Unit Helper

Position Description

Supplementary Position Title: Unit Helper

Appointed by: Unit Leader

Reports to: Unit Leader

Key Relationships:

  • Youth members
  • Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders, and Unit Helpers in own Unit
  • Parents and wider community

Term of Appointment:    In accordance with State policy.

Primary purpose of the position:    Contribute to the delivery of a high quality Australian Guide Program to youth members in a safe environment.


1. Being Part of Guiding in Australia

  • Help and support other members of the Unit leadership team.
  • Share skills, knowledge and resources.

2. Delivering the Australian Guide Program

  • 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.

3. Being Safe

  • Contribute to the health and safety of all members associated with the Unit.
  • Comply with obligations under the relevant national and state Work Health and Safety Acts.
  • Comply with Girl Guides Australia / State Girl Guides Organisation risk management policy and procedures.

Requirements of appointment to the position

  • Member of State Girl Guide Organisation.
  • Satisfactory Police and Working with Children checks as required by State legislation.
  • Acceptance of Girl Guides Australia Code of Conduct.
  • Commitment to regular attendance.

Capabilities and personal attributes

  • Commitment to the principles of Guiding.
  • Commitment to girls/young women and their development.
  • Ability to be a positive role model.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.

Ongoing requirements

Last Modified: 17/02/21 at 7:47 AM