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(YMCA) Anglesea Recreation Camp

Program Officer

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.

About the Centre

Anglesea Recreation Camp is situated on the Great Ocean Road within a 1.5hr drive of Melbourne and within easy reach of the magnificent surf coast beaches. The camp provides a high standard of accommodation, catering and programming opportunities for up to 148 people all year round, utilising both on-site adventure-based activities and off-site activities using local natural resources e.g. Anglesea Main Beach, Pt Roadknight, Anglesea River and Coogoorah Park.  Our core work is in the delivery of residential outdoor education camping programs to Primary and Secondary School groups during each school term (40 weeks of the year) and providing camping experiences to a variety of community, sporting/recreation, family and cultural groups during the school holidays and over weekends.

Key Elements of the Role

As part of the program team, the role involves direct delivery of programming to school and community groups, ensuring learning outcomes are achieved and that risk management procedures are adhered to. The position predominantly involves facilitating the camp programs, liaising with school teachers and group leaders (as the “Key Leader”), risk management and equipment maintenance.?

This position is available in both a Full-Time and Casual capacity.

Selection Criteria

Capabilities and Behaviours

  • Act as YMCA Leader/Program Champion and clearly articulate the YMCA philosophy and culture
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and ability to communicate online
  • Excellent supervisory skills and proven experience in supervising a small team
  • Proven record of high level of effective time management
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise work
  • Ability to work independently and supervise contractors when required
  • Understand and practice minimal impact strategies
  • Demonstrate core values of the YMCA
Knowledge and Experience
  • Act as YMCA Leader/Program Champion and clearly articulate the YMCA philosophy and culture
  • Possess industry knowledge (Adventure Activity Standards, Department of Education Guidelines) and level of proficiency in the area of outdoor adventure activities
  • Experience in the coordination and facilitation of recreation or outdoor education programs involving young people in residential camping or journey-based program setting
  • Experience in the maintenance of outdoor equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating a staff team

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent problem solving and organisational skills\
  • ble to work as part of a large staff team
  • Demonstrates professionalism at all times

Mandatory Pre-Requisite Qualifications

The successful candidate requires experience and demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in the following:

Highly developed

  • Risk Management;
  • Property / facility stewardship and asset management including; Interpersonal skills and ability to relate to staff and clients from diverse backgrounds;
  • Written and verbal communication skills;

Additional YMCA Provided Qualifications

  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • Current Driver’s License

Highly Desirable Qualifications (Minimum of 2)

  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or similar outdoor course/experience
  • Life Saving Victoria Community Bronze Award
  • Bike Education Instructor Award
  • Certified High Ropes Supervisors Award
  • Certified High Ropes Conductor Award
  • Level 1 Flat Water Canoe or Kayak Award

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
  • ACF Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)
  • Two reference checks.

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

Where: Anglesea, Victoria, Australia

Workload(s): Full Time, Casual

Closing Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021

Jason Stewart
(YMCA) Anglesea Recreation Camp
1535 Great Ocean Road
Anglesea Victoria Australia 3230

Mobile: 0409 119 125

Email: jason.stewart@ymca.org.au

Website: http://victoria.ymca.org.au/about/careers/job-search.html

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