OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (OLE) FIELD INSTRUCTOR, Full-time

Start date:  ASAP
Location: Algonquin Park (South River, Ontario) and Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to: Outdoor Leadership Therapist

Pine River Institute is an innovative co-ed residential treatment program for teens struggling with addictive behaviours. We are a family-centered program comprised of 4 phases: Wilderness (Outdoor Leadership Experience), Residential, Transition, and Aftercare. Every student, upon entering the program, spends 8 or more weeks in Algonquin Park before moving to the residence. Day-to-day activities in wilderness include canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, group initiatives, group and individual therapy, and journaling. Youths live and work in nature in groups of up to eight, with three staff.

Our campus is situated on 200 acres of spectacular Niagara Escarpment land near Shelburne, Ontario. The program here includes outdoor education, individual, group, and family therapy, expressive arts, athletics, and life skills, as well as the more traditional academic offerings.

We are currently seeking experienced Wilderness Field Instructors to help us deliver this unique program, primarily in Algonquin Park and also at the Shelburne campus.

Qualifications
We are looking for individuals with the qualifications and related experience in Wilderness field work, demonstrated sound judgment, integrity, patience, commitment, an ability to maintain clear boundaries, and a sense of humour. Required qualifications are:

  • WFR or Adv WFA 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
  • Clear certification of Vulnerable Sector Criminal Check
  • Willingness to secure Canadian work permit, if required
  • Valid Drivers F Class License or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire

The primary responsibility of the Field Instructor is to deliver the Outdoor Leadership Experience program; ensure group safety, teach basic wilderness skills, solidify course logistics, and maintain focus on the therapeutic elements of the wilderness experience.

The schedule is run on a rotation of 8 days in the field (in South River area), 2 days off, 4 days working at the campus near Shelburne, and 7 days off shift. 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.

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 the interview.

 

PART-TIME COOK: SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 15 HOURS/WEEK

Start Date: ASAP
Location: Near Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to: Executive Chef/Kitchen Manager & Assistant Kitchen Manager

The ideal candidate will possess a passion for healthy cooking, good time management skills, ability to multitask and work well unsupervised. This position would appeal to someone who enjoys cooking fresh, simple meals for large groups of people (40-60 persons).

Key Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

 Assist with preparation of meals for students, staff and visitors
 Assist with maintaining the quality of food served, nutrition and cleanliness according to food safety regulations
 Assist in the integration of the kitchen as part of the overall educational and therapeutic experience available to the students and their families
 Cleaning as required
 Participate in daily student academic, recreational, and therapeutic activities as required

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

 Minimum 1 – 2 years experience in food service industry, as a cook
 Knowledge of WHMIS
 Police check
 Mature, reliable, with a good sense of humour
 Team player
 Ability to work with no supervision
 Able to prioritize duties and work within time allotted
 Computer experience an asset
 Experience in rotating bulk, frozen and fresh food supplies
 Must have current certification in Ontario Food Handler’s Course
 Some knowledge of nutrition and special diets

Interested candidates should apply to Gayle Dennison. Manager Human Resources, in writing at hr@pineriverinstitute.com or fax to 519-925-9220 by December 2, 2016.

We thank all applicants 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 the interview. 

MAINTENANCE HELPER/CLEANER - Relief

Maximum 20 hours per week

Start Date:     As soon as possible
Location:       Near Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to:    Custodian Supervisor

The ideal candidate will demonstrate good time management skills, a passion for detail  and cleanliness, and the ability to take initiative and to work independently. 

Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with repairs in and around the school. Duties will include minor plumbing and electrical repairs, dry-wall, painting, snow shoveling around the school and portables. 
  • Back-up for cleaners for holidays and sick days – general cleaning duties, mopping, vacuuming, etc.
  • Work cooperatively with the Maintenance Coordinator regarding day to day maintenance of the facility.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Grade 10 education
  • Experience maintaining and cleaning public buildings
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Able to prioritize duties and work within time allotted
  • Knowledge of WHMIS & health and safety procedures related to maintenance and construction
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness Certification
  • Clear certification of Vulnerable Sector Criminal Check

Interested candidates should apply to Gayle Dennison, Manager, Human Resources at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by Sept 6, 2016.  

We thank all applicants for their submissions and interest in Pine River. We will contact only those whose qualifications and experience we determine appropriate to proceed to an interview.

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 the interview.

RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR (RYC) - Relief

Location: Near Shelburne, Ontario

Reports to: Program Manager 

NOTE: Relief positions are open to qualified applicants on an ongoing basis.

Pine River Institute is an innovative co-ed residential treatment program for teens struggling with addictive behaviours and often other co-occurring mental health issues. We are a family-centered program comprised of 4 phases: Wilderness (Outdoor Leadership Experience), Residential, Transition, and Aftercare. Our campus is situated on 200 acres on the Niagara Escarpment near Shelburne, Ontario.

The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership, communication, and positive role modeling skills, combined with a work style that embodies creativity and initiative.

The role of the RYC is to organize, lead, and participate in daily academic, recreational, and therapeutic activities with the students, including:

  • Daily life routines
  • Group therapy activities
  • Family Program activities
  • Academic tutoring and homework assistance
  • Food Preparation and related kitchen duties
  • Off-Campus trips
  • Graduation
  • Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students through: 
  • Participation in and facilitation of group meetings & discussions 
  • Development of student action plans 
  • Coordination of student recreational activities 
  • 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. 
  • Provide written reports as required in a timely and comprehensive manner. 

Qualifications, Skills, & Experience:

  • Education – CYW Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, integrity, patience, commitment and a sense of humour. Some experience with and training in child and youth care practices. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and professional. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal growth and development. 
  • Valid First Aid Certification & Level ‘C’ CPR. 
  • Valid Drivers License. 

We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. 

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Gayle Dennison, Human Resources Manager at hr@pineriverinstitute.com.   

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

Pine River Institute is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.