Open Positions

Forest School Mentor

Wild Path Forest School is a small, dynamic recreational program offering outdoor education for children aged 4-9. We are seeking a mentor for our summer camp program, and there is also the possibility of continuing as a mentor in our fall school year program. We are looking for a mentor who is enthusiastic, flexible, and self-motivated and who is willing to commit to ongoing learning.

Your role:
- co-plan and facilitate dynamic summer programming for students aged 4-13
- welcome new children and families to our community and site
- support children in their exploration and extend their learning by providing resources and encouraging inquiry
- model care and respect for the natural world
- ensure the safety of children while engaged in forest play, in proximity to standing water, streams, and farm equipment
- complete paperwork and administrative support
- attend educator meetings and forest school related events

The ideal candidate will:
- be excited to connect with and learn alongside some amazing children
- have knowledge of some of the following: forest ecology, survival skills, campfire cooking, wildlife tracking, edible and medicinal plants, navigation, bird language
- be willing to learn and improve upon outdoor skills
- be comfortable working outside with enthusiasm in all weather conditions
- musical skills are a plus!

Preferred qualifications:
- Forest School Practitioner, Ontario Certified Teacher, ECE, or a background in education or environmental science
- experience in nature-based mentoring with children
- Standard First Aid and CPR Level C required by date of hire
- Vulnerable Sector Check required by date of hire
- If you do not have these qualifications but you feel that you can bring your individual strengths to our program, please apply!


Start date:
July 6, 2020. Summer hours are 40 hours/week for six weeks.
If applying to continue in the fall, this position will offer a range of 8-16 hours per week from September-June (hours based on availability).


Compensation:
Starting wage is $18.00/hour.


To apply:

Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Katrina at wildpathschool@gmail.com
Please indicate if you are interested in summer camp only or summer camp and ongoing instructing in our school-year program.


* Please note that this position is contingent on our ability to run summer camp, in accordance with public health measures.  


Thank you for your interest!

Supply Teacher

 

 

Wild Path Forest School is a small, dynamic recreational program offering outdoor education for children aged 4-9. We are currently looking for qualified supply teachers who are comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions. Experience teaching in outdoor education settings is an asset.

 

Qualifications:

 - OCT certified, ECE, or students currently pursuing these qualifications

 - Emergency or Standard First Aid Level C

  - Vulnerable Sector Screening

 

Pay: $18.00/hour

 

Supply start date: On an on-call basis for the 2020-2021 school year. Our school programming runs on Thursdays and Fridays, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

 

To Apply:

Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Katrina at wildpathschool@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your interest!