Senior Program Officer

Are you seeking an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of young people? Keen to venture out to the coast and connect with nature? YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp, located by the famous Great Ocean Road, is seeking a passionate individual with a background in outdoor education and recreation to join their dynamic team!
About Anglesea Recreation Camp
Anglesea Recreation Camp is a coastal adventure camp, managed by YMCA Camps. Catering to schools and groups year-round, the team at Anglesea run a variety of programs and activities to suit every group, from beach swimming, canoeing and skateboarding by day, to campfires and stargazing by night. Featuring flexible accommodation options for clients, a vast array of outdoor activities, and nearby access to rivers and beaches, Anglesea Recreation Camp provides the rare opportunity to explore the sand, sea, surf, bush and river environments all in one place.
About the Role
As Senior Program Officer, you will assist the Program Coordinator in leading a team of staff to deliver programs and activities to visiting schools and community groups, and liaise with teachers and group leaders to ensure learning outcomes are achieved in an engaging and safe manner. This hands on role will see you supervising and training program staff, volunteers and placement students, as well as working directly in the program. You will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring all camp programs are delivered effectively and safely, through effective communication within your facilitating team
  • Continual review and improvement of current programs, as well as development of new programs
  • Responding to client needs to ensure exceptional quality of service
  • Risk management review and procedures in line with all camp programs
  • Upholding the values of the YMCA at all times
This is a permanent full-time role with an hourly rate of $23.50 - $28.48, based on qualifications and experience.

About You
You are a motivated individual, with experience in the delivery of outdoor recreation programs involving young people. You demonstrate strong leadership qualities, and possess strong interpersonal skills, which will allow you to build strong and positive relationships with a number of stakeholders. You are proactive, professional and organised with a proven capacity to ‘get the job done’.
In return, YMCA Victoria offers you flexible working, rostering arrangements, opportunities for career development and growth, and a range of further benefits.
Mandatory Qualifications
  • Level 2 First Aid & current CPR certificate
  • Current Drivers Licence
Highly Desirable Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Inland Waterways, Pool Lifeguard or Surf Bronze qualifications
  • Canoe Level 1 Certificate (Guide)
  • High Ropes Certificate (Conduct)
At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police check, working with children check and reference checks). To learn more about our commitment to safeguarding children and young people visit

At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual, such as:
  • Flexible working and rostering arrangements 
  • Opportunities for career development and growth 
  • Free access to gyms, recreation, and aquatics centres across the state 
  • Free access to the Virtual Y – online health and wellness 
  • Opportunity to work by the gorgeous Great Ocean Road
How to Apply
Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, click the Apply button or email for further information.