Staffing and Teams

The District Director

The District Director is chosen by the conference to mentor a group of local pathfinder clubs, they represent and advocate for those clubs, its leaders and pathfinders on the conference pathfinder advisory.

The District Director mentors and guides the local pathfinder club, its director and leaders in meeting the needs of the Pathfinder. They are involved in operating conference events and supports the Pathfinder club through yearly investitures, pathfinder days and induction ceremonies.

The District Director is an experienced and qualified pathfinder leader who, promotes the professional development of local leadership and continuously develop their own qualifications.

Above all the District Director sees pathfinders as a mission designed to bring young people to Christ.

The Club Director

The Club Director is chosen by the local church to manage the local Pathfinder Club.

The Club Director is a person who loves God and has a passion for ministry to Pathfinders, who acts as a role model to the clubs’ staff and pathfinders. They promote a safe and positive environment for pathfinders to learn in an interactive manner.

They are committed to achieving and maintaining leadership qualifications as outlined in Pathfinder Leadership Award (PLA) and Pathfinder Specialist Award (PSA). They are a baptised member and actively involved in their church.

The Deputy Director

The Deputy Directors are chosen by the Club Director in conjunction with the church’s nominating committee, to support the management of the local Pathfinder Club. The Deputy Director accepts specific management roles in the operating of the club which may include but not limited to, club secretary, club treasurer and club chaplain. The Deputy Director acts on behalf of the Club Director in their absence.

The Deputy Director is a person who loves God and has a passion for ministry to Pathfinders, who acts as a role model to the clubs’ staff and pathfinders. They support the promotion of a safe and positive environment for pathfinders to learn in an interactive manner.

They are committed to achieving and maintaining leadership qualifications as outlined in Pathfinder Leadership Award (PLA) and Pathfinder Specialist Award (PSA).

The Pathfinder Unit Counsellor

The Pathfinder Club Counsellor is chosen by the local club to mentor and teach the pathfinders under their care (also known as Pathfinder units). The Pathfinder Club Counsellor is a person who loves God and has a passion for ministry to Pathfinders.

The Pathfinder Club Counsellor has the closest contact with the Pathfinder and are responsible for providing a safe environment for interactive learning and nourishing spiritual growth.

They are committed to achieving and maintaining leadership qualifications as outlined in Pathfinder Leadership Award (PLA).

The Junior Pathfinder Unit Counsellor

The Junior Pathfinder Club Counsellor is a young person with a passion for Pathfindering. They are often a Master Guide in training, who actively assist the Pathfinder Club Counsellor.

These should be actively mentored by a senior leader to develop them as future leaders.

Instructor

The instructor has a specialist skill that meets the requirements of the Pathfinder program, which they are willing to share with the members of the Pathfinder club. Instructors may not be permanent members of the club and called in as required.

Instructors include, but are not limited to.

  • Abseiling
  • Caving
  • Flatwater or Whitewater
  • Bushwalking

Staff Commitee

The Staff Commitee are regular meetings that allow the flow of the club throughout the year.

Members:

  • All Pathfinder staff
  • Representative Pathfinders (Unit Captain) may be invited to attend

Responsibilities

  • Club yearly program
  • Develop the clubs goals and objectives
  • Promote spiritual development of the club
  • Management of Pathfinder Curriculum
  • Select staff and their responsibilities
  • Address club issues as they arise

Behaviour Management Commitee

This committee is called as required when significant behaviour issues may mean that a Pathfinder needs to be suspended or dismissed from the club.  IT is an opportunity to consult with relevant parties and discuss the best way forward for the individual and the club.

Member:

  • Club Director
  • Deputy Director
  • The Pathfinder Club Counsellor of the Pathfinder involved.
  • A representative Pathfinder boy and girl are chosen from the club.

Responsibilities:

  • Discuss the behaviour problem.
  • Decide on appropriate behaviour management action.
  • See that the decision is carried out.