Outdoor Educator/Activity Guide

Division/Branch: Youthworks Christian Outdoor Education
Location: Royal National Park (Sutherland), South of Sydney, NSW
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: as soon as the positions are filled

Outdoor Educator/Activity Guide to join Youthworks Christian Outdoor Education.

Youthworks Christian Outdoor Education leads the way in professional Christian outdoor education. Through the practise of temporary community, the passionate, enthusiastic and highly skilled team use outdoor learning experiences to bring together Bible-based discipleship and outdoor education in a unique and powerful way. The team is made up of a talented bunch of people who love Jesus, seek adventure in the outdoors and believe that not all lessons are best taught in the classroom. They are just as passionate about Christian ministry to young people as they are about adventurous experiences in God’s creation.

About the role

Youthworks is currently seeking qualified Christian Outdoor Educators to join their teams operating in Nowra, Sydney and the Blue Mountains. The successful applicants will have a proven record of involvement in Christian ministry, substantial outdoor field experience and a passionate commitment to supporting the ethos of Youthworks Christian Outdoor Education.

Applicants are sought for fulltime roles commencing in late January 2019. We also have short-term roles available for the summer season which may suit guides wanting to work elsewhere in winter 2019. There are even a couple of seasonal positions available for an immediate start. 

Your responsibilities:

You would be part of a ministry team working extensively in the field on both site-based and expedition programs.  We have positions available at our centre on the Shoalhaven River just outside of Nowra, as well as the Royal National Park south of Sydney, or in Springwood in the lower Blue Mountains, NSW.

You will need to demonstrate

  • Certificate III or IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Current First Aid Qualifications (Pref. Remote / LWFA)
  • Current Bronze Medallion
  • Strong intrapersonal & interpersonal skills  
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work as part of a ministry team
  • Willingness and capacity to spend nights away from home on a regular basis.
  • Solid, practical understanding of the significance of risk in outdoor education
  • Excellent facilitation skills in a Christian Outdoor Education context

Additional information:

On site accommodation may be available if needed for suitable applicants.

How to Apply:

Obtain the Position Description.

Submit in writing a cover letter and resume by clicking 'Apply' below.

Additionally, please upload the completed Application Form when submitting your cover letter and resume.

Your application should address all selection criteria listed in the position description and include current qualifications, relevant professional experience and Christian ministry involvement. Please include a past employer and your current church minister as a referee.

Youthworks Christian Outdoor Education is committed to participating in the NSW Working with Children Checks program, and successful applicants must have a valid Working with Children Check ID number for paid employment before an offer of employment can be made. Persons who are ineligible need not apply.

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Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.
If your skills are a fit, you will be contacted by a member of our recruitment/HR team.

Applications Close: as soon as the positions are filled