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People with Disabilities

Manager (Six month maternity contract)

Employer: People Outdoors

Type: Contract/Temp Sector: Not-for-Profit & Community Organisations

The Not For Profit Australian Camps Association (ACA), the national peak body for residential camps and outdoor providers, believes that participating in supported outdoor experiences through camps and adventure activities leads to happier and healthier lives. Our vision is to facilitate ‘more people outdoors more often'.

‘Adventure For All’ – Outdoor Experiences for People with Disabilities

People Outdoors (, a branch of the Australian Camps Association, was established in 1989 to provide outdoor recreation for people of all ages with physical or intellectual disabilities. The Australian Camps Association is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider certified with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and accredited with Quality Tourism (QT).

Programs range from single day through to week long camps and provide people with disabilities the opportunity to experience the social and developmental benefits of adventure outdoors. In some cases, participation is assisted by our charity, the People Outdoors Fund. All programs are staffed by trained and passionate professionals and volunteers.

People Outdoors (PO) programs are hallmarked by a high level of communication with parents/guardians and campers, including a personal pre-camp (intake) meeting and post program evaluation. Our programs only operate at Australian Camps Association member camps that are accredited with the QT program. People Outdoors programs are outcomes focused and are all about fun, personal development, social connection and enjoying the great outdoors.

The Role

The role is full time during business hours and is based at the ACA office in Preston. Some out of business hours work will be required on occasion. This position is a six month maternity leave contract, commencing late-March 2019 and concluding at the end of September 2019.

Some travel will be required from time to time.

The successful applicant must have:

  • Current direct experience with the NDIS, including preparing and / or claiming on NDIS plans,
  • Direct experience in working with people with disabilities,
  • Practical experience in recruiting, managing and training staff and volunteers,
  • A current Victorian Working With Children Check and clear Victorian Police Check (and clear International Police Check if relevant)
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a Child Safe environment,
  • A clear Victorian driving licence.

The successful applicant should have:

  • Some personal experience in residential camping, either personally or professionally,
  • An aptitude for public presentations (eg at expos, shows, etc),
  • The ability to travel in regional Victoria as required.

There are no formal qualifications required for this role, but candidates with either a Certificate IV in Disability Support Work or Outdoor Recreation (or a minimum of three years of experience in either of these fields) will have an advantage.

A full position description can be found below.

Download Manager (maternity contract) PD Jan 2019.pdf

How To Apply

Please read the accompanying Position Statement and Position Description. For further information, or to submit an application (must be sent with a covering letter and CV), contact:

Gosia Barcikowska

People Outdoors Manager

Tel: 03 9863 6824


Deadline: 15/02/2019 Contact: Gosia Barcikowska Email: Phone: 03 9863 6824