OUTDOOR EDUCATORS:  NORTHERN TERRITORY

As an Outdoor Educator on our NT programs, you will support students in diverse locations  to learn more about themselves and others. You will help empower young people, develop persistence, resilience, creativity, emotional intelligence, teamwork and problem-solving skills. Not bad for a job, is it? 

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USE EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS TO CREATE EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES

In 2021 the continued partnership between The Outdoor Education Group and Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation will provide opportunities to support programming in the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. 

 

These programs explore off limits areas of the park, provide unique insight to the culture of the area and are delivered working hand in hand with Djurrubu Rangers. Kakadu experiences range from off-trail, helicopter supported, bushwalking explorations of the Mt Brockman Plateau through to vehicle-based immersion tours visiting the more accessible regions of the Park.

 

In all OEG will have the potential to provide these unique experiences to almost 1000 students in 2021, with a season running from March through to October.

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IMAGINE YOURSELF WORKING HERE

We are looking for staff with a genuine interest in the Kakadu landscape and connecting with the Mirarr traditional owners of the area.

 

Course Coordinator and Outdoor Educator roles are open to those that have program organisation and experience that speaks to the nature of the Jabiru Programs and the skill sets required. The application process has been designed to cover all programs and be transparent.

 

OEG will require applicants with either expedition and/ or residential experience as there will be opportunities for both styles of program.

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ROLES BASED IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

Please note that if you have experience in residential and journey-based programs, you can apply for the full length of programming.

 

We will require a logbook to apply the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process,  if you are applying externally.

 

Year 9 work 22nd March- 13th July 2021

  • OEP2*, L1 BW*, WFA and CPR, WWCCNT, Police Check, LR bus license and taxi directorate (or willing to acquire and OEG reimburse the cost) and experience in residential camps.

Year 10 & 11 programs 20th June- 8th October, 2021

  • OEP2*, RL2 BW*, WFA, CPR, WWCCNT, Police Check, LR bus license and taxi directorate (or willing to acquire and OEG reimburse the cost).

* For internal skill set descriptions please enquire with careers@oeg.edu.au 

 

There will be a rolling recruitment for these roles.

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 of respect and taking
    responsibility for self, others and the natural world.
  • 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.

Expectations upon a successful application:

  • Jabiru Field staff are available for all briefings for each program they are rostered to.
  • Staff actively pursue professional development (internal and external) to gain any prerequisite skill sets.
  • Staff will participate in an Indigenous Cultural Awareness / Induction Process prior to the beginning of the Jabiru Program Season located in Jabiru (regardless of prior experience).
  • A solid grounding in off-track journey-based programming bush walk.
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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 (based on core values of respect and responsibility) 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

  • A sound awareness and applied experience of facilitating group dynamics in an arid, off-trail based environment.
  • A demonstrated understanding of Indigenous cultural awareness and competency.
  • Proven ability to utilize facilitation strategies in relation to conflict resolution.
  • The ability to engage your group in maintaining a higher degree of hygiene management and nutrition at a personal and group level.
  • Adopt a sound awareness of risk management that will both enable and support the group in challenges presented by the nature of the Kakadu environment.
  • Experience in enabling and empowering groups to take leadership.
  • Capacity to work in isolated and remote situations whilst maintaining a good working relationship with school staff and OEG support staff.
  • The ability and desire to relocate to Jabiru for the duration or part thereof of the Jabiru Program Season; March – October 2021.
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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 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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