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Head of Girls Program, Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre

Head of Girls Program
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
Blackbutt, QLD

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(Inserted: January 25, 2017)

Permanent Position (1.0 FTE)

Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre specialise in month long residential programs for groups in Years 9 and 10.  Programs include abseiling, rock climbing, high ropes, horse riding, archery, farm activities, hiking and camping, along with many other activities in line with the focus of the Centre.

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.

Applications are invited for the following permanent position commencing in March 2017.

Applicants must be supportive of the aims and Christian ethos of the College.

Suitably qualified educators are invited to apply for the following:
Head of Girls Program

Requirements of the Position:

  • Applicants must be able to live and work within the Christian ethos of the College
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of people
  • Qualifications and experience in areas such as hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, archery, horse riding and animal husbandry would be considered favourably
  • Background in working with youth in a pastoral care/counselling role or equivalent Outdoor Education role would be highly regarded.
  • Experience in ensuring that student and staff safety are the highest priority on all Outdoor Education activities, through the design, documentation, implementation and effective communication of appropriate risk assessment and control measures.
  • Ability to facilitate group processing and debriefs to maximise individual and team learning from each outdoor education session.
  • Ability to deal effectively with unpredictable and non-routine situations.
  • Ability to apply weather information to the conduct of outdoor activities.
  • Ability to recognise potential risks and emergency situations and coordinate responses where required.
  • Hold current Senior First Aid certificate (Wilderness/Remote Area First Aid qualification will be considered favourably)
  • Maintain facilities used in programs, such as high ropes, low ropes, initiatives and other equipment.

The Job and Person Specification (position description) is available on the College website – http://www.immanuel.qld.edu.au/our-college/employment .

Electronic applications including the names of three current referees, and addressing the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Job and Person Specification to:

The Principal
Immanuel Lutheran College
PO Box 5025
Maroochydore BC QLD 4558

Email:  employment@immanuel.qld.edu.au

Website:  http://www.immanuel.qld.edu.au/our-college/employment

Applications close: 4pm, Monday 6 February 2017.

Outdoor Education Instructor, Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre

Outdoor Education Instructor
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
Blackbutt, QLD

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(Inserted: January 24, 2017)

Contract position from 3 April – 2 December 2017
(With the possibility of long term contracts beyond 2017)

 

Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre is situated to the south of Blackbutt in Southern Queensland.  The Centre is a former logging camp and is owned and operated by Immanuel Lutheran College and has been an Outdoor Education Centre since 1982.

Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre specialise in month-long residential programs for groups in Years 9 and 10.  Programs include abseiling, rock climbing, high ropes, horse riding, archery, farm activities, hiking and camping, along with many other activities in line with the focus of the Centre.

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
  • Persevere
  • Collaborate
  • Challenge Themselves
  • Take Responsibility
  • Respect Our Environment
  • Do Their Best
  • Contribute
  • Engage in Community.

Suitably qualified instructors are invited to apply for the position of Outdoor Education Instructor (1.0 FTE Contract)

Key requirements:

  • Applicants must be able to live and work within the Christian ethos of the College
  • Qualifications and experience in areas such as hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, archery, horse riding and animal husbandry would be considered favourably
  • Background in working with youth in a pastoral care/counselling role or equivalent Outdoor Education role would be highly regarded.
  • Experience in ensuring that student and staff safety are the highest priority on all Outdoor Education activities, through the design, documentation, implementation and effective communication of appropriate risk assessment and control measures.
  • Ability to facilitate group processing and debriefs to maximise individual and team learning from each outdoor education session.
  • Ability to deal effectively with unpredictable and non-routine situations.
  • Ability to apply weather information to the conduct of outdoor activities.
  • Ability to recognise potential risks and emergency situations and coordinate responses where required.
  • Hold current Senior First Aid certificate (Wilderness/Remote Area First Aid qualification will be considered favourably)
  • Maintain facilities used in programs, such as high ropes, low ropes, initiatives and other equipment.

Further information including the position description are available from the school’s website.

Electronic applications including the names of three current referees, and addressing the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Job and Person Specification to:

The Principal
Immanuel Lutheran College
PO Box 5025
Maroochydore BC QLD 4558

Email: employment@immanuel.qld.edu.au

Website: www.immanuel.qld.edu.au/our-college/employment

Applications close: 4pm, Friday 17 February 2017.

