Residential Youth Counsellor - Full Time Team Leader

 FULL TIME RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR, Team Leader                           

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

Start Date: September 3, 2018

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.

  • Valid F Class Driver’s License (obtaining F Class within 6 months if not qualified at your own cost.)

Interested candidates should apply to Gayle Dennison. Manager Human Resources in writing at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by August 1, 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 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) - Awake Overnight, Relief

Start date: ASAP
Reports to: Program Manager
Location: Near Shelburne, Ontario

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-centred 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 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

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 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.

Outdoor Leadership Experience - Field Instructor

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (OLE) FIELD INSTRUCTOR,

Full-time and Relief 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 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. Salaried positions $37,502 with guarantee increases every 6 months for 2yrs, Car allowance, Health and Dental  & LTD Benefits.

     

    Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Gayle Dennison, 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.

OLE Wilderness Field Support -FULL TIME

OLE Wilderness Field Support -FULL TIME

 Reports to: Outdoor Leadership Therapist/Program Manager

Location: Huntsville and Shelburne, Ontario

Start date: August 13, 2018

 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 or 3 days at school

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

  • 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

  • Valid F Class Driver’s License

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 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.