St John Ambulance

Adult Leaders

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Adult Leaders with St John Youth

The entry level position of an Adult Leader is that of the Adult Helper. Adult Helpers often bring much needed skills to the division. As an Adult Helper you will volunteer your time and work with the Divisional Leaders to ensure the smooth running of the program. Taking on the role of an Adult Helper is a rewarding experience where you can make a positive impact, learn new skills, and engage with your community.

St John Youth Members participate in regular training sessions at their local division, usually on a weekly basis, for up to 2 hours during school terms. First Aid training includes a blend of accredited qualifications and non-accredited training. Training nights also offer members a place to socialise, take part in fun activities and help build their leadership skills.

As a Helper you will attend your local divisions training nights and assist with supervision, member engagement and running of the program. Where additional training is undertaken, an Adult Helper can apply to take on other responsibilities which may include becoming operational (attending events) and other leadership or management roles!

What Skills do I need to be an Adult Helper?

We are looking for Adult Helpers with a keen interest for working with young people. Someone who has a passion for facilitating the learning and development of our St John Youth Members. We want to make sure members receive the best of care and support during training.

If you have a background in areas such as education/learning support, healthcare or youth program facilitation, that’s a bonus! However, if you haven’t had much experience working with young people but are keen to get onboard, we’d love for you to express your interest.

Key expectations of an Adult Helper with St John Youth

As an entry level position, the Adult Helper position is primarily a supportive role to assist division leaders with the running of divisional training nights. Some of the key responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Be a good role model - promote the positive behaviour and engagement of youth members.
  • Adhere to the Child Safety Code of Conduct to ensure a safe environment within St John.
  • Encourage the development of leadership skills and assist in the supervision of youth members.
  • Help facilitate the participation of youth members in the program in accordance with procedures and policies.
  • As a member of the divisional leadership team, you will contribute to the planning and general management and tasks as directed by your Divisional Youth Manager.

For further details regarding the responsibilities and expectations of the volunteer role, please read the Position Description.

How to get Involved

The process below outlines the Adult Helper recruitment process:

  1. The applicant submits an Expression of Interest Form (EOI). Simply click the red EOI icon below and complete the online form.
  2. The EOI will be followed up with a phone call to discuss the EOI and conduct a preliminary interview.
  3. Where the applicant is deemed suitable, they will be invited to a face-to-face interview, followed by a meet and greet at the agreed upon Youth Division.
  4. After the applicant's formal interview, a recommendation will be made to the State Youth Manager. Where the applicant progresses to the next stage - a referee check and criminal history check will be conducted. Along with a St John Membership agreement and online learning modules focused on Child Safety and Youth Mental Health.
  5. Once step four has been progressed and approved, you are ready to begin helping at your local St John Youth Division!