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Job: Teaching Assistant to support a 5 year old child at nature school
Wanted: Nature Lover who loves working with kids with big emotions
Location: High park area, Toronto, Ontario


- Winter: Thursday and Friday 9:15-4pm
- Spring: Thursday and Friday 12:30-4pm
- Summer: (job will continue with new summer schedule and activities)
- hours subject to variability based on child's changing support needs


Support 5 year old during the outdoor (during winter) and indoor portion (year round) of the school day. Assist child in developing social/ emotional, academic and classroom skills. Tend to child's well-being. Communicate with parents through daily text messages and weekly phone calls.


  • HAVE HIGH EMOTIONAL IQ: appreciate spirited kids (big personalities, lots of energy and big emotions), be patient, naturally calm, be able to stay grounded and centred when comfronted with big emotions and challenging behaviour
  • LOVE WORKING WITH KIDS: possess natural rapport with kids, energetic, playful, fun, creative, sense of humour, love of imaginary play, experience working with children
  • ENJOY EDUCATION: love teaching kindergarden level academics and concepts, classroom skills, social skills and emotional regulation
  • HAVE EXPERIENCE: one of the following: previous experience or training in outdoor education, child development, or teaching/alternative education or homeschooling, special needs training or child/youth worker experience.

TYPICAL DAY (winter term):

  • 9:15am - meet up at highpark for outdoor portion of the day
  • 9:15-12:30 - outdoor education - encourage child to participate, ensure child is dressed for the weather and have snack, tend to any emotional upsets
  • 12:30-1:30 - help child organize outdoor clothing inside the classroom so no items are lost, help child follow lunch time routine
  • 1:30-3:30 - inside education - help child participate in educational activities, tend to child's emotional needs during times of stress
  • 3:30-4pm - transport child via subway to st.clair subway station

*Serious candidates only please. You must be working towards a career in education or child development. Your resume must reflect education and experience in these areas to be considered.

APPLY: Email resume to Alishia at . In body of email please tell me a bit about who you are, why you would be a good fit for this position and how the hours stated above fit into your current work/life situation.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 11 2019    ID: 51195