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Making Waves Foundation Crew sailing in Sydney harbour

 

3. Responsibilities to and from Staff

Responsibilities of MWF to staffResponsibilities of MWF staff
An adequate orientation of MWF and sufficient training and guidance.Ensure there is enough time necessary to take on the position.
A clearly written job description.Work within the policy and procedures of the MWF.
To be assigned to a satisfying job that suits their personal preferences, motivation and skills.Respect the privacy of staff, volunteers, clients and members.
Know their supervisor and how to contact them.Follow directions given by supervisors.
Protection, safety and insurance.Inform MWF when they will not be able to volunteer.
Have their personal information held confidentially.Speak up about important issues.
Have out of pocket expenses reimbursed (pre-approved).Attend orientation and training sessions.
Be involved in decisions that affect their area of responsibility.Be reliable and dependable and adhere to agreed hours and tasks.
Have their concerns and complaints heard.Be a team player and support all staff.
To treat staff with respect.Be accountable and accept constructive criticism.
Give feedback about staff performance.Be considerate about the differing views of those you work with
Recognize staff contributions (time, experience, ideas and skills).Be loyal to MWF.

Staff will complete the following before commencing volunteering:

  1. Read MWF’s Policies adopted by the Board and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as per the Learning Management System and crew levels.
  2. Policies & SOPs to be completed on LMS.
  3. On-water induction to be signed off as crew level 1.

4. Crew Competency Levels

Your skipper can sign you off up to Crew level 3. To become a 2IC or Skipper the On-water Ops Manager will assess and sign you off.

Crew LevelSkill Level
GuestA desire to be involved
CL1Getting to know the boat, learning how to sail, the programs, some MWF policies and operational aspects.
An MWF apprentice.
CL2Be a competent crew member. Know the boats, how to sail and the programs. Does not require supervision.
CL3Be skilled in all aspects of program delivery, sailing and boat operations. Can instruct and teach others.
2ICBe skilled in all aspects of program delivery and be a good leader of staff in that environment.
SkipperHave mastery of program delivery and be an excellent leader of staff in that environment.

RYA certification will be considered as strong evidence of a crew members capabilities and competence and will make any assessment procedure less protracted and simpler. Certificates will not guarantee assessment at the indicated levels below:

RYA Competent CrewCL1-3
RYA Day Skipper/Coastal Skipper2IC
RYA Yachtmaster CoastalHarbour Skipper
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore/OceanOffshore Skipper

5. Staff Competencies

5.1 General Competencies

Measures Reason Level
Client management Effective day planning Maximize the benefits of the program for clients Beginner
Effective day running Competent
Relationship building
Volunteer management Relationship building Maximize benefits of the program for volunteers.
Learning facilitation Learner
Learning support Competent
Vessel management Sailing Skills Keep Clients, Crew, Public and Boat safe.
Crisis Management Learner
Communication Skills Competent
Contributes to program development Taking part in strategic forums and discussions Maximize benefits of the program for clients and volunteers.
Contributing to strategic forums and discussions
Leading strategic forums and discussions Learner
Measures Reason Level
Client management Effective day planning Maximize the benefits of the program for clients Beginner
Effective day running Competent
Relationship building
Volunteer management Relationship building Maximize benefits of the program for volunteers.
Learning facilitation
Learning support Learner
Vessel management Sailing Skills Keep Clients, Crew, Public and Boat safe. Competent
Crisis Management
Communication Skills Good
Contributes to program development Taking part in strategic forums and discussions Maximize benefits of the program for clients and volunteers.
Contributing to strategic forums and discussions
Leading strategic forums and discussions Beginner
Measures Reason Level
Client management Effective day planning Maximize the benefits of the program for clients Competent
Effective day running Good
Relationship building
Volunteer management Relationship building Maximize benefits of the program for volunteers.
Learning facilitation
Learning support
Vessel management Sailing Skills Keep Clients, Crew, Public and Boat safe.
Crisis Management Beginner
Communication Skills Good
Contributes to program development Taking part in strategic forums and discussions Maximize benefits of the program for clients and volunteers.
Contributing to strategic forums and discussions
Leading strategic forums and discussions Beginner
Measures Reason Level
Client management Effective day planning Maximize the benefits of the program for clients Good
Effective day running Excellent
Relationship building
Volunteer management Relationship building Maximize benefits of the program for volunteers.
Learning facilitation Good
Learning support Excellent
Vessel management Sailing Skills Keep Clients, Crew, Public and Boat safe.
Crisis Management Competent
Communication Skills Excellent
Contributes to program development Taking part in strategic forums and discussions Maximize benefits of the program for clients and volunteers.
Contributing to strategic forums and discussions Competent
Leading strategic forums and discussions
Measures Reason Level
Client management Effective day planning Maximize the benefits of the program for clients Excellent
Effective day running
Relationship building
Volunteer management Relationship building Maximize benefits of the program for volunteers.
Learning facilitation Good
Learning support Excellent
Vessel management Sailing Skills Keep Clients, Crew, Public and Boat safe.
Crisis Management
Communication Skills
Contributes to program development Taking part in strategic forums and discussions Maximize benefits of the program for clients and volunteers.
Contributing to strategic forums and discussions
Leading strategic forums and discussions Good
Measures Reason Level
Client management Effective day planning Maximize the benefits of the program for clients Excellent
Effective day running
Relationship building
Volunteer management Relationship building Maximize benefits of the program for volunteers.
Learning facilitation
Learning support
Vessel management Sailing Skills Keep Clients, Crew, Public and Boat safe.
Crisis Management
Communication Skills
Contributes to program development Taking part in strategic forums and discussions Maximize benefits of the program for clients and volunteers.
Contributing to strategic forums and discussions
Leading strategic forums and discussions

