[sust-mar] Forest school educators & teachers, f/t, Saint John, New Brunswick
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Position: Forest School educator
Organization: Tir na nOg Forest School
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
We are always looking for passionate and enthusiastic educators to join our team!
Due to the success of our current programs and great interest in our new ones, we are pleased to announce that Tír na nÓg Forest Schools in Saint John and Quispamsis is now accepting applications for part-time and full-time educator positions!
We are hiring preschool educators, as well as teachers for Grades 1, 2 and 3!
Cover letters and resume's must be emailed to:
saintjohn at tirnanogforestschool.com
We look forward to meeting you!
Application for Forest School Educator position
Posting Date: October 13, 2017
Position : Forest School preschool educator and Elementary School teacher
Location : Saint John, NB / Quispamsis, NB
Hourly wage: $15-19/hour
Tír na nÓg Forest School is a play-based, all-outdoors, all-weather outdoor preschool and Elementary program. We are seeking adventurous and enthusiastic educators to join our team. Our programs philosophy is inspired by the belief that all young children have the innate capacity to wonder, create, and develop their gifts through self-directed play and time in nature. We offer full-day preschool programs in Quispamsis and Saint John on Mondays through Thursdays, and full-day Elementary programs in Saint John, Mondays through Fridays.
Please visit our website at http://www.tirnanogforestschool.com to review our practises, programs and policies.
Early Childhood Education diploma, or Bachelor of Education degree (elementary)
Current First Aid with CPR-C (or able to complete prior to start date)
Clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector check and social development check
Experience working with young children and experience working in an outdoor setting
Physically capable of performing teaching duties with enthusiasm regardless of the weather (rain, sleet, snow, heat) including the ability to walk distances and over uneven terrain, carry a backpack and supplies
Interest in the Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, or Waldkindergarten approaches to early childhood education, and an appreciation for emergent learning philosophies
Understanding of the benefits of risk taking, movement, and physical development in the early years
Familiarity with the local flora and fauna, to include poisonous plants and their location, or be willing to seek outside training or self-study
Interest in learning about and improving upon your outdoor skills including knots, shelter building, self-care/appropropriate clothing, leave-no-trace practices and interacting with local wildlife
Researching, planning and implement a dynamic Forest School program
Ensure the safety of all children including, but not limited to, forest play, hiking, climbing trees or while in close proximity to such things as standing water, streams and other terrain
Daily preparation of learning areas and materials
Responsible for the maintenance of program tools and equipment
Working closely with co-teacher to plan, prepare, and co-create seasonal activities and projects utilizing natural materials, locally foraged or sourced
Implement mentorship strategies that are individually focused and age appropriate, with an emphasis on compassion and respect
Willingness to attend staff trainings, educator meetings, parent meetings and Forest School related events
Communicate with parents effectively, in person, by phone, or e-mail regarding the program and the progress of their child or children
To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to:
saintjohn at tirnanogforestschool.com
We thank all applicants for their interest however only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
About Forest Schools & Nature Schools
Organizations & Resources
* Take Me Outside http://takemeoutside.ca/
* Child and Nature Alliance http://www.childnature.ca
* Nature Child Reunion http://naturechildreunion.ca
* Nature Deficit Disorder - "a range of current child health issues arising from a lifestyle
that focuses on screen time rather than outdoor exploration"
* Green & Eco-friendly Kid's Books
* Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv http://richardlouv.com/
* Outdoor & Environmental Education - orgs, schools, links, resources
Outdoor Education: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outdoor_education
Environ Ed.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_education
Orgs., schools & links: http://www.planetfriendly.net/learn.html#ee
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) http://www.coeo.org/
* Nature-based homeschooling
* Environmental Psychology
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