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Position: Residential Teaching Assistant, Albion Hills Field Centre – Full-time Contract (TRCA-111-19)
Organization: Albion Hills Field Centre / TRCA
Location: Albion Hills Field Centre, Vaughan, GTA/York Region, Ontario
Housing: on-site accom. 

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, TRCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Working with municipalities and other partners to look after the watersheds of the Toronto region and its Lake Ontario waterfront, we help people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature’s beauty and diversity.

With over 650 Full Time staff and 650 Seasonal Staff across the regions, we strive to provide collaborative, healthy, sustainable and productive work environments servicing the people, communities, waters, and greenlands surrounding us. We offer competitive salaries, generous vacation allowances, and unparalleled worksites. We care about our employees and the teams that we create and foster. We have passion and drive for what we do. Join us, and discover how you can contribute to the living city. For more information, please visit http://www.trca.ca.

Position Overview:

Contract Duration: 1 year — September 3, 2019 to September 2, 2020.

Location: Albion Hills Field Centre: 16500 Peel Regional Rd. 50, L7E 3E7

As the on-site, live-in-member of the Albion Hills Field Centre staff team, provide assistance and support to the weekday education program through teaching, client service and administrative duties. Tasks include overseeing the health and welfare needs of groups visiting the field centre, supervising students' routines, some light building maintenance, and leading or assisting with education lessons and activities during the school year and summer camp. Provide excellent customer and client service. Working safely is a condition of employment.

Responsibilities:

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  • Lead or co-lead immersive, hands-on, curriculum-based education programs, lessons and activities as part of an overnight visit.
  • Lead or co-lead on development and delivery of overnight summer camp programs.
  • Perform administrative and clerical duties as assigned by on-site supervisor.
  • Host field centre visitors and provide excellent client service. Represent the TRCA in a professional manner.
  • Complete light housekeeping duties as requested
  • Provide overnight, on-call support for visiting leaders as well as emergency response for four nights per week.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in environmental studies, outdoor recreation, education or a related field;
  • 1 year teaching and/or related experience, preferably in an outdoor setting;
  • Member in good standing, Ontario College of Teachers an asset;
  • Daily access to a vehicle and a valid Ontario Driver’s License an asset;
  • Experience with recreational camp programs an asset;
  • First Aid CPR Level C Certification required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent outdoor and environmental teaching skills;
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills;
  • Good organization and computer skills;
  • Positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment.

To apply to this posting, please visit http://www.trca.on.ca, choose the job posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-111-19GW prior to midnight on May 26, 2019.

While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 25 2019    ID: 53225