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

Start date: ASAP
Location: Algonquin Park (South River, Ontario) and near 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 6-8 weeks minimum 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 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 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 at 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.

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (OLE) WILDERNESS FIELD SUPPORT, Full-time

Start date:  January 22, 2018
Location: Algonquin Park (South River, Ontario) and near 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.

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 field instructors when they are on vacation or sick/injured; 8 days in the wilderness or 4 days at school
  • When necessary this person may act as a third OLE staff in order to keep the group running smoothly (i.e. 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. Provide exceptional leadership, mentoring, and positive relationships with students.
  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, to the evaluation of 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

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. If a field instructor takes a weekend shift off this person will work their weekend shift for them. Responsibilities include:

  • Organize, lead and participate in daily student academic, recreational and therapeutic activities
  • Provide 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 comprehensive written reports as required in a timely 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

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)

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

Pine River Institute (PRI) is a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviours and frequently 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.

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 the following: 

  • 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 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 comprehensive written reports as required in a timely 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 F Class Driver’s License (obtained within 6 months of hire date, at employee’s expense) 

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 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 ensures that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an interview.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Temporary Full-Time

Start Date: Feb 19, 2018 to August 2, 2019
Location: Shelburne, ON
Reports to: Director of Research & Evaluation

Pine River Institute (PRI) is a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviours and frequently 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. Ongoing evaluation and outcome analysis is built in to PRI’s vision and mission and PRI has acquired a solid reputation in these areas.

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

  • Professional integration into a community of youths and staff
  • Administering evaluation-oriented surveys to clients, family members, and staff
  • Dataset development, data entry, maintenance, cleansing, and analysis
  • Oversight of data entry by other PRI staff
  • Contacting clients and families and summarizing call content
  • Use of Client Record Management (CRM) system
  • Assist with annual evaluation report (data tasks, writing, editing)
  • Communication with evaluation partners (e.g., CRM vendor, research collaborators)
  • Literature reviews & summaries
  • Assist with liaising with university research partners toward hiring research interns
  • Oversight of student interns
  • Monitor available grants and assist with grant application
  • Other duties related to research and evaluation, as required

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • M.A. in Social Sciences or related field preferred
  • B.A. or B.Sc. and 3 years relevant experience accepted
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Experience in dataset creation, cleansing, and data analytics
  • Experience working with complex and longitudinal datasets preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in literature reviews, summaries, reports, and manuscripts
  • Professional and compassionate communication skills
  • Nurturing individual who is aware of healthy boundaries and limit setting
  • Ability to remain flexible, productive and efficient
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and professional
  • GAIN Administrator Certificate an asset

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

Interested candidates should apply to Gayle Dennison, Manager Human Resources at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by February 10, 2018.

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 ensures 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), FULL-TIME

POSITION FILLED

Start date: January 8, 2018
Location: near Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to: Program Manager

Pine River Institute (PRI) is a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviours and frequently 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.

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 the following: 

  • 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 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 comprehensive written reports as required in a timely 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 F Class Driver’s License (obtained within 6 months of hire date, at employee’s expense) 

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 or fax to 519-925-9220 by December 29, 2017.

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 ensures 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
Reports to: Program Manager

Pine River Institute (PRI) is a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviours and frequently 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.

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 the following:

  • 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 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 comprehensive written reports as required in a timely 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

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 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 ensures that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an 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.

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.