Vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies available for 2018.  Further details for each position are outlined below.  Applications for all positions close on Friday, 1st December 2017 at 5.00pm.

  • Field Instructor (AKL)
  • Auckland Based Adventure Therapy Facilitator
  • Fixed Term Instructors Term 1 2018 (CHCH, 2 positions)
  • Christchurch Based Adventure Therapy Facilitator

Field Instructor (AKL)

We require an outdoor instructor to join our Auckland team as a Field Instructor starting January 2018.

Adventure Specialties Trust has over 33 years working with a wide range of client groups in the adventure education and personal development fields. The Trust’s Auckland base operates throughout the North Island with programmes involving sea and river kayaking, rafting, tramping and alpine trips, also skiing, caving, rock climbing, and cycling.  Most programmes involve facilitated learning and are tailored to the specific needs of a variety of client groups (such as schools, youth development agencies and family counselling programmes).

We are looking for applicants with a Christian commitment who will be compatible with the Trust’s philosophy and objectives.

Applicants will have:

  • Completed a Certificate or higher in Outdoor Recreation Leadership or equivalent experience.
  • Held a drivers licence for a minimum of two years and be eligible for a P Endorsement and Class 2.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills.
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Good organisational skills and computer literacy.
  • An understanding of outdoor education and youth work principles.
  • A current first aid certificate.

Strong candidates will also have NZOIA or equivalent qualifications and industry experience.

Over time you will be responsible for:

  • Developing programmes and resources specific to clients’ needs.
  • Instructing and facilitating all aspects of programmes.
  • Coordinating the work of contract staff on programmes.

Adventure Specialties Trust is committed to the on-going training and development of its staff.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake training toward NZOIA and other relevant assessments.  The position involves significant time away from Auckland and requires a commitment of three years due to the training and investment involved.

If you wish to speak to somebody about this position please contact either Jeff Lappin or Tim Wills on (09) 837 6033. Otherwise please forward a CV with contact details for two referees to:  Adventure Specialties Trust, PO Box 45152, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0651, or email CV to office@adventurespecialties.co.nz.

 

Auckland Based Adventure Therapy Facilitator

We have an exciting opportunity for another Adventure Therapy Facilitator to join our Auckland team starting January 2018.

This Adventure Therapy Facilitator role will be predominantly based in Auckland with day trips to the wider Auckland region working mainly with young people in the youth justice and care and protection systems. Other programmes will involve some overnight and expedition programmes working with a range of young people, groups and families with differing areas of therapeutic focus.

Adventure Specialties Trust has over 33 years working with a wide range of client groups in the experiential education, personal development and adventure therapy fields. The Trust’s Auckland base operates throughout the wider Auckland area and expedition trips throughout the North Island. The adventure therapy programmes typically involve sea kayaking, tramping, caving, rock climbing, mountain biking, high ropes, canyoning and coasteering.  Programmes involve facilitated reflection and learning and are tailored to the specific needs of a variety of client groups (such as youth development, social service and mental health agencies).

We are looking for applicants with a Christian commitment who will be compatible with the Trust’s vision, mission and values.

Applicants will have:

  • Qualifications and/or training in youth work, social work, counselling, psychotherapy, or occupational therapy.
  • Have personal experience in a range of outdoor pursuits.
  • Have experience in leading groups (preferably in an outdoor leadership setting).
  • Held a drivers licence for a minimum of two years and be eligible for a P Endorsement.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills.
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Good organisational skills and computer literacy.
  • An understanding of youth development and therapeutic principles.
  • A current first aid certificate (not necessary at time of application).

Strong candidates will also have training and qualifications in outdoor leadership. Although this is not essential.  Adventure Specialties Trust is willing to train and develop outdoor leadership skills as part of the employment if the applicant is strong in other areas.

Over time you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and facilitating all aspects of programmes.
  • Developing programmes and resources specific to clients’ needs.

