Forest School Facilitator - POSITION FILLED

Part Time Position available: September 3, 2019 - June 11, 2020

☐  Outdoor Connections Forest School is seeking a passionate, self-motivated, nature-loving part-time educator to join our team for the 2019 - 2020 school year.  This is a team-teaching position for 6-12 instructional hours per week (paid 7 - 14 hours for site assessment, program preparation and yurt clean up etc).  

☐  The successful candidate will be working alongside an experienced forest school facilitator, organizing and implementing child-led play-based forest school programs for children aged 3-7 years.  Forest School runs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday full days, however please note this is a part-time position and your hours/day will depend on the classes you are scheduled to work.

☐  If you can envision yourself joining our team and submerging yourself completely outdoors in all weather conditions, we would love to receive your application.

Overview

☐  Outdoor Connections Forest School is a play-based, place-based, child-led, outdoor forest school program for preschool children and school age children.  We focus on child-led learning and fostering environmental stewardship.  

☐  We follow a September to June school calendar, offering fall, winter and spring programs. Our programs are delivered on 60 acres of private land 12 km south of Fernie, BC.  We use a 20 ft. yurt as an indoor warming space, and storage for school materials.

☐  We operate preschool classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a school age program on Wednesdays.

☐  OC Forest School offers employee status for all staff.  

Qualifications

☐  Must have experience working with children in outdoor environments.  

☐  Must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions.

☐  Must be physically fit, able to dig, climb, hike, carry firewood.  

☐  Must have reliable transportation and a class 4 license would be an asset.

☐  Current First Aid certificate and a Wilderness First Aid ticket would be an asset.

☐  Clear Criminal Record Check

☐  Can oversee groups of children and have strong risk management skills.

☐  Completion of the Forest and Nature School practitioner course is a strong asset.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

☐  Alongside co-teacher, plan and implement a child-led forest preschool program.  Be conscious of your involvement during free-play times and intervene when appropriate.

☐  Ensure the safety of all children during their forest play.

☐  Support the benefits of risk taking, movement and physical development.

☐  Maintain a positive attitude regardless of the weather and be physically able to carry out facilitating duties in all types of terrain.

 

HOW TO APPLY

☐  Please send resume to: info@connectoutdoors.ca with attention to Courtney Haeusler (Executive Director.

☐  JOB TYPE: Part-Time Contract Work

☐  SALARY: $18-$23/hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2019