Temporary

Community Development

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Note: This is a Term, Full-time role (end of contract: June 30, 2021) 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Teaching Principal, The Outdoor Education Teacher provides educational leadership that enables students to learn experientially through direct guided experience using sensory awareness, active participation and nature’s resources. The Educator works in partnership with school staff to create student learning opportunities that align to the BC Curriculum, support educational objectives, augment classroom curricula, and extend academic/social emotional growth. With a focus on the arts and land-based learning, the Experiential Learning Educator creates activities and schedules offsite activities tailored to classroom learning objectives and student IEP goals. The Educator facilitates vocational skills and career development to support self- determination, employment readiness, and improved outcomes for all students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Designing outdoor education curriculum, in collaboration with school staff to enhance student learning;
  • Incorporating arts-based education into outdoor adventure opportunities, integrating learning outcomes across subject areas;
  • Planning, developing, and implementing offsite learning opportunities for secondary students, based on mutually agreed upon schedule;
  • Ensuring all content is culturally appropriate, sensitive and significant. Consulting with community members, community leadership, and elders with regards to culture and language, as necessary
  • Leading and supervising outdoor learning opportunities, ensuring that a safe learning environment is maintained at all times;

 

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

Documented Evidence of:

  • C Professional Certificate of Qualification
  • Successful experience in outdoor education curriculum design, program management, risk management, and policy development
  • Familiarity with BC Curriculum, with the ability to adapt land-based learning strategies to support learning across the core subject areas
  • Experience integrating art and design with land-based learning
  • Experience personalizing learning in a multi-age secondary learning environment

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Documented Evidence of:

  • Experience and/or Post-Secondary Education and training in Indigenous Education
  • Collaborative approach to working with colleagues and a commitment to work on team goals for the improvement of student achievement
  • Ability to respond with flexibility, commitment, and good humor to a wide range of changes and challenges

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Creative, adventurous and strong teaching skills;
  • Commitment to high standards of professionalism and academic excellence.
  • Sensitivity and empathy;
  • Curiosity and desire to learn about and teach in alignment with First Nation culture.
  • Excellent classroom management skills;

 

 

If this role interests you, please click the link below to view the full job description and directly apply:

Outdoor Teacher

 

-We appreciate everyone’s interest in this role, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you.-

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