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Position: Summer Facilitator
Organization: Trails Youth Initiatives
Location: Stouffville, near Newmarket, GTA, Ontario
Type: paid + room & board provided (see below)

Trails Youth Initiatives is a charity and private school that provides a long-term programme for vulnerable youth. We focus on fostering community, emotional intelligence, and self-knowledge through outdoor experiential education. We augment students’ traditional schooling with intentional community-building, conscious challenge, and lifelong support in order to position them for success.

Participants commit to our four-year programme with a group of 20 of their peers: two weeks each summer, and one weekend per month during the school year. At this home away from home camp setting, participants build resiliency through developing a connection to their peers, a connection to place, and a connection to themselves. Trails focuses on growing and strengthening skills such as Non-violent Communication, conflict resolution, leadership, critical thinking, and reflection. With our focus on transference, participants build a positive engagement with Trails, the outdoors, and their authentic selves. Typical daily activities may include hiking, canoeing, swimming, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and yoga.

We are currently looking for facilitators/teachers to join our summer staff team working 10-14 day sessions, with opportunities to extend contracts to continue working with groups on weekends throughout the year (October 2020 through to May 2021).

Onsite sessions at Trails Lakeside Stouffville

  • Tuesday June 30 - Thursday July 9, 2020 - Year 1 (age 12)
  • Monday July 13 - Wednesday July 22, 2020 - Year 1
  • Monday July 27 - Thursday August 6, 2020 - Year 2 (age 13)
  • Tuesday August 11 - Friday August 21, 2020 - Year 2

Offsite Sessions (Canoe Tripping)

  • Monday July 13 - Thursday July 23, 2020 - Year 3 (age 14)
  • Monday July 27 - Friday August 7, 2020 - Year 4
  • Tuesday August 11 - Saturday August 22, 2020 - Year 4 (age 15)

What we offer:

Wages from $1100 - $2100+ per session (Dependent on session length, qualifications, and experience)

Room & Board Provided

Required of all staff:

  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR
  • Current Swimming Certification Bronze Cross/NLS
  • Completed Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (valid within 2 years)
  • Attendance at staff training (June 19 - 21, 2020)

Offsite Sessions: Canoe Tripping staff:

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) / Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • F-Class Drivers License (Preferred)

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 22 2020    ID: 55739