Outdoor Education Facilitator, Adventure Alternatives

Outdoor Education Facilitator
Adventure Alternatives
Woodford, Qld

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Casual position (commencing 1 February 2017)

The purpose of this role is to lead and manage participant groups (Year 7 to 11) in the delivery of outdoor education programs in both centre-based and expedition programs. The position will be located at the Adventure Alternatives Education Centres at Woodford and Kenilworth, Queensland.

Paid staff training starts 16th of Jan 2017 with casual roles starting from the 1st of February.

We are looking for a person who is self motivated and shows initiative to achieve program outcomes and delivery. You must possess a Child Commission Blue Card and Remote Area First Aid Certificate and have formal qualifications and experience in Outdoor Education.

You will have the following skills:

  1. Highly developed leadership and group management skills
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in facilitation of outdoor education, adventure activities and environmental activities
  3. Proven ability to conduct trip planning, navigation, and interpretation and response to weather conditions to achieve program outcomes and participant safety.
  4. Highly developed oral communication, conflict management and problem solving skills.

For further information about the position and Adventure Alternatives please visit our website at: http://www.adventurealternatives.com.au/employment

Please email your current resume to Todd Samorowski (Managing Director) at info@adventurealternatives.com.au

Applications close when suitable applicants found. 

Chief Executive Officer, Sporting Wheelies

Chief Executive Officer
Sporting Wheelies
(Added: October 31, 2016)

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  • Lead a Not for Profit Organisation renowned as a leader in the field of Sport and Healthy Activity for people with a Disability
  • Drive Transformational Change through the business
  • Position Stakeholder Engagement as core business for the Organisation

This organisation is built on a passion for providing superior service with a dynamic team and an overall commitment to its members and the community.

Integral to the high performance culture engendered within the organisation are the core values of; Teamwork, Integrity, Performance, Innovation, Respect, Equity and Customer Understanding.

The organisation’s inclusive, supportive and innovative management team thrives on challenging the status quo, delivering a vision and empowering people.

Demonstrating energy and resilience, as an experienced professional you will be distinguished by your outstanding leadership skills in effectively working with internal and external key stakeholders/customers.

Your qualifications and experience will be underpinned by your outstanding business acumen, commercial awareness, entrepreneurial flair and professional integrity.

You will be a systemic thinker capable of leading change initiatives across people and process with great success. Identification and investigation of issues and trends will see you champion continuous improvement and deliver unprecedented best practice within the company.

Proven management and budgetary capability will be complimented by your high level of emotional intelligence, professional rigour, responsiveness and credibility.

This exhilarating and challenging position places you at the heart of all activities involved in; business development, client/employee liaison, relationship management, stakeholder engagement, branch coordination, people management and driving transformational change.

Demonstrated experience in leading a company or business unit on a growth journey is essential, along with inspirational leadership and innovative thinking.

Reporting to the Board, the position affords the incumbent autonomy, diversity and challenge with key accountabilities extending to, but not limited to;

  • Generation of new business to achieve sales and strategic goals
  • Articulate and promote the organisation’s vision, mission and modelling
  • Manage the company’s Business Plan ensuring profitability and sustainability
  • Develop and deliver the financial objectives of the organisation and the Boards predicted outcomes
  • Relationship and Stakeholder management between members, clients and employees
  • Attract, retain, motivate and develop a high performing team
  • Establishing and monitoring of benchmarks and key performance measures related to delivery of service and compliance with legislation and company policies, practices and procedures

The successful candidate will exhibit;

  • Excellent “Disruptor and Adapter” and Change Leader capabilities
  • Business Development skills adhering to proven methods and processes
  • An exceptional work ethos, striving to achieve best practice in the execution of your role
  • A professional demeanour with the ability to lead by example coupled with diplomacy in dealing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Working knowledge and understanding of; fundraising, networking, finance, public relations, computer systems and service delivery
  • Excellent planning, time management, organisation, analytical, advocacy, coaching, problem solving, communication (verbal and written), multi-tasking skills.

