Programs Team Member

  • Luther Heights Youth Camp
  • Customer Service Education Entry Level Retail
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Sep 19, 2019

Job Description

The Programs Team Member is a key position of the campsite and their work is vital to the on-going ministry of LHYC and the broader ministry of Lutheran Youth of Queensland. It is expected that LHYC’s Programming Team Members would promote, respect, understand and willingly work towards the Vision and Values of the campsite which are drawn from the wider Vision, Mission, Values and Objects of Lutheran Youth of Queensland. If you love Jesus and love serving others in a fun and safe environment than you'll love it at Luther Heights.



Luther Heights Youth Camp will be known as a safe place where kids can be kids. We will be recognised state-wide as the experts of uplifting and fun camping.

Campers will reflect on their stay at Luther Heights Youth Camp as a highlight of their year. Our campers will escape the pressures of life, experience laughter and discover more about themselves. Luther Heights Youth Camp will be a retreat where people allow themselves to reflect and feel renewed.

Our facilities and service will enhance and complement the camping experience. We will stay ahead of market expectations.

We will present the gospel in such a way that we give every camper the best opportunity to leave Luther Heights Youth Camp closer to God. Experiencing the joy and freedom of the gospel will make campers want to come back.

The ministry we pursue will be socially responsible, environmentally aware and economically viable.


We will have a strong team of trained, committed and skilled staff that are recognised and rewarded for their spirited work. They will enjoy their roles and the contribution they make to the camper experience at Luther Heights Youth Camp. Our team will impact campers by acting as role models and inspiration in the roles they fulfill.



Our values are shaped by the example of Jesus Christ; who despite being God, humbled himself and gave His life in sacrifice for us (Philippians 2:5-8).  We strive to imitate the leadership model that Jesus demonstrated.


Integrity - It is recognised that our conduct is ethical, honest and fair.

Service - We are recognised for our commitment and excellence in serving others.

Passion - We are proactive and committed to serving young people and our God.

Engagement - We don’t just provide ministry to young people; we actively involve them in the delivery of our ministry.

Innovation - We are renowned both for our creativity and our pursuit of excellence.

Compassion - We lovingly engage with young people in both their joys and their brokenness.



To further the mission of Lutheran Youth of Queensland by both hands on and strategic leadership of Luther Heights Youth Camp’s Ministry and Programming ensuring that they support and advance LHYC’s vision and mission within the wider mission and operation of Lutheran Youth of Queensland. 



  1. The LHYC Programs Team Member is responsible for the delivery of the activities. It is expected that this will involve the following responsibilities;
    1. Implement new programming and ministry ideas in line with the LHYC vision.
  1. Facilitating the undertaking of new fun and exciting programming initiatives.
  2. Actively endorse the LHYC vision: a safe place where kids can be kids.
  3. Be a positive, fun role model to our campers and leaders
  4. To assist with the day to day coordination and delivery of outdoor educational and recreational activities
  5. To share responsibility for all campers in the group ensuring their welfare needs are met at the same time as offering challenge and enjoyment through the activity.
  6. To be proactive in using initiative to ensure the welfare of campers whilst participating in all site activities.
  7. To assess and manage risk in the play and leisure opportunities delivered through a robust and considered approach to risk benefit assessments.           
  8. To ensure that activities are delivered effectively through the implementation of policies and procedures for provision in accordance with best practice, health and safety and safeguarding.
  9. To contribute to the planning and organisation of future activities by providing feedback to the leadership.
  10. Maintain positive professional relationships with the leaders of the group.
  11. Contributes to the spirit within the team or group.
    1. Effectively organises and manages their activity.
    2.  Reflects upon and evaluates programmes.
    3. Operates in accordance with LHYC Standard Operating Procedures. Regularly reflects upon, evaluates and updates Standard Operating Procedures.
    4. Contributes to the administration and logistics requirements of programmes.
    5. Manages and maintains specialised outdoor equipment.
    6. Assists with the management and upkeep of the facility.
    7. Fosters a learning environment that promotes the individual campers motivation and engagement.
    8. Establishes clear rules and expectations.
    9. Utilises effective group management strategies.
    10. Maintains an activity environment that is safe, educationally effective and well organised


Key Personal Attributes

  1. Loves the Lord Jesus and can express his/her faith well.
  2. High attention to detail.
  3. Understands ministry as team.
  4. Is innovative and driven by continuous improvement.
  5. Is willing to receive coaching, outside training, and on-the-job training.
  6. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills including:
    1. A team approach to managing staff
    2. Can communicate well in verbal and written form.
  7. Has the capacity to develop strategic directions and drive business growth


  • Education and Experience
    • Tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent life experience capacity in a related discipline (e.g. Teaching, Outdoor Education, Environmental Studies, Youth Ministry).
    • Demonstrated experience in building, leading, developing a team culture.
    • Demonstrated experience in active and engaging ministry.
    • Demonstrated experience in Outdoor Education.
    • Certificate 4 in Outdoor Recreation (Bonus).
  • Driver’s License
    • Must have or be able to obtain a driver’s license

Must secure and maintain an active Blue Card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian during the period of employment.




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