Full-time position commencing mid-Jan 2018

Key Duties and Responsibilities
The Outdoor Education Teacher will be responsible for the facilitation and planning/co-planning of a contemporary and dynamic Outdoor Education, Certificate II Outdoor Recreation, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme along with other programming. These programmes occur at both The Rockhampton Grammar Schools (RGS) main campus as well as at Ritamada, the schools Outdoor Education Campus near Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast. As a staff member of RGS, the Outdoor Education Teacher will uphold the values and educational standards of the school and work to support the school motto: ‘Macte Virtute Et Litteris’, ‘To grow in character and scholarship’. The Outdoor Education Teacher will provide support to the Director of Outdoor Education to facilitate all aspects of the Outdoor Education programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in development of Outdoor Education, Certificate II Outdoor Recreation and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme programmes
  • Lead and co-lead activity sessions, camp programmes and extended camps
  • Lead and co-lead theoretical, practical day classes, day expeditions and extended expeditions in the Cert. II Outdoor Recreation programme
  • Assess the academic and practical skill progress of Cert II participants and keep records
  • Help develop coursing materials if needed
  • Assist in the effective running of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Daily planning toward short, medium and long term goal attainment
  • Facilitate specific activities to industry common practice and Risk Management standards
  • Take direction from and report to the Director of Outdoor Education
  • Uphold and maintain risk management and standard operating procedures
  • Organise logistical components of programmes
  • Administrate programmes and communications to a high level
  • Keep diary notes of programme progress
  • Assist in visiting school classes for programme preparation
  • Liaise with school students and staff to ensure their integral involvement and readiness in the outdoor programme
  • Participate in regular skills development, maintenance and scenario training
  • Assist in maintaining outdoor education equipment and storage shed
  • Drive school vehicles and buses with utmost care and consideration with regard to school policy on vehicles

Primary Objectives

  • Assist in the delivery of an exciting, safe, organised and effective Outdoor Education programme
  • Assist in the delivery of an exciting safe, organised and effective Certificate II Outdoor Recreation and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Ensure all aspects of work are done to a high standard of safety in accordance with industry common practice risk management

Work Environment

  • Maintain safe and healthy work practices in line with Workplace Health and Safety Policy
  • Comply with all School policies and procedures
  • Display positive interpersonal skills needed for the delivery of quality service with a particular emphasis on communication and teamwork
  • Ensuring all work documents are kept in a confidential manner
  • Attend school functions as required.

Relevant Qualifications and Experience

  • Current Teacher Registration
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Driver Authority Licence for LR desirable (Coaster/Rosa style buses)
  • Current Wilderness or Remote Area First Aid Certification
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation desirable with relevant specialisations and/or relevant outdoor leadership and activity skills and experience (listed below)
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Assessor desirable.
  • Use technology to facilitate work requirements.

Relevant and Desirable Outdoor Leadership and Activity Skills

  • Bushwalking
  • Canoeing on flat water
  • Kayaking on flat water
  • Sea Kayaking inshore
  • Abseil natural and artificial surfaces/structures
  • Climbing natural and artificial surfaces/structures
  • Navigation
  • High and low ropes
  • Initiatives
  • Campsite management
  • Minimal impact
  • Staff & student management & facilitation
  • Driving 4WD
  • Record keeping for results/assessment and petty cash
  • Logistical organisation
  • Expedition skills in group/staff management.

Additional Points
Due to the particular spacing and clustering of programmes in collaboration with the school calendar and seasonal weather patterns, work will often occur outside of standard school hours and involve a residential supervision component as part of delivering a safe and effective programme.

For further information contact:
Damien Boicos
Director of Outdoor Education
The Rockhampton Grammar School
Em: dboicos@rgs.qld.edu.au
Ph: 0438 118 220

To apply, please submit your application, including a copy of your Curriculum Vitae with relevant qualifications and training to: positions@rgs.qld.edu.au

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.