Weekend Part-Time Residential Youth Counsellor

 Weekend shifts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday (33 Hours)

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 6 or more weeks in Huntsville 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 Residential Youth Counsellor at the Shelburne campus.

Start: ASAP

Wage: $18.03/hour

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

Key Responsibilities

This position reports to the Weekend Program Manager with responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

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

·        Daily life routines

·        Group therapy activities

·        Family Program activities

·        Academic tutoring and homework assistance

·        Food Preparation and related kitchen duties

·        Off-Campus trips (may be overnight)

 

Providing 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 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

 ·         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.

·         F Class license an asset

 + Position offers Benefits after 3 months; prorated 3 weeks vacation; professional development.

 If you want to make a difference and believe you have the right stuff, we want to hear from you! We thank all candidates who apply. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Interested candidates should apply to Human Resources in writing with resume and cover letter to hr@pineriverinstitute.com by February 15, 2019.

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 an interview.

Weekend Part Time Awake Over Night Residential Youth Counsellor

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Wage: $16.83/hour

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. Our campus is situated on 200 acres in 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.

Key Responsibilities

The Awake Overnight RYC reports to the Evening Shift Supervisor with responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the physical and emotional safety of students during the night (10:00PM – 8:00AM) including visual checks every 15 minutes.

  • Remaining awake through the night and respond to all emergencies and incidents.

  • Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students.

  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team to evaluate 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

We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. To learn more about Pine River please follow this link to our website -www.pineriverinstitute.com

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Rutledge, 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.

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.

Full Time - Residential Youth Counsellor

TEAM LEADER-   (Weekly Rotating Shifts - 2 week AM, 2 week PM)

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Shelburne,  ON

Wage: $18.03/hour

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 6 or more weeks in Huntsville 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 Huntsville or Algonquin Park and also at the Shelburne campus

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 This position reports to the Team Therapist with responsibilities that include but are not limited to: lead and develop programming groups, organize, lead and participate in daily student academic, recreational and therapeutic activities, including:

¨  Daily life routines

¨  Group therapy activities

¨  Family Program activities

¨  Academic tutoring and homework assistance

¨  Food Preparation and related kitchen duties

¨  Off-Campus trips, over-night camping trips

 

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

¨  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.

We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. $18.03/ hour with guarantee increases every 6 months for 2yrs; 3 week’s Vacation, Health and Dental  & LTD Benefits. To learn more about Pine River please follow this link to our website -www.pineriverinstitute.com

 Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Rutledge, Human Resources Manager hr@pineriverinstitute.com or fax to 519-925-9220 by February 15, 2019 

 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.

OLE Wilderness Field Instructor Support - Full Time

OLE Wilderness Field Support -FULL TIME

Reports to: Outdoor Leadership Therapist/Program Manager

Location: Huntsville, Algonquin and Shelburne, Ontario

Start date: March 25, 2019

Salary: $37,502

 This role is a combination of working at the school campus and working in the Field as support to the wilderness field instructors. This schedule will be a flexible schedule and will involve being on-call for wilderness work.

Wilderness Based work: Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  •   Filling in for full time instructors when they are on vacation or sick/injured. 9 days in the wilderness

  • When necessary this person may act as a third OLE staff in order to keep the group running smoothly (ie 1:1 with a struggling student, campsite restrictions etc.)

  • Involved in instructor training – covering the group in the field, providing training to new staff, development and creation of new training topics.

  • Monitoring general safety of entire group, and specific wellbeing of up to 4 students. 

  •   Organize, lead and participate in daily student activities.

  • One on one mentoring of up to 4 students. Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students.

  • 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.

 School based work: While at the school this person will be involved in all aspects of community based programming. This person will help to supervise students if a full time team leader is not available. 

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

  •   Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students.

  • 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.

This person will help to organize and run the Peak Experience trip, team camping trips, 1:1 wilderness solos, outdoor initiatives, low ropes development and creative outdoor projects.

Qualifications

·        WFR 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

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. Salaried positions $37,502 with guarantee increases every 6 months for 2yrs; 3 week’s Vacation, Car Allowance, Health and Dental  & LTD Benefits.

 

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Rutledge, 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 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.

FULL TIME Awake Overnight RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR (RYC)

4 NIGHTS PER WEEK   

Reports to: Program Manager 

Location: Near Shelburne, Ontario

Start date: February 15, 2019

Wage: $16.83/hour

 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. Our campus is situated on 200 acres in 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.

Key Responsibilities

The Awake Overnight RYC reports to the Program Manager with responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the physical and emotional safety of students during the night (Approx. 10:00PM – 8:00AM) including visual checks every 15 minutes.

  • Remaining awake through the night and respond to all emergencies and incidents.

  • Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students.

  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team to evaluate 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

 We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. To learn more about Pine River please follow this link to our website -www.pineriverinstitute.com

 Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Rutledge, Human Resources Manager hr@pineriverinstitute.com or fax to 519-925-9220 by February 15, 2019 

 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.

Relief Outdoor Leadership Experience - Field Instructor

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (OLE) FIELD INSTRUCTOR,

Relief positions

Location: Huntsville or Algonquin 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville or 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 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 F Class Driver’s Licence (obtained within 6 months of hire date, at employee’s expense)

    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 9 days in the field (Huntsville or Algonquin), 3 days off, 3 days working at the campus near Shelburne, and 6 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.

          Relief positions, an on call basis, $18.03/hour + 4% vacation pay.

 

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

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.

Outdoor Leadership Experience -Field Instructors

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (OLE) FIELD INSTRUCTOR,

Full-time positions

Location: Huntsville 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 6 or more weeks in Huntsville 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 Huntsville or Algonquin Park and also at the Shelburne campus.

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.

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 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 F Class Driver’s Licence (obtained within 6 months of hire date, at employee’s expense)

The schedule is run on a rotation of 9 days in the field (in Algonquin Park & Huntsville area), 3 days off, 3 days working at the campus near Shelburne, and 6 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 thank all candidates who apply. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. Salaried positions $37,502 with guarantee increases every 6 months for 2yrs, Car allowance, over 3 weeks Vacation, Health and Dental & LTD Benefits. Sleeping and meal accommodations provided while on Shift.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Rutledge, Human Resources Manager

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.