Adventure Specialties Trust is committed to the on-going training and development of its staff.  Successful applicants will be supported towards developing skills in both outdoor leadership and therapeutic roles. This position comes with a generous professional development and annual leave package.  The ideal candidate will be willing to make a commitment of three years due to the training and investment involved.

If you wish to speak to somebody about this position please contact Amy Horn on 027 424 6596. Otherwise please forward a CV with contact details for two referees to:  Adventure Specialties Trust, PO Box 45152, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0651, or email CV to office@adventurespecialties.co.nz.

 

Fixed Term Field Instructors – Term 1 2018

We require 2 outdoor field instructors to join our Christchurch team starting February 2018 through to April 2018. Exact dates to be confirmed.

Adventure Specialties Trust has over 33 years working with a wide range of client groups in the adventure education and personal development fields. The Trust’s Christchurch base operates throughout the South Island with programmes involving sea and river kayaking, tramping, Coasteering, High ropes, caving, rock climbing, and cycling.  Most programmes involve facilitated learning and are tailored to the specific needs of a variety of client groups (such as schools, youth development agencies and family counselling programmes).

We are looking for applicants with a Christian commitment who will be compatible with the Trust’s philosophy and objectives.

Applicants will ideally have:

  • Completed a Certificate or higher in Outdoor Recreation Leadership or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills.
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Good organisational skills and some computer literacy.
  • An understanding of outdoor education and youth work principles.
  • A current first aid certificate.

Strong candidates will also have NZOIA or equivalent qualifications and industry experience.

If you wish to speak to somebody about this position please contact Andy Balcar on (03) 348 4547. Otherwise please forward a CV with contact details for two referees to: chch@adventurespecialties.co.nz.

 

Christchurch Based Adventure Therapy Facilitator

We have an exciting opportunity for another Adventure Therapy Facilitator to join our Christchurch team starting January 2018.

This Adventure Therapy Facilitator role will be predominantly based in Christchurch with day trips to the wider Canterbury region working mainly with young people in the youth justice and care and protection systems. Other programmes will involve some overnight and expedition programmes working with a range of young people, groups and families with differing areas of therapeutic focus.

Adventure Specialties Trust has over 33 years working with a wide range of client groups in the experiential education, personal development and adventure therapy fields.  At times Christchurch staff assist with expedition trips in the North Island during peak times. The adventure therapy programmes typically involve sea kayaking, tramping, caving, rock climbing, mountain biking, high ropes, canyoning, surf kayaking and coasteering. Programmes involve facilitated reflection and learning and are tailored to the specific needs of a variety of client groups (such as youth development, social service and mental health agencies).

We are looking for applicants with a Christian commitment who will be compatible with the Trust’s vision, mission and values.

Applicants will have:

  • Qualifications and/or training in outdoor recreation leadership. (minimum of NZOIA leader level awards or equivalent qualifications and industry experience).
  • Experience working with youth that face significant challenges in a therapeutic context e.g. youth work, or alongside social workers, counsellors, or therapists.
  • An understanding of youth development and therapeutic principles.
  • Held a drivers licence for a minimum of two years and be eligible for a P Endorsement.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills.
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Good organisational skills and computer literacy.
  • A current first aid certificate (not necessary at time of application).

Over time you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and facilitating all aspects of programmes.
  • Developing programmes and resources specific to clients’ needs.

Adventure Specialties Trust is committed to the on-going training and development of its staff.  Successful applicants will be supported towards developing skills in both outdoor leadership and therapeutic roles. This position comes with a generous professional development and annual leave package.  The ideal candidate will be willing to make a commitment of three years due to the training and investment involved.

If you wish to speak to somebody about this position please contact Amy Horn on 027 424 6596. Otherwise please forward a CV with contact details for two referees to:  Adventure Specialties Trust, PO Box 45152, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0651, or email CV to office@adventurespecialties.co.nz.