Profession specialised outdoor animator
Specialised outdoor animators plan, organise, and safely deliver outdoor animator activities. They may also support one or more assistant outdoor animators, and be involved in aspects of administration, front office tasks and tasks related to activity base and equipment maintenance. They work with demanding clients, in terms of either their particular needs, abilities or disabilities or at the higher levels of skill and hazardous environments or conditions. The workplace of a specialised outdoor animator is mostly “in the field” and with the participants/clients, but, in some specific situations/activities, it can also be indoors.
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- Monitor use of outdoor equipment
Monitor the use of equipment. Recognise and remedy inadequate or unsafe use of equipment.
- React acordingly to unexpected events outdoors
Identify and react to changing conditions in an outdoors environment and their effect on human psychology and behaviour.
- Structure information
Organise information using systematic methods such as mental models and according to given standards in order to facilitate user information processing and understanding with respect to the specific requirements and characteristics of the output media.
- Implement risk management for outdoors
Devise and demonstrate the application of responsible and safe practices for the outdoor sector.
- Monitor interventions in the outdoors
Monitor, demonstrate and explain the use of equipment according to the operational guidelines issued by manufacturers.
- Research outdoor activities
Describe and interpret the culture, history, natural and geography of the working place. Describe and interpret international designations such as specific areas of conservation. Identify and locate information about activity equipment.
- Animate in the outdoors
Independently animate groups in the outdoors, adapting your practice to keep the group animated and motivated.
- Manage feedback
Provide feedback to others. Evaluate and respond constructively and professionally to critical communication from colleagues and customers.
- Manage groups outdoors
Lead and take responsibility of a session in a dynamic and active manner.
- Evaluate outdoor activities
Identify and report problems and incidents according to outdoor programme safety national and local regulations.
- Give feedback on changing circumstances
Respond appropriately to changing circumstances in an activity session.
- Empathise with outdoor groups
Evaluate what different participants of outdoor activities can or cannot do in an outdoor context.
- Assess risk in the outdoors
Construct and carry out risk analysis.
- Communicate in an outdoor setting
Communicate efficiently with participants in more than 1 EU language; handle a crisis following guidelines and understand the importance of proper behaviour in front of a crisis.
- Plan self-organisation
Identify the necessary tasks and prioritise them in order to develop an individual schedule and perform the work in an autonomous way, ensuring that the requirements are met.
- Manage outdoor resources
Recognise and relate meteorology to topography; apply the principal of ‘Leave no trace'.