5.2 Sailing Competencies

Measures Level
Pre-Departure Facilitate crew induction Upskilling
Prepare Yacht for exit
Facilitate welcome and introductions
Deliver Safety Briefing
Departure Facilitate Departure
Helm Departure
Mooring lines & fenders
Sailing Helming and points of sail
Navigation
Headsail Hoist
Mainsail Hoist
Headsail Trim
Mainsail Trim
Safety MOB recovery – motor
MOB recovery – sail
Safety and Sea Survival
First Aid
Radio Operation
Return Facilitate return
Helm return
Mooring lines and fenders
Pack down
Measures Level
Pre-Departure Facilitate crew induction Upskilling
Prepare Yacht for exit Able to participate
Facilitate welcome and introductions Upskilling
Deliver Safety Briefing
Departure Facilitate Departure
Helm Departure
Mooring lines & fenders Able to participate
Sailing Helming and points of sail
Navigation
Headsail Hoist
Mainsail Hoist
Headsail Trim
Mainsail Trim
Safety MOB recovery – motor
MOB recovery – sail
Safety and Sea Survival
First Aid
Radio Operation Upskilling
Return Facilitate return
Helm return
Mooring lines and fenders Able to participate
Pack down
Measures Level
Pre-Departure Facilitate crew induction Able to participate
Prepare Yacht for exit
Facilitate welcome and introductions
Deliver Safety Briefing
Departure Facilitate Departure
Helm Departure
Mooring lines & fenders Able to lead
Sailing Helming and points of sail
Navigation
Headsail Hoist
Mainsail Hoist
Headsail Trim
Mainsail Trim
Safety MOB recovery – motor Upskilling
MOB recovery – sail
Safety and Sea Survival
First Aid
Radio Operation
Return Facilitate return
Helm return
Mooring lines and fenders Able to lead
Pack down
Measures Level
Pre-Departure Facilitate crew induction Able to lead
Prepare Yacht for exit
Facilitate welcome and introductions
Deliver Safety Briefing
Departure Facilitate Departure
Helm Departure
Mooring lines & fenders
Sailing Helming and points of sail
Navigation
Headsail Hoist
Mainsail Hoist
Headsail Trim
Mainsail Trim
Safety MOB recovery – motor
MOB recovery – sail
Safety and Sea Survival
First Aid
Radio Operation
Return Facilitate return
Helm return
Mooring lines and fenders
Pack down
Measures Level
Pre-Departure Facilitate crew induction Able to lead Assumes overall responsibility
Prepare Yacht for exit
Facilitate welcome and introductions
Deliver Safety Briefing
Departure Facilitate Departure
Helm Departure
Mooring lines & fenders
Sailing Helming and points of sail
Navigation
Headsail Hoist
Mainsail Hoist
Headsail Trim
Mainsail Trim
Safety MOB recovery – motor
MOB recovery – sail
Safety and Sea Survival
First Aid
Radio Operation
Return Facilitate return
Helm return
Mooring lines and fenders
Pack down
Measures Level
Pre-Departure Facilitate crew induction Able to Instruct and lead.
Assumes overall responsibility
Prepare Yacht for exit
Facilitate welcome and introductions
Deliver Safety Briefing
Departure Facilitate Departure
Helm Departure
Mooring lines & fenders
Sailing Helming and points of sail
Navigation
Headsail Hoist
Mainsail Hoist
Headsail Trim
Mainsail Trim
Safety MOB recovery – motor
MOB recovery – sail
Safety and Sea Survival
First Aid
Radio Operation
Return Facilitate return
Helm return
Mooring lines and fenders
Pack down

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