St John in need of new leaders to work with Cadets

28 January 2012

St John are in need of new leaders to work with our Cadets (8-18yrs). You may have read the article in the The Advertiser St John Cadets in need of aid on Saturday 28 January 2012 and the positive comments about being involved with St John from members of the SA public...

"...The skills one can learn in first aid, leadership and emergency management can be of benefit in any job. There are many prejudicial attitudes with regards to the use of teenagers in first aid roles but we should not forget that these are often the future of our services with many cadets going on to careers in SA Police, SA Ambulance, as nurses, and in some cases careers as doctors. I myself fell into health care through an interest in helping out through St John. I never really entertained a future in health care but the passion grew and I now have multiple health qualifications have worked at a number of metropolitan hospitals and am half way to becoming a doctor. I am just one of the many similar stories of careers starting from St John, but these stories will end without more help, whether it be extra first aiders or extra cadet leaders. We need as many as we can get... It can be a lot of fun too".

St John offers great opportunities in the following areas:

  • Experience in classroom management
  • Non-threatening environment to practice skills
  • Opportunity to organize educational sessions across a wide range of subjects
  • First Aid training and qualification
  • Cadet manuals to work with
  • Police check reimbursement 

Opportunities exist across all 36 cadet divisions:

Blackwood
Campbelltown
Clare
Gawler
Glenelg
Golden Grove
Happy Valley
Loxton
Mallala
Marion
Mitcham Colonel Light Gardens
Morgan
Mt Barker
Mt Gambier
Murray Bridge
Noarlunga

Playford
Prospect
Port Adelaide
Port Lincoln
Port Pirie
Renmark
Salisbury
Morphett Vale
Strathalbyn
Tailem Bend
Tea Tree Gully
Unley
Victor Harbor
West Torrens
Whyalla
Woodville

Information Sessions offered:

For Metro cadet divisions
Unley, 85 Edmund Avenue
Feb 6th    7-9pm
Feb 8th    7-9pm

Book your place or for regional cadet enquiries contact Min on 8306 6936.