Acquired in 2020, Vision Valley is home to the Pymble Ladies’ College’s Outdoor Education Programs and Experiential Learning. It is set on more than 75 acres of land surrounded by national parks, close to the majestic Hawkesbury River and its tributaries, and located only 45 minutes’ drive from the main campus in Pymble.

The role

The Year 9 Residential Program at Vision Valley is a unique experience which provides students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about themselves, others and the natural environment. Our aim is to create and sustain a challenging, friendly, safe and secure environment for students that supports active engagement in all aspects of the Program.

You will be committed to the exemplary care and wellbeing of students as well as being diligent in providing supervision and leadership for their residential experience. As a member of our Vision Valley team, you will work collaboratively to build a strong and connected community, contributing to building a reputation of excellence for the College’s Year 9 Residential Program.

With both full-time and part-time opportunities available, these roles will be for fixed terms surrounding our program dates. The programs for 2022 will run for the following periods:

  • 7 August to 2 September
  • 23 October to 18 November

As the successful candidate, you will be available to work across both weekdays and weekends during these periods on a rostered basis. Shifts will typically commence in the late afternoon and end the following morning. You will be required to supervise and mentor across afternoon, evening and morning activities including mealtimes. A private room with ensuite will be provided during each shift.

About you

You will demonstrate the following attributes and capabilities:

  • Previous experience in supporting and mentoring young people.
  • Demonstrated passion for working with students in a residential setting dedicated to supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, academic and social needs.
  • Flexible availability and a willingness to be on-call each shift.
  • Well-developed communication, time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to develop positive and supportive relationships with students, and staff, demonstrating interpersonal skills that will sustain quality relationships.
  • Understanding of the requirements implicit in Duty of Care and ability to support the expectations of the College in relation to the care of students in the residential setting.
  • Hold a driver’s licence and current First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain both)
  • Alignment to and demonstration of the College’s values

Why work at Pymble?

  • Meaningful staff rewards and recognition program
  • Be able to create a positive impact for our students
  • The opportunity to work with experienced, professional, and supportive staff
  • Work on the College’s key strategic asset, set within beautiful natural surrounds
  • Professional development support and opportunities

The successful candidate must have a Working with Children Check clearance prior to engagement.

Pymble Ladies’ College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a workforce which represents the diverse society in which we live. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

We acknowledge the Durramurragal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which our College is built. We pay respect to elders past, present and future recognising the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.