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 an interview.

 

RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR, Part-time

Start date: ASAP
Location: near Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to: the Team Therapist

Weekend shifts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday - 33 Hours

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

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Organize, lead, and participate in daily student academic, recreational and therapeutic activities, including:

o   Daily life routines
o   Group therapy activities
o   Family program activities
o   Academic tutoring and homework assistance
o   Food preparation and related kitchen duties
o   Off-campus trips (may be overnight)

  • Provide exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students through:

o   Participation in and facilitation of group meetings & discussions
o   Development of student action plans
o   Coordination of student recreational activities

  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, to the evaluation of student progress and modification of individual plans, as required.
  • Help ensure the therapeutic goals of the program in general, and the individual therapeutic plans for the students are realized.
  • Provide written reports as required in a timely and comprehensive manner.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated sound judgment, integrity, patience, commitment and a sense of humour.
  • CYW diploma or equivalent
  • 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 F Class Driver’s License (obtained within 6 months of hire date, at candidates expense).

Interested candidates should apply in writing to Gayle Dennison, Manager Human Resources  at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by August 4, 2017.

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 an interview.

PROGRAM MANAGER, Full-time

Start date: September 1, 2017
Location: near Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to:  the Clinical Director

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, communication and positive role modeling skills, be a consummate team player with a work style that embodies flexibility, creativity, and initiative. 

Key Responsibilities

Supervises Program Coordinator and Residential Youth Counselor (RYC) Relief staff, and has responsibility for the effective management of the student program. Will serve as a member of the PRI Management Team.

Deliverables include hiring, orientation, training and development, scheduling, and engagement of staff. Actively involved with and supporting the therapeutic needs of the students.

  • Ensures development of structured, intentional, and creative therapeutic programming.
  • Provides a clinical perspective to program activities and serves as a resource to RYCs, regarding student management, as well as understanding student’s mental health issues and special needs.
  • Participates/observes areas of program where students are having challenges, trouble shoots and provides feedback.
  • Schedules Program staff ,manages time off and staff changes proactively.
  • Reviews resumes, conducts interviews, checks references, and recommends hiring of Outdoor Leadership Experience and RYC staff.
  • Works closely with the Clinical Director in providing ongoing evaluation of programs through observation and participation. Responds to student and staff reports regarding problematic program areas.
  • Provides for safety and security of students and school, and develops policies for same.
  • Directs behaviour crisis management, including guidance of RYCs, debriefing incidents, and creating best practices.
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates groups, as needed shares school on-call duties with senior staff.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to implement a program vision and execute on goals,  provide sound judgment, leadership, integrity, patience, commitment, and a sense of humour.
  • University education in relevant discipline is required.
  • Experience with and training in child and youth care practices in a mental health or youth addiction program preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible, self-motivated, and professional with a commitment to personal growth and development.
  • Valid First Aid Certification & Level ‘C’ CPR. Instructor level ideal.
  • Valid F Class Driver’s License (obtained within 6 months at employee’s expense).

Interested candidates should apply in writing to Gayle Dennison, Manager Human Resources at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by August 7, 2017.

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 an interview.

RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR (Awake Overnight)

Start date: ASAP
Location: near Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to:  the Program Manager
FULL TIME - 4 NIGHTS PER WEEK

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

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of students during the night (Approx. 10:00PM – 8:00AM), including visual checks every 15 minutes.
  • Remain awake through the night and respond to all emergencies and incidents.
  • Provide exceptional leadership, mentoring, and positive relationships with students.
  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, to the evaluation of student progress.
  • Organize, lead and participate in daily student activities including:
                 - Daily life routines
                 - Food preparation and related kitchen duties
  • Help ensure the therapeutic goals of the program in general, and the individual therapeutic plans for the students, are realized.
  • Complete any assigned administrative support duties in a timely and professional manner.
  • Complete any housekeeping/maintenance support duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • 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 F Class Driver’s Licence (obtained within 6 months of hire)

Interested candidates should apply with resume and cover letter to Gayle Dennison, Manager Human Resources at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by June 23, 2017.

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 an interview.

RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR (RYC) - Relief

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Near Shelburne, Ontario

Deadline for Application: April 1, 2017

Reports to: Program Manager

Pine River Institute (PRI) is a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often other mental health issues. We are a family-centred program where wilderness, therapeutic, and academic programs come together in a unique, integrated treatment and education model. PRI's treatment approach is grounded in enhancing adolescent development and maturation. The PRI program is unique in Canada. Our residential beds are funded primarily by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We are staffed by highly competent clinicians. Ongoing evaluation and outcome analysis are built in to PRI’s vision and mission, and we have acquired a solid reputation in these areas.

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
  • 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 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 F Class License or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire.

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

Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required.  Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

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.

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.