Forest School Facilitator
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 Spring Series. This is a team-teaching position for 3-6 instructional hours per week (paid 3.5 - 7 hours for site assessment, program preparation and yurt clean up etc).
☐ The successful candidate will be working alongside a trained forest school facilitator, organizing and implementing a child-led play-based forest preschool program for children aged 3-5 years. The program runs every Tuesday and Thursday, with a morning class from 9AM-12PM and an afternoon class from 12:30-3:30PM at our forest school location near Fernie, BC.
☐ If you can envision yourself joining our team and submerging yourself completely outdoors in all weather conditions, we would love to receive your application.
☐ 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 employment for continuing staff and contract work for part-time staff.
☐ 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.
☐ 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: email@example.com with attention to Courtney Haeusler (Executive Director.
☐ JOB TYPE: Part-Time Contract Work
☐ SALARY: $18-$25/hour