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Barker College

Outdoor Instructor at The Grange

Barker College is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced, innovative and enthusiastic educator for the position of Outdoor Instructor / Teacher at The Grange.  Situated in the upper Blue Mountains, The Grange is Barker’s Outdoor & Environmental Education Campus. 

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Educators with a strong environmental ethic and true passion for the outdoors, who actively seek opportunities to develop student character are invited to apply.

This will be a Defined Period Contract for 2 years initially.  This is a Part-Time (0.8FTE/30 hours per week) role to commence in early 2021.

Please note that new staff will be required to attend Orientation which commences 21 January 2021.  Term 1, 2021 commences for all staff from 25 January 2021.

An Outdoor Instructor at The Grange shall be required to assist the Directors of The Grange in the delivery of programs primarily involving middle-school students.  This may include:

  • Following and promoting the Educational Philosophy of the Outdoor and Environmental Education Programme at Barker College.
  • Instructing students in Outdoor and Environmental Education as set out in the program including overnight expeditions involving hiking, mountain biking, canyoning as well as local environmental field studies.
  • Contributing towards the personal growth and social development of our co-educational students with a strong focus on pastoral care.
  • Instructing students in Science and Geography field lessons as set out in the program.
  • Demonstrating conservation values and a sustainability ethos and express a deep understanding of ecology.
  • Assisting in the development of program and resource materials.
  • Upholding clear and fair communication with peers and work patiently and cohesively in a small team environment.
  • Assisting in the evaluation of programs, student performance and reporting to House tutors on social and academic development.
  • Actively upholding effective discipline and standards applicable to Barker College in-regard to student behaviour and presentation in a residential setting.
  • Assistance in ongoing maintenance and behind the scenes program duties, particularly those of a day to day nature.
  • Assistance in maintaining a clean, tidy and safe working environment.
  • Administering field first aid and responding to emergency situations, as necessary.
  • Travelling to Barker (Hornsby campus) as required to accompany students.
  • Other general duties as specified by the Directors.

Applicants must possess a Certificate IV qualifications in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent and hold current Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Preference will be given to applicants holding teaching qualifications in Science and/or Geography curriculum, Conservation Land Management qualifications are also desirable.

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For more information, and to access the Position Description please go to the Barker College website https://www.barker.college/about-barker/employment-at-barker

Barker College is a child safe organisation and all statutory checks and references are required prior to confirmation of employment.  A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check will be required.

Barker College is an Anglican School and applicants for this position will need to demonstrate sympathy with and support for the School’s Christian values. 

Barker College is committed to a safe work environment and all staff members work within our WHS Policy & Procedures and other relevant documentation.

Referees will only be contacted after initial interviews have been carried out. 

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae. 

To Apply:

  •  Please apply directly via SEEK providing a current CV and a supporting cover letter
  • Applications close: Thursday 10 December at 10:00AM

Barker College is a Workplace Gender Equality Employer

Initiative Activities. Copyright Barker College 2020. All rights reserved.

Where: Mount Victoria, NSW, Australia

Workload: Permanent     Part Time    

Closing Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Maggie Stow
Barker College
91 Pacific Highway
Hornsby NSW Australia 2077

Phone: 02 8438 7617

Email: employment@barker.nsw.edu.au

Website: https://www.seek.com.au/job/50993525

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