non-school user groups)
  • Co-ordinate, roster and support staff required in all departments for the delivery of our services to clients
  • Design quality programs and ensure delivery of service at a high standard and within a set budget
  • Ensure that the programs support the outcomes of the school and align to industry accepted safety standards
  • Adhere to Edmund Park’s standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments for outdoor activities and review as required
  • Develop operating procedures and risk management for new activities
  • Recognise potential risks and emergency situations and coordinate relevant action
  • Ongoing review of all adventure activity sites and equipment
  • Coordinate and instruct activities for programs scheduled
  • School visits where required
  • Coordinate logistics with suppliers
  • Maintenance and cleaning duties as required (Please note: this role will include general caretaking duties including mowing)

Qualifications / Minimum requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, or proven industry experience to a high level
  • 4+ years’ experience in this industry
  • Food handlers certificate would be advantageous, or ability to gain this qualification if successful
  • Business generation is a high priority of this role, so prior
    sales/business development experience would be highly regarded
  • Possession of a Blue Card for suitability for working with children, or ability to acquire, on successful placement

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia on a full-time ongoing basis at the time of application, and be prepared to commit to living on-site at the venue.

An attractive package will be offered, including salary, accommodation, mobile phone, use of car, and other benefits.

Applications will be considered immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed. Initial interviews for interstate or distant candidates will be conducted by telephone/Skype.

If you are looking for a company that will value you and support your career development, and if you have the attributes and skills to succeed in this role, please apply now!

Send your resume along with your supporting statement as to why you are the right person for this role to careers@edmundpark.com.au

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Outdoor Recreation Instructors, Sports Tuition

Outdoor Recreation Instructors
Sports Tuition
Alexandra Headlands, QLD

(Inserted: February 9, 2018)

Casual position
Salary: $32 per hour

Casual Outdoor recreation instructors are required for the Sunshine Coast. The site is based at Alexandra Headlands and primarily involves facilitating school-based programs – activities such as, high ropes, rock climbing, archery, raft building, team building initiatives etc.

Minimum qualifications required:

  • Cert III or Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • First Aid Certificate; and a
  • Working with Children Blue Card.

Pay rate: $32 per hour.
All meals provided.
Accommodation can also be provided, if required.

Email your CV to info@sportstuition.com.au  or phone 0403 154 510 for further details.

Applications close when suitable candidates are found.

Casual Facilitators, Camp Cooby

Casual Facilitators
Camp Cooby
Geham, QLD

(Inserted: December 6, 2017)

Camp Cooby is recruiting casual facilitators for our unique and dynamic program.

At Camp Cooby we believe children are our future and we need to actively help them grow into positive and productive members of our communities.

Camp Cooby is a values-based organisation with qualified staff including onsite psychologists, technology and innovation leaders, business leaders, scientists, teachers, outdoor educators, and data analytics experts. Our aim at Camp Cooby is to Empower the Future, Transform the Now. We want individuals to Connect, Care and Lead Themselves, others and their Environment.

Responsibilities:

  1. Manage, plan and undertake a range of outdoor, environmental, social and emotional and innovation activities.
  2. Conduct trip planning, navigation and interpretation.
  3. Active and effective verbal communication to achieve program deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Child Commission Blue Card
  • Drivers Licence and Access to a vehicle
  • Remote Area First Aid and CPR
  • Qualifications and experience in one or more of Camp Cooby curriculum streams
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or Degree in Outdoor Education or Equivalent experience.

All applicants must enjoy working in a positive and professional team environment.

For more information about Camp Cooby visit our website at www.campcooby.com.au

Please submit your 1 page cover letter explaining your professional background and why you would be a good fit for the Camp Cooby team and your CV to info@campcooby.com.au

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Outdoor Education Professionals, The Outdoor Education Group

Outdoor Education Professionals
The Outdoor Education Group
Eildon, VIC & Moss Vale, NSW

REAL WORLD. REAL JOBS.

We believe that nothing prepares kids for real life like the real world. And that bumps to the body and bruises to the ego early on in life make them stronger and harder to break later.

As Australia’s most established outdoor education provider, we’ve not just got years of experience; we’re prepared for everything the future’s yet to bring.

We employ 200+ staff. Some full-time. Others seasonal. Many under roofs. Many more in the open air. All committed to creating an inclusive, progressive, and supportive workplace. Wherever in Australia that may be.

We offer real careers. And provide real opportunities. To live, learn, and earn in the real world.

The details
As an Outdoor Educator, you will give kids the desire to overcome difficulties. Lessons and learnings with long-term benefits. A taste for toughing it out. And a better understanding of both themselves, and their place in the world around them.

Experience
Two years’ experience in outdoor education or related field desirable, one year for Camps- based staff with recognised competency and logged experience in one or more of the following activities: abseiling, climbing, canoeing, bush walking, high and low ropes, rafting, sea kayaking and ski touring.

Apply now for our January 2018 intake

Applications should include:

  • Covering Letter
  • Resume, Logbook and two current contactable work references

For further information please contact our Careers Team at careers@oeg.edu.au.

All employees of The Outdoor Education Group are required to hold a current Working with Children Check and Australian Federal Police Check. Please include a copy in your application, or note your willingness and ability to obtain these checks to meet our requirements.

Applications close when suitable candidates found.

Instructors - Queensland Canoeing

Instructors – Recreation Program
Queensland Canoeing
http://qld.canoe.org.au

Qld Canoeing logo

QLD Canoeing is looking to hire casual staff to run our recreation program.
Expressions of interest can be sent to Steven Rowland at qc.education@canoe.org.au.

Please email through:

  1. 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]
  2. Blue Card
  3. First Aid
  4. CPR
  5. ABN
  6. A brief summary of your experience.
  7. A relevant referee’s name and details.

Job description:

  • 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

Interview process:

  • 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 qc.education@canoe.org.au.

Applications close when suitable candidates found.

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