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.

Full Time Residential Youth Counsellor

       FULL TIME RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR, TEAM LEADER

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

Start: ASAP

Wage: $18.03/hour

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.)

We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. Pay grid increases every 6 months for 2yrs; 3 weeks Vacation; Health and Dental & LTD Benefits.

Interested candidates should apply to Human Resources at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by November 23, 2018, with Resume and Cover Letter.

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.

Part Time Residential Youth Counsellor Weekend

 Weekend shifts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday 33 Hours

Start: November 5, 2018

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:

    • 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)

Interested candidates should apply to Human Resources in writing at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by October 31, 2018

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.

Relief Residential Youth Counsellor - Weekend

RELIEF RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR – WEEKEND

Weekend shifts: Saturday, Sunday

Start: ASAP

Wage: $18.03/hour + 4% Vacation Pay

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 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

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.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to , Human Resources Manager at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by October 15, 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 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.