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Team Leader, Horse Program

Baptist Care SA - Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Organisation

At Baptist Care SA, we find ways to make people's lives better.

Baptist Care SA provides out of home care, disability care, youth education and employment, homelessness, and therapeutic support services. We work tirelessly to help South Australians achieve their full potential. Baptist Care SA is committed to working with the State’s most disadvantaged, championing local issues and connecting with people to provide transition pathways from adversity to opportunity.

The Wirraway Homestead has recently joined forces with Baptist Care SA’s Adventure Pathways services! Join our team and contribute to deliver extraordinary camps that help ‘more people become more connected’ at the Wirraway Homestead.


The Role - Full time fixed term contract until 2023

The Team Leader, Horse Arena is responsible for leading a team of Horse Riding Instructors to facilitate safe and effective horse activities. With extensive experience in the horse or equestrian industry, the role requires strong team leadership qualities to provide guidance, training, and coaching at our two horse arenas in Wirraway. Reporting to the Manager, Wirraway, some key duties will include:


  • Supervise, direct, support and encourage staff and volunteers on a daily basis to ensure smooth, safe running of the horse area
  • Ensure that the Horse Riding Instructor team have both the hard skills (technical) and the soft skills (group facilitation) required for their roles
  • Manage the costs of delivering the horse program within the allocated budget
  • Contribute to improvement in practices and effective use of resources to improve service outcomes for clients and employees

Our Ideal Candidate has

You are a highly capable leader who is passionate about and experienced with working with horses and young people and hold the following:

  • Senior Instructor (Horse Safety Australia)
  • Experience in acquiring and training horses for use in a children’s horse program
  • Previous experience supervising and developing horse riding instructors


Specific Employment Requirements

  • A valid DHS Working with Children Check
  • Training – Safe Environments for Children and Young People
  • Training – Provide First Aid HLTAID003 or equivalent
  • Horse Safety Australia accreditation
  • Travel within South Australia will be required
  • A valid full South Australian C Class driver’s license
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours will be required
  • Current membership and attendance within a mainline Christian denomination

Baptist Care SA is committed to the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable people and as such applicants will be considered in accordance with our safety practices and suitability.


Candidates who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position description

Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training




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