Primary Position: Outdoors Leader
Appointed by: District Manager or Region Manager
Reports to: District Manager or Region Manager
- Youth members
- Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders and Unit Helpers in own District/Region.
Term of Appointment: In accordance with State policy.
Primary purpose of the position: As part of the District/Region team, deliver a safe, high quality outdoors program to youth members.
1. Being Part of Guiding in Australia
- Help and support other members of the Unit/District/Region team.
- Share skills, knowledge and resources with other Leaders, Unit Helpers and youth members.
- Communicate effectively with other Leaders/Managers in the Unit/District/Region teams.
- Support new Leaders in the District/Region including signing activities in the Leadership Qualification Passport as appropriate.
- Promote Guiding in local community.
2. Delivering the Australian Guide Program Outdoors
- Support the delivery of the Australian Guide Program in the outdoors.
- Maximise opportunities to incorporate all aspects of the Australian Guide Program into outdoors activities.
- Provide opportunities for youth members to develop and use their leadership skills in the outdoors.
3. Being Safe
- Comply with obligations under the relevant National and State Work Health and Safety Acts.
- Care for the health and safety of everyone associated with the activities.
- Comply with Girl Guides Australia/State Girl Guides Organisation policy and procedures.
- Undertake risk assessment and complete risk management plans.
- Minimise risk on an ongoing basis.
4. Developing Outdoor Skills
- Provide opportunities for youth members to develop and use their outdoor skills.
- Build relationships with other outdoor activity providers in the community.
Requirements of appointment to the position
- Member of State Girl Guide Organisation.
- Hold a Leadership Qualification as an Outdoors Leader.
- Satisfy the requirements of State Legislation in regard to Child Protection.
- First Aid Statement of Attainment – ‘Provide First Aid’ – CPR refreshed annually.
- Acceptance of Girl Guides Australia Code of Conduct..
Capabilities and personal attributes
- Commitment to the principles of Guiding and willingness to make or renew the Guide Promise.
- Commitment to girls/young women and their development.
- Ability to be a positive role model.
- Good interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.
- Capacity and time to undertake the role.
- Sound planning and Organisational skills.
- Maintain the physical capability to undertake the Outdoors Leader role safely.
- Commitment to the Promise and Law.
- Compliance with the Girl Guides Australia Code of Conduct..
- Meet ongoing requirements for any outdoor specialist skills.
- Commitment to ongoing self-development and learning.
- Wearing of the Guide uniform.
- Interim Review completed with District Manager or Region Manager six months following appointment.
- Role currency checks (including First Aid) as required.
- Participation in a Review as required.
Last Modified: 21/10/15 at 2:10 PM