ERCNSW Program Assistant


Employment Type

Part Time - 1 Year Contract

Applications Close

Monday, 19 September 2022


Sydney, NSW

About the Opportunity

The Program Assistant (PA) role exists to coordinate, deliver and evaluate Edmund Rice Camps NSW programs and services. This includes, but is not limited to, week-long residential camps, weekend camps, follow up activity days and significant volunteer recruitment, training and support initiatives. Under the direction of the Executive Officer, the position is responsible for planning, resourcing, researching and budgeting for all aspects of ERCNSW services. Fundraising is a shared responsibility within the organisation and this role will be required to support various fundraising activities.

ERCNSW supports children, young people and their families experiencing significant and complex disadvantage. As such, the PA must work within our rigorous safeguarding, WHS and risk management frameworks and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning, collaboration, best practice and child safety. The PA will often be required to work both independently and as part of a team.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating, delivering and evaluating all ERCNSW programs (including but not limited to weeklong residential camps, Junior, outdoor weekend camps and follow up activity days)

  • Ensuring appropriate staffing of volunteers for all programs and activities

  • Attending programs as required and responding to any issues that arise

  • Overseeing the recruitment, assessment, induction, training, and retention of volunteers

  • Monitoring Social Media platforms and responding to enquiries

  • Ensuring programs are within budget and meet operational requirements

  • Actively contribute to fundraising activities and initiatives

About You

To be successful in this position you will have the following:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree related to Community development, Social welfare, Counselling, Outdoor education or other relevant area

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a similar role including planning, delivery and evaluation of programs

  • Experience coordinating a volunteer based program including recruitment, retention, training and support

  • Experience working with children, young people and families experiencing significant and complex disadvantage

  • Experience in creating and publishing social media content

  • Working with Children Check clearance demonstrated understanding of responsibilities of a mandatory reporter

  • Current unrestricted drivers licence and willingness to obtain light rigid licence

  • Apply first aid certificate or willingness to obtain

This is a full time position on a fixed term 12 month contract.

All applications are via our website and must include a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and your curriculum vitae.

ERCS is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and adults-at-risk. ERCS is committed to a safe culture for all and has zero tolerance of any abuse, discrimination including racism and a zero tolerance of inaction in regard to concerns of this nature.

This position may close early if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Applications Close: September 19