ERCVIC Program Activity Officer


Employment Type

Part-Time (0.6), 12 months

Applications Close

Sunday, 29 May 2022


Melbourne, Victoria

About the Opportunity:

The Program Activity Officer will fulfill an assistant responsibility to the Team Leader in supporting them with the overall organisation of programs including facilitation and evaluation aspects of all services run by Edmund Rice Camps. As well as support the organisation you will assist the Team Leader in planning, resourcing, researching and budgeting for all aspects of Edmund Rice Camps' service (and directly for operational camps' services).

The role is directly involved in program facilitation, participant referral, volunteer recruitment, child protection practices and protocols, risk management and resource management. Emphasis in the role is placed on maintaining the Edmund Rice Camps ethos, professionalism and trust. The role requires a constant commitment to ongoing learning, team collaboration, best practice behaviours and discipline in professional practices and procedures. The Program Activity Officer will often be required to work independently while still an essential member of the core team of Edmund Rice Camps.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating programs and ensuring these are executed to the best possible standard.

  • Oversee the management, development, implementation, and delivery of ERCVIC programs

  • Oversee the coordination of all camps and programs conducted by ERCVIC

  • Oversee the recruitment, induction, training, and retention of volunteers

  • Ensure that critical incidents are reported in a timely manner to the Team Leader or LAC contact person

  • Documenting the program and returning these to the Edmund Rice Camps Office

  • Administration tasks such as photocopying, email, printing of documents to be used on the program

  • Provide regular reports to the Team Leader as required.

  • Manage own risk management/benefit for all recreation activities and programs this role conducts on and off site

About You:

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

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree related to Community development, Social welfare, Counselling, Outdoor recreation or other relevant area

  • Working with Children clearance

  • Current unrestricted Drivers licence

  • Apply First Aid certificate

  • Willingness and ability to travel from time to time

  • Willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet the demands of the role including weekend and evening work

  • Experience working within a volunteer scheme, volunteer based program or in a direct relationship with volunteers.

  • Experience with running outdoor recreation programs

  • Knowledge of the outdoor recreation sector and adventure activity standards

  • Knowledge and experience of working with diverse children, young people and families who have faced significant adversity

  • Knowledge, understanding and application of trauma informed and strength-based theories of practice

  • Knowledge and experience developing and delivering (volunteer) training to young adults

How to Apply:

All applications are via our website and must include a cover letter with responses to the key selection criteria (no more than two pages) and your curriculum vitae.

ERCS is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and has zero tolerance to any form of abuse.

Applications Close: Monday 30 May