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  14 Oct 2020


Introducing Australia’s newest St John Cadet Division

St John NT celebrated the establishment of Australia’s newest St John Cadet Division last night, the first of its kind in the NT for eight years.

The launch of the Parap Cadet Division is part of St John NT’s expanding Youth Development Program through which youth members have the opportunity to develop competence, confidence, compassion, and a sense of community through proficiency badges, first aid services, and community engagement.

As a registered training organisation, youth members are also able to work towards a Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Responder and a Certificate III in Basic Health Care, helping them prepare for their future.

St John NT CEO Judith Barker said there are now seven cadet divisions across the Territory and hundreds of youth members.

“It is exciting to have so many young people interested in our Youth Development Program,” Ms Barker said.

“It’s a fantastic way to engage young people in first aid services and for them to understand the importance of being an active and contributing part of our local community.”

“By becoming involved they’ll build up some practical and tangible experience, build their leadership skills, confidence and expertise and get more of a sense about a career in community services.”

St John NT Cadets range from 11 to 17 years of age. The Parap Cadet Division celebrated its opening night on 13 October and welcomed 14 new volunteers to the organisation.

St John NT’s Youth Development Program assists in transitioning youth members into the workforce by providing the opportunity to complete their Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Responder and a Certificate III in Basic Health Care.

Youth members also have the opportunity to complete work experience should they have career interests in paramedicine, event management, administration, training, or mechanical services.

To learn more about our Youth Development Program, contact us at (08) 8922 6205 or volunteers@stjohnnt.asn.au

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