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Outdoor Education Teacher, BGGS Marrapatta

Outdoor Education Teacher
Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Imbil, QLD

(Inserted: 20/12/2019)


Full-time, fixed-term position for Term 1 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 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 am, Monday 6 January 2020.

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

Outdoor Facilitators, Camp Kokoda

Outdoor Facilitators
Camp Kokoda
Maroon Dam SEQ 4310

(Inserted: 2/12/2019)

Want to join a diverse, meaningful organisation that serves to the good of people with opportunity and rewarding experiences.

Camp Kokoda is now hiring Outdoor Facilitators for 2020 with 3 month, 6 month and 12 month contracts available as well as casual positions.

Camp Kokoda is owned and operated under the umbrella of Kokoda Youth Foundation.

Camp Kokoda is located on the shores of Maroon Dam, 80 minutes from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

We are seeking energetic individuals to join our team at Camp Kokoda. If you are highly professional, self-motivated, love working with kids, passionate about all aspects of the Outdoors and Outdoor Education then we would love to hear from you.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent
  • Manual Drivers licence (or ability to obtain one)
  • Current Wilderness First Aid/CPR ( or ability to obtain one)
  • Queensland ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card.
  • Qualifications (or equivalent logged experience) for the following activities:
    • High ropes
    • Low ropes
    • Abseiling
    • Rock climbing
    • Bushwalking/Navigation
    • Canoeing
    • Vertical rescue
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate a group to successful outcomes

Job Overview

  • Work with our clients, offering various opportunities for their desired program outcomes
  • Update and follow the organisations standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments and our core values when delivering Outdoor activities and objectives
  • Assist with ongoing activity projects, venue & activity maintenance, program preparation and school and site visits
  • Assist with Logistics and Suppliers

Apply by sending your resume and a covering letter responding to admin@campkokoda.com.au

Applications close when  suitable candidates are found.

 

 

Outdoor Education Instructors (x2), Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre

Outdoor Education Instructors (x2)
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
via Blackbutt, QLD

(Inserted: 10/12/2019)

Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre is owned and operated by Immanuel Lutheran College. It specialises in month long residential programs for groups in Years 7, 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
  •  Persevere
  •  Collaborate
  • Challenge Themselves
  • Take Responsibility
  • Respect Our Environment
  • Have Gratitude
  • Engage in Community

Suitably qualified instructors are invited to apply for the following:

Outdoor Education Instructors
2 x 1.0 FTE Contracts
Contract Period: 11 January 2020 – 13 November 2020

Key requirements:

  • Applicants must be able to live and work within the Christian ethos of the College
  • Applicants must have a background in working with youth in a pastoral care/counselling role or equivalent Outdoor Education role
  • Applicants must have Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Applicants must have experience with high ropes and navigation
  • Applicants must have the ability to recognise potential risks and emergency situations in outdoor activities and a rural setting, and coordinate responses where required
  • Applicants must 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:

The Principal
Immanuel Lutheran College
Email: manager@mtbinga.com.au
Website:  http://www.immanuel.qld.edu.au/our-college/employment

Applications close: 4pm Monday, 6 January 2020.

Manager of Field Operations, Higher Ground

Manager of Field Operations
Higher Ground
Pomona, QLD

(Inserted: 22/11/2019)

Higher Ground is seeking a Manager of Field Operations to be based out of our Mary Valley Experiential Education Centre and other venues as required.

Main duties/Responsibilities

  • Manage, train and inspire a team of full-time and casual staff to deliver an outstanding programs
  • With the Head of Programming, own the overall relationship and scope of your client’s programs, ensuring your client receives agreed conditions in their program, including those aspects that may arise beyond the contract arrangement.
  • Manage educational, operational and logistical aspects of programs.
  • Manage client relationships at an operational level, ensuring you have a presence with their coordinator and in the school.
  • Work with key stakeholders within the school, such as Year Level Coordinators, to ensure successful delivery of programs.
  • Ensure quality delivery of programs including delivery of agreed educational objectives.
  • Manage discretionary programming budgets
  • Development, management and governance of equipment store processes and procedures, including forecasting and purchasing.
  • Maintenance and review of Higher Ground’s organisational and risk management policies; and standard operating procedures.
  • Complete field work as allocated in a support and delivery context.

Any other duties that are assigned by Higher Ground in the broad spirit and scope of the role.

Skills & Experience
Qualifications:
Essential

  • Diploma or Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Wilderness First Aid and current CPR
  • Open Manual Drivers License
  • Blue Card

Desirable

  • Degree or similar in a relevant field
  • LR License with Driver’s Authorisation
  • Boat License

Experience:
Essential

  • Minimum 3 years previous experience in a manager/coordinator role

Minimum 4 years field experience delivering outdoor education programs

Desirable

  • Knowledge of South East Queensland expedition areas

Skills:

  • A wide variety of refined outdoor activity skills at an expert level
  • You have the ability to work with staff to maximise their performance potential, provide professional development opportunities and are familiar with performance appraisal process
  • Excellent and tested program planning and logistical skills
  • An ability to design, develop and coordinate centre and expeditions-based programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Well organised and able to effectively meet deadlines
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

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.

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.
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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