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Rover Advisors Expectations

To assist Rover Advisors in their role, a set of draft expectations have been produced by Chris Young (former ABC Development & Training) with assistance from Rover Advisors throughout the state.

A copy is available for download as a PDF at the end of this page.

Expectations of a Rover Advisor

Rover Advisors build open and honest relationships with Rovers in order to allow them to maximise their Physical, Intellectual, Social, Spiritual and Emotional development.

PROVIDES A CLEAR SENSE OF DIRECTION

  • Provides the Crew with the skills to enable them to solve problems without solving them for them
  • Acknowledging that making mistakes is part of a learning process and that when mistakes are made, they are not ignored and the Crew learns from them
  • Is proactive in assisting the Crew to provide interesting and relevant activities for its members; including taking on an organising role when required
  • Maintains the consistency and integrity of the Rover Crew
  • Ensures that the Crew are aware of the moral, legal and ethical obligations

LEADS BY EXAMPLE

  • Reserves judgments and keeps an open mind
  • Behaves in accordance with the Adult Code of Conduct
  • Sets a high standard of behaviour and acts positively
  • Demonstrates drive, energy, initiative and personal accountability to get results for their Crews
  • Develops constructive relationships with Crew members
  • Completes all appropriate training in a timely manner

CREATES AND SUSTAINS AN ENVIRONMENT FOR ROVERS TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  • Acts as a mentor for the Crew
  • Develops the Executive to operate an effective Crew
  • Ensures a climate exists where Rovers feel comfortable in raising issues
  • Understands the learning needs of Rovers and provides them with opportunities to achieve success both for the Crew and individually
  • Ensures that fun is an integral part of the Rover Crew.

DEMONSTRATES INTEGRITY WHEN DEALING WITH DIFFICULT ISSUES

  • Takes a leading role in addressing difficult situations and works towards resolution in a quick and efficient manner
  • Is not afraid to address conflict, ensuring it is dealt with quickly to avoid unnecessary escalation.
  • Provides sound advice based on accurate information and listening in an unbiased way to what people say

IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THEIR ROVER CREW

  • Ensures that the Crew has a well balanced active program.
  • Actively encourages all Rovers to participate in relevant training
  • Develops and maintains a good working relationship with their Group/District
  • Empowers the Crew to be accountable for their actions.