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Position: Summer Facilitator
Organization: Trails Youth Initiatives
Location: Stouffville, near Newmarket, GTA, Ontario

Summer Facilitator

Trails Youth Initiatives is a charity and ministry-inspected 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.

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. Typical daily activities may include hiking, canoeing, swimming, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and yoga.

We are currently looking for facilitators to join our summer staff team working 10-14 day sessions, with opportunities to extend contracts to continue working with a participant group, 1 weekend per month from October through to May. Trails is currently looking for both onsite summer staff and tripping staff for the below dates:

On-site sessions at Trails Lakeside Stouffville

  • Tuesday, July 8 - Thursday, July 18, 2019 (Year 1)
  • Tuesday, July 29 - Thursday, August 8, 2019 (Year 1)
  • Sunday, August 17 - Thursday, August 29, 2019 (Year 2)

Off-site Sessions (Canoe Tripping)

  • Tuesday, July 8 - Friday, July 19, 2019 (Year 3)
  • Tuesday, July 29 - Friday, August 9, 2019 (Year 3)
  • Sunday, August 17 - Thursday, August 29, 2019 (Year 4)

What we offer:

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

Room & Board Provided

Job Qualifications

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 21-23, 2019)

Offsite Sessions, Canoe Tripping staff (Year 3-5 summer sessions):

  • 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: Apr 25 2019    ID: 53221