Group Facilitator


About us:

Baptist Care SA works collaboratively with South Australians from all walks of life. We provide Camping and Adventure Programs, Disability Services, Homelessness Services, Out of Home Care and Youth, Family and Community Programs. We are committed to finding a way forward for everyone we serve and supporting them to achieve their life goals. We find ways to make people's lives better.

About the role – Casual, multiple positions available!

We are seeking motivated individuals who thrive in the outdoors and love all things adventure! As a Group Facilitator you will lead our participants (mainly school aged children) who are joining our Adventure Pathways programs which include camps, expeditions, and day programs. You are a natural leader who is keen to share their recreational and outdoor activity experience to enable participants to become more connected with themselves, others, God and the natural world. This role will provide plenty of variety and scope for building on your group facilitation skills. Ideally you would be happy to work across our Mylor Adventure Camp and Wirraway (Strathalbyn) sites, with occasional travel to sites such as schools or locations in community. 

Key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Facilitate activities and provide supervision to program participants during adventure based programs
  • Follow Adventure Pathways Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) and relevant Work Directives in the facilitation of all activities
  • Participate in organisational communication and development systems such as staff meetings, planning and review days and quality assurance programs
  • Work collaboratively with other Group Facilitators to ensure the programs are delivered consistently and efficiently display professionalism and courtesy in all interactions with clients and staff
  • Implement contingency plans where required to address issues which affect normal service delivery and operations

About you:

As a keen outdoor enthusiast, you will enjoy working with young people seeing them grow and become a healthier, more connected version of themselves through facilitating purposeful outdoor activities. You are not afraid of new challenges, and you may already be working towards certification in Outdoor Education or Outdoor Recreation. This will be the perfect way to enter the industry in a dynamic and fulfilling role.

You will also have the following skills and experience:

  • Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent experience. Youth Work or related qualifications may also be considered with appropriate experience.
  • Hold or be actively working towards at least one adventure activity specific qualification related to bush walking, rock-climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, high ropes etc.
  • Working knowledge of outdoor industry risk management practices and standards, including the Australian Adventure Activity Standards.
  • Previous experience facilitating adventure activities in a similar setting

Specific Requirements:

Baptist Care SA is committed to the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable people and as such applicants will be considered in accordance with our safety practices and suitability. 

You will be required to have, or be willing to obtain: 

  • A valid DHS Working with Children Check
  • Safe Environments for Children and Young People
  • Provide First Aid HLTAID003 or equivalent
  • Wilderness First Aid HLTAID005 (Off-site expeditions)
  • National Police Clearance
  • Travel within South Australia
  • A valid full South Australian C Class driver’s licence
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours will be required
  • Physically capable of undertaking strenuous outdoor activities

Why work with us?

Baptist Care SA offers a flexible and supportive environment where you are encouraged to be the best version of yourself.

You’ll also receive:

  • Competitive salary in line with the FIA award; casual rate from $30.74ph + super
  • Salary Packaging to increase your take home pay 
  • A corporate health plan with BUPA offering discounted health insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • A commitment to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment and other initiatives that are included in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
  • Support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander employees cultural and community obligations, including NAIDOC Leave and up to five days Paid Cultural Leave

We do not accept applications via email, however, for more information, please see our website, or reach out to Justin Farrell at jfarrell@baptistcaresa.org.au for a confidential discussion.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Apply now

Casual

Job no: DZEN427149

Location: Hills

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2024