OUTDOOR EDUCATORS: EXPEDITIONS

Guide discovery and growth in young Australians while charting a path through incredible locations with our extended journey-based programs. Join our vibrant team of Outdoor Educators and set off on an adventure today.

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CREATE IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHILE EXPLORING THE OUTDOORS

Expedition Outdoor Educator is a unique and impactful role; you will share your knowledge and passion for the outdoors by guiding students in some of the most stunning and unforgettable locations around our beautiful country. Extended journeys can last from 10 - 30 days in length and provide tomorrow's leaders with the skills they need to thrive. This is the first time we are advertising externally for this role, so it's a great opportunity to apply for one of these rare experiences!

Join our Expeditions team on a fixed-term contract and change the lives of young people through outdoor adventures.

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IMAGINE YOURSELF WORKING HERE

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

 

As an Outdoor Educator you will facilitate programs that aid The Outdoor Education Group to realise the potential to make outdoor learning accessible to more young people.

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EXPERIENCE VICTORIA LIKE NEVER BEFORE

In this instance, as an Expedition Outdoor Educator, you will be working across the state of Victoria. 

 

You'll lead extended journey programs through Victoria's most dynamic and diverse landscapes. Cycle through the Gippsland Lakes region, paddle along the Mitchell River, set up camp beside the famous Snowy River and snow shoe through Victoria's valleys.

 

Our expeditions will be delivered during the following dates (some have staggered starts), and you can be contracted for individual or multiple programs:

 

  • 7 September- 16 September
    (10 days- various ie hike & paddle/ hike & canoe or hike & climb)

  • 11 September – 30th Sept and 13th Sept- 2nd Oct
    (20 days- hike & raft). Prep weekend is 21-22nd Aug. 

  • 15 October – 29 October
    (15 days- hike, sea kayak & cycle)

  • 4 November – 7 December- staggered starts
    (20  days- hike, raft & cycle)

  • 6 November - 7  December- staggered starts
    (30 days- hike, raft & cycle)

  • 21 November – 20 December
    (30 days- hike, raft & cycle)

Our Outdoor Essential Practice (paid Induction dates) are:

  • 12-16th July OR
  • 23-27th August OR
  • 18-22nd October
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LET'S TALK PAY

Lots of organisations have historically pitched a day rate, and we understand it can be easier for you to calculate your income.

 

However, in the complex world of outdoor education, The Outdoor Education Group recognise not all days are equal, and you should be paid accordingly. You might be working an 8 hour day, or an 11 hour day, so we pay you an hourly rate.

 

We pay you for each hour that you work, including overtime. 

 

Because we pay you for the individual hours and circumstances, we can't give you a neat indication of your salary in this time. What we can provide is an indication, based on a 10-day program for one of our Expedition Leaders.

 

Assuming you are on a casual contract, and each day is an average of 10 hours and accounting for overtime), your average day rate could be $320 plus potential overtime, meaning approximately $420 + super. This isn't guaranteed of course, but many days may be longer than 10 hours for an expedition.

WHAT YOU DO AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

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ROLE OVERVIEW

As a member of The Outdoor Education Group Outdoor Learning Division and a direct report to a Program Coordinator, you will:
  • 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.
  • Role model The Outdoor Education Group values.
  • 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

As an Outdoor Educator your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead 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.
  • Facilitate effective group interaction and individual learning at all times using our Theory of Change model.
  • Deliver 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 the school staff members and other support staff (internal and external) while on program.
  • Complete all rostered projects and other work to a professional standard and to meet the specified requirements of that work.
  • Practice and teach minimal impact, encourage discussion and behaviour that promotes these principles.
  • Be accountable for the care of all gear, resources and equipment in your control.
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YOUR SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

To The Outdoor Education Group you bring:

  • 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 work away from home for extended periods. 
  • 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 adopt leadership strategies which account for changes to the group; individuals and nature of the program.
  • Ability to manage the needs of the group and program in relation to wellbeing, safety briefings and risk management systems.
  • Ability to identify and manage hazards on a continual basis.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of activity-specific incident trends
  • Ability to utilise a range of facilitation practices to maintain an educational focus and create a positive learning environment.
  • Ability to apply teaching practices such as lesson planning, identifying learning preferences & utilising teaching resources to support learning.
  • Your logbook of activity
  • Remote First Aid or willingness to obtain prior to program.
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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.

 

Founded in 1984, our not for profit position enables us to provide outdoor education to schools and community groups across the country, while investing to improve the opportunities offered to more young Australians.

 

The Outdoor Education Group works with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and supports students to become real world ready.

 

Our team support and deliver outdoor education for more than 48,000 students each year in locations across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australian, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.

 

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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