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Jesuit Social Services

Field Educator (Outdoor Education)

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

Bushwalking. Copyright Jesuit Social Services 2020. All rights reserved.

About the program

The Outdoor Experience (TOE) program facilitates change in the lives of participants by encouraging and assisting young people with substance related issues to challenge themselves through therapeutic bush adventure activities and journeys.

The therapeutic component encourages and gives opportunity for young people to make meaning from their experiences on the activities/journeys and find ways to incorporate change into their everyday lives.

The Outdoor Experience works collaboratively with agencies and the support networks of young people who participate, tailoring experiences and programs towards the aims of the young person and the referring agency.

About the role

Based at The Bush Hut in Kew, the role primarily focuses on outdoor education. Reporting to the Coordinator, you will work closely to engage young people and agencies, in meaningful, safe and appropriate therapeutic adventure activities and journeys.

With demonstrated experience in leading outdoor programs in safe and effective ways you will be familiar with framework around working with vulnerable young people.

You will have the ability to build rapport with a range of people from various backgrounds together with experience in delivering high quality service to participants, their families/carers, other service users and referring agencies.

This is a part time (0.6 EFT) position, catering for day programs and some multi-day journeys to remote areas.

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About you

This role will suit a candidate with the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Valid Working With Children Check or willing to obtain
  • Wilderness First Aid or equivalent
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Flatwater Canoe Guide is preferable
  • Experience working with vulnerable young people utilising adventure based activities.
  • Willingness to undergo a Police check

A base salary of $72,361 per annum (pro rata) is offered, plus salary packaging, together with ongoing professional and career development. 

How to apply

To view the position description and to apply for this position, please visit our website, www.jss.org.au

For further information please contact Jenny Vran, on 0407 403 706 or jenny.vran@jss.org.au

Applicants are required to send a copy of their CV including names and contact numbers of two referees. Your cover letter should address relevant aspects of the selection criteria.  

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 8 March 2021.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a family friendly working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Sea Kayaking. Copyright Jesuit Social Services 2020. All rights reserved.

Where: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Workload(s): Part Time

Closing Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Jenny Vran
Jesuit Social Services

Mobile: 0407 403 706

Email: jenny.vran@jss.org.au

Website: http://www.jss.org.au

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