[sust-mar] Forest school leaders, summer, Sierra Club, Charlottetown PEI
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Positions: Forest School Assistant Leaders (2 positions)
Type: seasonal & summer student job (see below)
Organization: Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Wild Child Forest School: Hiring Assistant Leaders
Full Time Summer Staff Positions (2 positions available)
We are looking for someone magical with children to help deliver PEIs first forest school program in Charlottetown. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers and enjoys playing with kids, with an eye for safety and risk management.
About Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Sierra Club Canada Foundation empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet. SCCFs objective is to protect and restore the health of the natural environment, including communities, by empowering Sierra Club members and its citizens through education and action.
Wild Child Forest School is a project of Sierra Club Canada Foundation that provides child led, play-based learning through repeated exposure to nature. At forest school we empower children to take the lead on their learning in a natural setting over time, which may mean getting wet, dirty, making stuff with tools, and learn to extend their limits in a thoughtful and intentional way.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
As part of the staffing team, you will:
Contribute to the development & delivery Wild Child Forest School programming with the local PEI Wild Child Projects Coordinator
Support the development of a childs ability to navigate risks
Mediate conflicts between participants maintaining dignity and respect for everyone involved
Ensure proper protocols and Safe Work Practices are enacted
Foster curiosity and excitement about nature
Maintain session notes and contributions to social media platforms
In order to qualify for an Assistant Leader position, we would like for you to have:
Some post-secondary training in a relevant area (Early Childhood Education, Science, Psychology, Education, etc.) or sufficient qualifying experience
Be an excellent communicator and team player
Have previous experience working with children
Love of nature and being outside in it
Have a positive fun attitude, yet professional approach.
Applicants must also be prepared to provide a clean Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen and a clear Child Abuse Registry Search.
Valid First Aid with AED/CPR-C or Wilderness First Aid would be considered an asset.
Dates and Times of Work:
There are two positions available:
1. Forest School Assistant Leader Positionstudent: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, so candidates must:
be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations
This position will be 10 weeks, from June 26th to September 1st, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
2. Forest School Assistant Leader Position. This position has no application requirements. It will be an 8 week position, from July 4th to August 25th, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Due Date: June 9th, or until positions are filled.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to peiwildchild at sierraclub.ca, or 902-940-2263.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your education, experience and interest to:
peiwildchild at sierraclub.ca
Please put "Forest School Assistant Leader Position" in the Subject line.
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