Tertiary qualifications in the areas of; Business Management, Sports Administration or related studies is expected, coupled with 5 – 10 years demonstrated experience working in; Business, Sports or Events/Promotions.

An attractive salary package will be offered to the selected candidate.

Please call Tracey Swan for a confidential discussion on; 0425 552 227.

Email résumés (Word Format) to; tracey.swan@traceyswansearch.com.au

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Client Services Officer - Kindilan

Client Services Officer
Kindilan Outdoor Discovery

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The resignation of a long term employee has created a rare opportunity for a Client Services Officer to join our small, core Team. Are you looking for your next challenge?

Kindilan Outdoor Education and Conference Centre is set on 220 acres of natural bushland in Redland Bay.  Our site delivers high quality experiences to school, community and corporate groups.  Accommodation, catering and outdoor adventure activities are available on site and our clients stay from half a day to three days or more.  Our Client Services Team plays a critical role in our site operations by being the key point of contact for our guests.

What does the role involve?

  • Our Client Services Team undertakes a wide variety of tasks on site including:
  • Courteous, prompt and informed responses to site enquiries received via telephone, email, website and Facebook
  • Careful analysis of client needs to create booking details that ensure those needs are met (or ideally exceeded!)
  • Development of accurate booking documentation including quotes, proposals and itineraries
  • Practical work to ensure that accommodation and resources for a booking are organised and ready for a client’s arrival
  • Regular discussions with staff from other areas of the site (e.g. catering, maintenance, housekeeping, accounts, outdoor education) to ensure bookings run smoothly
  • Development of positive, professional relationships with all clients and particularly repeat clients
  • The provision of assistance to other areas of site when there is urgent work that requires ‘all hands on deck’!
  • Remaining alert to the appearance and operation of the site to suggest where work or improvements are needed to enhance our clients’ experiences

To be successful in this role, the following skills, experience and attributes are important:

  • A positive, energetic and friendly outlook
  • An ability to build positive, professional relationships with co-workers and clients
  • An ability to follow work processes and meet agreed timelines
  • Strong computer skills across Microsoft Office, social media, phone apps, internet research and an ability to adapt computer experience to new, specialist software
  • An ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent time management, personal organisation and attention to detail
  • An ability to prioritise amongst competing demands
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding that working in a small team means that every person’s contribution is essential for a successful outcome and that the efforts of each person impacts the workload and experience of others
  • A willingness to help out other work areas if there is an urgent business need e.g. helping the Housekeeping Team finish cleaning a building, assisting with serving lunches to holiday program Attendees – even painting a wall!
  • A genuine appreciation and passion for the natural environment and strong belief in the value of spending time in the outdoors
  • A strong pride in your work and your workplace and a willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ to achieve the best result
  • Prior experience working with event, activity, group or conference bookings is highly desirable, but not essential.

This role can involve a lot of walking on uneven ground and up and down some stairs.

A Blue Card or an ability to obtain a Blue Card is critical for this role, as is a manual driver’s license (to drive our work vehicles on site).

Kindilan has been proudly owned by Guides Queensland, a registered charity, since 1952.

If you are interested, meet the requirements above and are looking to commit to a new, full time opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

Please email a resume and cover letter particularly addressing the role requirements to JennyN@Kindilan.org.au. If you have any questions about the role, please call Jenny on (07) 3206 7291.

Instructors - Queensland Canoeing

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

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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.

Outdoor Education Professionals - OEG

Outdoor Education Professionals
Outdoor Education Group

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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 careers@oeg.vic.edu.au 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

Contact

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

Close Date

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.

Campsite Managers - Sports Tuition

Sports Tuition is seeking a couple to manage the Maroon Dam site.

The role involves the daily operation of the campsite, as well as assisting with school camp and fishing programs. It is a live-on-site role.

For further details of the campground, visit www.camplakefire.com.au

To apply for the position please send a covering letter and resume to steve@sportstuition.com.au

For further information contact Steve on 0403 154 510.

Applications close when suitable candidate(s) is found.

Rock Climbing Instructor- Crank Indoor Climbing (MacGregor)

Rock Climbing Instructor
Crank Indoor Climbing (MacGregor)
www.crankclimbing.com.au

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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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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 crankoffice@gmail.com

Current: 24/8/16

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