Start date: July 2019 – October 2019, or a contract within this time
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 the Ontario Wilderness (with occasional work in our Toronto Centre) providing exception educative programming to students, teachers, and schools.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the health and well-being of students while on program
Effectively utilize group and risk management skills, maturity and role modeling in line with the values of OBC to create a safe and supportive environment for student-centered learning
Facilitate positive peer interactions among students
Manage in-field risk management decisions
Present clear and effective lessons to engage students in learning
Utilize different methods and styles of teaching
Monitor, assess and evaluate students
Work effectively with different populations
Achieve the objectives of the Outward Bound Canada National Safety Policy
Complete various program-related administrative documents and tasks
The majority of work with 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
Minimum one full season of work experience leading wilderness canoe trips
Commitment to the growth and development of others on an individual, group and societal level
Compassion for people and for the health of the environment
Understanding and application of Outward Bound Canada methods and philosophy
Proficient in behaviour management, crisis intervention and problem-solving
Experience in maintaining a positive staff team and environment
Well practiced in communicating effectively with a high level of professionalism
Ability to establish effective rapport with staff and students
Ability to instruct canoe tripping, backpacking, wilderness travel, campcraft skills, ground initiatives, low ropes, rock climbing, and high ropes elements and assess associated risks
Comfort in working with youth from various backgrounds
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Advanced knowledge, and the drive to keep learning, about the history, flora and fauna of the area.
Advanced canoe & wilderness survival skills
Exceptional organizational skills
Adaptable, flexible, reliable and proactive work ...