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NATURE & OUTDOOR SCHOOLS

Position: Weekend Nature School Educator
School: Toronto Nature School
Location: Toronto ON (Queen E / Beaches)

Start Date: Saturday, September 14th
Times: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fall session: Saturdays:  September 14th – November 30th
Winter Session: Saturdays: January 18th– March 8
Spring Session: Saturday, April 5- June 21
Additional opportunities: Saturday afternoon birthday parties, PA day Camps, Winter Holiday camps, March Break Camps and Full Time Summer Camp instructor positions 2025, occasional teaching
Compensation: $18-$22/Hr

About Toronto Nature School

Toronto Nature School is dedicated to connecting kids with nature and education. Our mission is for kids to have fun while learning. Check out our website for more information torontonatureschool.ca

Responsibilities

– Helping to facilitate plan activities that engages children from ages 4-10
– Work with Lead Teachers to ensure that programs are age appropriate and inclusive of all learners and participants
– Ensure that participants are having a fun, safe, and engaging high quality learning experience
– Be comfortable around water, beach. Monitor children vigilantly.
– Take direction from the lead instructor and share ideas
– Supervise and ensure children are being safe and supported at all times during their program
– Ensure that students are on time for pick up
– Follow Health and Safety protocols and procedures

– Clean up after activities ensuring that the learning and playing areas are clean, organized-and safe to ensure the Health & Safety of all participants.
– Maintain the safety of children, understanding sun/ snow safety.
– Engage in play based and developmentally appropriate programming for all
– Collaborate with other staff to share ideas.
– Assess risks and risk management of sites and children, perform a site check upon arrival
– Ensure first aid kits and contact information are properly handle and stored.
– Encourage community culture
– Familiarize yourself with the school philosophies and forms.
– Set up and clean up at the beginning and end of classes
– Other duties as required

Qualifications

– Teaching Qualifications / Graduate or currently enrolled with an ECE/ Education Program/ Forest School Practitioners course is an asset
– Extensive Experience working with children
– Love for the outdoors
– Current First Aid and CPR with level C ( or intention to get over the next 6 months)
– Police Vulnerable Sectors Check ( or declaration and intent to get in the next few months)
– Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication skills with parents/ guardians, children and staff
– Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of all cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.
– Physically capable of working in all weather conditions, carrying a backpack, carrying learning materials.
– Ability to walk for long periods on uneven terrain.
– Understand play based learning, outdoor learning and principles of risky play.

To apply, send your cover letter indicating how you heard about the position and resume to Hello@torontonatureschool.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 4 2024    ID: 71505