OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE FIELD INSTRUCTOR-Full Time
Location: Huntsville, Algonquin and Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to: Dual reporting to Outdoor Leadership Therapist and Wilderness Program Manager
Start date: March 2020
Pine River Institute is an innovative co-ed residential treatment program for teens struggling with addictive behaviours. We are a family-centered program comprised of 4 phases: Wilderness (Outdoor Leadership Experience), Residential, Transition, and Aftercare. Every student, upon entering the program, spends 8 or more weeks in Huntsville before moving to the residence. Day-to-day activities in wilderness include canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, group initiatives, group and individual therapy, and journaling. Youths live and work in nature in groups of up to eight, with three staff.
Our campus is situated on 200 acres of spectacular Niagara Escarpment land near Shelburne, Ontario. The program here includes outdoor education, individual, group, and family therapy, expressive arts, athletics, and life skills, as well as the more traditional academic offerings.
We are currently seeking experienced Wilderness Field Instructors to help us deliver this unique program, primarily in Huntsville or Algonquin Park and also at the Shelburne campus.
We are looking for individuals with the qualifications and related experience in Wilderness field work. This individual will demonstrate patience, integrity, commitment, and an ability to maintain clear boundaries, and a sense of humour.
Key competencies required to be successful in this role
Leadership Communication Initiative
Problem Solving Critical Thinking Team Work
The schedule is run on a rotation of 9 days in the field, 3 days off, 3 days working at the campus near Shelburne or 3 days at Base, and 6 days off shift. The role is challenging and rewarding for the right candidate. If you are passionate about the outdoors, and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you!
We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. Salaried positions $37,502 with guarantee increases every 6 months for 2yrs, bonus program, car allowance, 3 weeks’ vacation, and benefits package.
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