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Job Summary: To develop, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate educational garden and nature based programs. 20-35 hours per week.
Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation and office equipment.
Season(s): All
District(s): High Park - Children's Eco Programs  District map (pdf)
Wage: View wage rate chart (pdf)


Responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates children's garden and nature based programs.
  • Develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates Eco Camp programming in nature exploration and organic gardening.
  • Provides outdoor gardening, hiking and camp experiences for children and youth.
  • Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
  • Interacts with staff, parents, schools, community agencies and the public to provide program information.
  • Coordinates and delivers programming at community events.
  • Maintains children's garden.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
  • Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in outdoor environmental education and recreation activities, especially for children 5 to 14 years old.
  • Educational background in environmental studies/science, education, outdoor education/recreation or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in environmentally responsible gardening practices preferred.
  • Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certificate preferred.
  • Experience in working independently as well as in groups
  • Ability to work with and supervise people of all ages, especially children and youth
  • Administrative, organizational, research, and program skills
  • Good communication and public relations skills
  • Knowledge & understanding of all relevant City regulations, policies and procedures an asset..
  • Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
  • You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.
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