Bridge on Murray River
21 Mar 2018

Wilderness Field Support

 Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Job Description

OLE Wilderness Field Support -FULL TIME

Reports to: Outdoor Leadership Therapist/Wilderness Program Manager

Location: Huntsville and Shelburne, Ontario

This role is a combination of working at the school campus and working in the Field as support to the wilderness field instructors. This schedule will be a flexible schedule and will involve being on-call for wilderness work.

Wilderness Based work: Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Filling in for full time field instructors when they are on vacation or sick/injured. 8 days in the wilderness or 4 days at school.
  • When necessary this person may act as a third OLE staff in order to keep the group running smoothly (ie 1:1 with a struggling student, campsite restrictions etc.)
  • Involved in instructor training – covering the group in the field, providing training to new staff, development and creation of new training topics.
  • Monitoring general safety of entire group, and specific wellbeing of up to 4 students.
  • Organize, lead and participate in daily student activities.
  • One on one mentoring of up to 4 students. Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students.
  • Contribute as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team to evaluate student progress and plan individual plan modifications as required.
  • Help ensure the therapeutic goals of the program in general and the individual therapeutic plan for the students are realized.

School based work: While at the school this person will be involved in all aspects of community based programming. This person will help to supervise students if a full time team leader is not available. If a field instructor takes a weekend shift off this person will work their weekend shift for them.

  •  Organize, lead and participate in daily student academic, recreational and therapeutic activities.
  • Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students.
  • Help ensure the therapeutic goals of the program in general and the individual therapeutic plan for the students are realized. Provide written reports as required in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • This person will help to organize and run the Peak Experience trip, team camping trips, 1:1 wilderness solos, outdoor initiatives, low ropes development and creative outdoor projects.

Qualifications

  • WFR with experience managing backcountry medical issues
  • Minimum Bronze Cross Certification with NLS preferred
  • B.A., B.Sc., or college diploma in related field
  • Experience working with at-risk youth and young adults in a wilderness setting
  • Valid F Class Driver’s License

The role is challenging and rewarding for the right candidate. If you want to make a difference and believe you have the right stuff, 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, Car allowance, 3 weeks Vacation, Health and Dental  & LTD Benefits.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Gayle Dennison, Human Resources Manager hr@pineriverinstitute.com or fax to 519-925-9220

We thank all candidates who apply. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an interview.

 

Work Perks

Salaried, 3 weeks vacation, Health and Dental Benefits, LTD, Car allowance, wage increase every 6  months, Youth Counsellor

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Gayle Dennison, Human Resources Manager hr@pineriverinstitute.com or fax to 519-925-9220

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