Unit Helper

Role Description

The Unit Helper contributes to the delivery of a high-quality Australian Guide Program to Youth Members in a safe environment.

Unit Helper Responsibilities

  • Help and support other members of the Unit leadership team
  • Share skills, knowledge and resources
  • Take responsibility for elements of the Unit program and Unit meetings as directed by the Unit leadership team
  • Contribute to the planning of the Unit program along with Youth Members and Adult Members
  • Facilitate Youth Members to develop and implement an effective and well-balanced program relevant to their needs and interests
  • Support Youth Members to further their understanding and application of the Promise and Law
  • Encourage Youth Members to process in the Australian Guide Program
  • Provide opportunities for Youth Members to develop and use leadership skills
  • Contribute to the health and safety of all members associated with the Unit
  • Comply with Girl Guides Australia / State Girl Guides Organisation risk management policy and procedures.

Building for the Future

Building for the future embraces Guides to be themselves in a brave space.

The Unit Helper leads and supports this by:

  • Showing a commitment to raising the voices of girls and young women
  • Challenging stereotypes and responding constructively and positively in different cultural, social, and work contexts
  • Breaking down gender barriers to leadership for girls and women
  • Enjoying a balanced life that allows time to focus on interests
  • Responding to challenging situations, conflict, and pressure in a calm manner.

Requirements for Appointment

Guiding experience is not a requirement for the Unit Helper role. To be appointed the Unit Helper must:

  1. Have the ability to work collaboratively with others in the Unit team
  2. Satisfy the requirements of adult membership and appointment for her SGGO
  3. Be a positive role model.

Last Modified: 27/06/23 at 11:47 AM