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APRIL 2022 JOB OPPORTUNITY- We currently have a position available for a Casual NATURE MENTOR / FOREST SCHOOL LEADER with our Little Birdwings program.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS – The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
  • early childhood qualifications (diploma or above),
  • previous experience working in nature with children under school age,
  • Blue Card, 1st Aid and Child Protection certificates
  • personal experience and connection to wild nature. This position is well suited to those who thoroughly enjoy camping, hiking and having wild adventures.
DESIRED QUALITIES – We are looking for people who:
  • have sense of adventure and a positive approach to self-reflection and personal growth. We grow within this work as much as the children do and engage in our own personal learning regularly.
  • are practical people with common sense, able to think ahead, problem-solve and find creative solutions.
  • comfortable being out of doors and curious about all of nature’s creatures, plants and landscapes.
POSITION DESCRIPTION – The Nature Mentor is an early childhood qualified educator who leads the Little Birdwings program with children aged 18 months – 5 years. Little Birdwings is a multi-age kindy-style program that runs outdoors in nature for an 8hr day. The main tasks include:
  • risk assessing outdoor spaces – safety checks, and dynamic risk assessments in new areas
  • setting/packing up resources,
  • care of the child (building relationships, dressing, toileting/nappy changes, supervising eating and drinking of water and child’s personal needs)
  • supervision of play in a variety of natural play spaces in all weathers (creek play, bush play, scrambling, loose parts play, etc)
  • clear and professional communication with co-workers and families
  • documentation (daily observations, visual documentation in group journal)
  • personal reflection tasks (monthly requirement)
The casual position is initially for 2 full days per week with flexibility after a 3 month trial. Wages are casual in accordance with the Miscellaneous Award.
If you are interested in volunteering or working with Birdwings, please feel free to leave your resume with us on our application page on this link here: