ASSISTANT GROUP LEADER  (VIC)  

Work alongside our field staff, taking responsibility for the pastoral care of the group.

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Outdoor education influences young people’s preparedness for their future by building and harnessing vital skills to ensure they are real world ready. Students need to be engaged in designed learning to prepare them with skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.

 

The role is for an Assistant Group Leader with a focus on student wellbeing and keeping students in line with behavioural expectations.

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The Outdoor Education Group is one of the largest providers of outdoor learning in Australia with a reputation for quality and innovation.

 

As an Assistant Group Leader you will assist in  facilitating programs that aid The Outdoor Education Group to realise the potential to make outdoor learning accessible to more young people.

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ROLES BASED IN VIC

The dates required are for the following (all other roles have had an incredible amount of applicants):

  • 8 – 17th June, various 10 day programs. Year 9

WHAT YOU DO AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

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ROLE OVERVIEW

  • Take responsibility in the scope of your role for the performance, reputation and growth of The Outdoor Education Group.
  • Work collaboratively with your colleagues to manage and support day to day activities.
  • Role model passion for the benefits of outdoor education for the development of young Australians.
  • Support the implementation of key strategies and actions that support the achievement of The Outdoor Education Group’s strategic vision and objectives.
  • Participate in and support the overall work of The Outdoor Education Group.
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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in leading  groups in compliance with The Outdoor Education Group’s risk management practice and policies as outlined in the Field Practice Manual.
  • Maintain and promote the welfare of the group, using support network as needed to resolve conflict and develop a positive group climate in meeting program challenges.
  • Assist in facilitating effective group interaction and individual learning at all times using our Theory of Change model.
  • Assist in delivering the specified educational framework and facilitate a transfer of these to the participants’ home and school environment as part of the ‘entire experience’.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional relationships with other support staff (internal and external) while on program.
  • Assist in practicing and teaching minimal impact, and encourage discussion and behaviour that promotes these principles.
  • Assist in accountability for the care of all gear, resources and equipment in your control.
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YOUR SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • A passion for outdoor education and the benefit it brings to the building of social capital in young Australians.
  • A passion for having a positive social impact.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and establish clear levels of communication with regards to needs of the program, in-field program management & leadership with our clients.
  • Ability to assist in leadership strategies which account for changes to the group; individuals and nature of the program.
  • Ability to assist in the management the group needs and program in relation to wellbeing, safety briefings and risk management systems.
  • Ability to identify and manage hazards on a continual basis.
  • Ability to assist in  a range of facilitation practices to maintain an educational focus and create a positive learning environment.
  • Ability to assist in teaching practices such as lesson planning, identifying learning preferences & utilising teaching resources to support learning.
  • 1st aid is desirable
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THE OUTDOOR EDUCATION GROUP

The Outdoor Education Group is a for-purpose organisation, seeking to make learning outdoors accessible to all young Australians. We design and deliver dynamic and inspiring outdoor education programs to help students thrive in the real world.

The Outdoor Education Group is a proud Child Safe Organisation. You will be required to complete a national police check prior to commencement and every three years and maintain a Current Working with Children Check while employed by the Outdoor Education Group. Please include copies in your application or note your willingness and ability to obtain these checks to meet our requirements.

The Outdoor Education Group strongly welcomes applications from our diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. All employment decisions are based on merit and we pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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