Casual Sport & Recreation Program Leader

YMCA Victoria

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  • Ravenhall Victoria Australia
  • Casual
  • $32.63 per hour + super
Closing 11 Oct 2019
Applications 0


At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.

About the Centre

The Bridge Project

Since 2006 The YMCA Bridge Project has been supporting young people and adults in the justice system to make positive changes to their lives and reduce the likelihood of offending or reoffending, through social and economic engagement in both custodial centres and in communities. The Bridge Project's main departments are as follows;

  • Employment
  • Education & training
  • Sport and recreation services
  • ReBuild (social enterprise facility maintenance business)

Key Elements of the Role

The Sport & Recreation Program Leader will promote and improve the health and fitness, and physical and mental well-being, of male prisoners at Ravenhall Correctional Centre (RCC) through the delivery of purpose-driven and engaging sport and recreation programs and activities.

  • Assist with the facilitation of meaningful and purpose-driven sport and recreation activities
  • Assess current equipment for program development and delivery and equipment that may be needed
  • Fitness assessments for participants where required
  • Promoting Bridge Project programs to prisoners and other key support agencies in the community and the RCC 
  • Accurate statistical data collection, including daily attendance statistical data and participant feedback
  • Upload participant case notes/activities/incidents onto the Gateway system
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key Stakeholders, prison staff and the prisoner population
  • Display exemplary levels of professionalism and integrity
  • Perform other duties as required

The role of YMCA Sport and Rec Program Leader will include assisting in the development, delivery & evaluation of a range of sport & recreation programs/activities including:

Stadium Sports

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Other

Strength & Conditioning

  • Circuit Training
  • Weights Programs
  • Fitness Challenges
  • Boot Camps
  • Other


  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Stretching/Relaxation
  • Other


  • Special Events
  • Community Events
  • Fundraisers

Programs and activities delivered in the main sport and recreation facility as well as in smaller unit/yard populations. Areas and facilities for program delivery include:

  • Indoor stadium
  • Group fitness room
  • Strength and conditioning weights room (machines only)
  • Unit circuit training stations
  • Unit basketball courts
  • Football oval

Selection Criteria

  • Proven sport and recreation expertise, experience and delivery
  • Development, implementation and facilitation of sport and recreation programs/activities
  • Proven experience and ability in coaching/leading medium to large groups
  • Proven ability to positively engage and build relationships with people from all backgrounds and cultures  


  • Cert III and IV in Fitness favourable but not a necessity
  • Sporting/fitness/coaching qualifications highly favourable
  • Current driver's licence & vehicle

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • A national criminal history check;
  • An international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • Holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
  • ACF Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)
  • Two reference checks.

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

Essential Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Working with children check
  • Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

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Peter Hill

03 8363 2897, 0410 519 428

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