Outdoor Adventure Specialist/Residential Care Worker
Positions Available: Full Time (Permanent) and Full Time (Contract)
Compensation Range: $40,000 – $50,000 annualized, with competitive benefits package
Wendigo Lake Expeditions, based out of South River, ON, operates the world’s longest continuously operated Adventure Therapy program. Outdoor Adventure Specialist/Residential Care Workers are the front-line jacks/jills-of-all-trades that facilitate the meaningful change that the youth clients need to take new measures of themselves and achieve more than they thought possible. If you are highly relational, confident in your skin, and like dirt under your fingernails, then you may fit the profile of exceptional people we employ. This is privileged work, and it’s also not for the faint of heart. Just like our clients benefit from life-altering experiences, our people enjoy a parallel process in terms of professional and personal development.
Wendigo Lake’s Project D.A.R.E. and R.E.A.C.H. Residential Adventure Therapy Programs provide direct service programming including delivery of the intensive therapeutic and behaviour management program; facilitating adventure activities ranging from games/initiatives, low and high ropes courses and other challenge activities; leading wilderness expeditions; supporting the school program; and facilitating life skills programming including cooking and daily chores routines. OAS/RCW’s typically possess a relevant college diploma or university degree and some work experience relevant to working with youth in outdoor adventure and/or residential/treatment settings. OAS/RCW’s are required to have, or quickly obtain minimum certifications for Bronze Cross, First Aid/CPR, F-class driver’s license, and pleasure craft operator’s card. Instructors are paid a variable per diem based on work experience, services provided, and level of responsibility. A typical annual income ranges from $40,000-$50,000 plus benefits including an extended health care plan. Work schedules vary per program, but average 15-18 days per month. If you are well-qualified, enjoy the challenge of working with youth who have very challenging behaviours, and would like to work as a member of a motivated team within a culture of support and feedback, send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Wendigo Lake Expeditions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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