Position: Instructor / English Teacher Immediate Supervisor: Northern Ontario Program Director
Location: Katrine, ON
Start date: July – August 2018
Since 1969, Outward Bound Canada has made it our mission to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion, through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. A not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization, Outward Bound Canada has challenged over 150,000 Canadians to step out of their comfort zone with our unique outdoor adventures. We pride ourselves on offering transformational journeys that encourage participants to push beyond their limits and discover their true potential.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Outward Bound Canada is looking for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who have the credentials and capacity to work in Ontario Wilderness (with potential occasional work in our Toronto Centre) providing exceptional educative programming to students, teachers, and schools. The English teacher will prepare and deliver an English credit to students while on expedition in Ontario’s north. The teacher will work in tandem with another Outward Bound Canada Instructor. Training in specific Outward Bound Canada methodologies will be provided.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare lesson plans and teach in accordance with Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum, and guidelines provided.
Perform assessment and evaluation of students consistent with Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines.
Assist in program and curriculum development.
Present clear and effective lessons to engage students in learning.
Utilize different methods and styles of teaching.
Work effectively with different populations.
Co-lead a variety of Outward Bound Canada activities using various travel modes, i.e. hiking, canoeing, backpacking, and using experiential teaching philosophy and techniques.
Facilitate positive peer interactions among students.
Effectively utilize group and risk management skills, maturity and role modeling to create a safe and supportive environment for student-centered learning.
Consult with the Principal regarding specific program issues, problems or concerns.
Role model behaviour in line with the values, vision, goals and mission of OBC.
Provide direct customer care for participants and their families/teachers/agencies.
Complete various program related administrative documents and tasks.
Coordinate the transfer of course information to Program Manager and Course Director.
Achieve the objectives of the Outward Bound Canada National Safety Policy.
Facilitate all incident reporting processes.
Complete risk management briefings and debriefings with Program Manager and Course Director.
Manage in-field risk management decisions.
The majority of work will begin in Katrine, ON. Instructors may also be asked to work in Toronto, ON. Instructors are responsible for arriving at either work location.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED
Post-Secondary education in outdoor education, adventure therapy, or relevant field.
B.Ed. degree for Intermediate Senior level, English teachable preferred.
Minimum one full season of work experience leading wilderness canoe trips.
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