After School Instructor (Full Year, Permanent) – Tamarack West Outdoor School – Toronto’s

Job description:
The position is for a permanent year-round After School Instructor to supervise students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 after school Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 5pm/6pm, with possibility for additional employment into the summer and the following school year.

About Tamarack West:
Tamarack West Outdoor School is a full-time elementary school running from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, and is an accredited member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS). Tamarack West’s mandate is to provide a compassionate, challenging, and inspiring environment where kids feel safe to take risks and explore their potential.
At Tamarack West, we believe that After School should be a time when kids play, laugh, make noise, and most importantly, RELAX. The After School Instructor provides a dynamic array of activities and options in a stress-free, pressure-free environment, that can be modified, adapted, or discontinued based on the energy and interests of the students. Whether visiting the nearby park, partaking in science experiments, reading in our library, or lazing in a beanbag chair, our students are encouraged to follow their inspiration on any given day, and choose how they wish to occupy their time.
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Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and deliver positive learning and recreational After School programming year-round
Pick-up and safely travel with participants from their local schools to Tamarack West during the school year
Ensure the safety and well-being of participants at all times
Prepare appropriate environments by ensuring safe, clean, sanitary areas
Practice clean and sanitary food handling procedures
Manage group dynamics to ensure an emotionally and physically safe environment for all participants
Support and encourage participants in curiosity, growth, and learning at their own pace
Handle confidential material and situations with discretion, sensitivity, and professionalism
Ensure thorough sign-in and sign-out procedures daily
Ensure that school materials and furniture are returned to their original locations, ready for school the next morning
Attend and participate in any necessary training
Be prepared to travel outdoors from local schools to Tamarack West in all weather conditions (including rain and snow) during the school year

Up to date Vulnerable Sector Screening
Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher
Graduate of, or currently enrolled in a post-secondary child and youth care, early childhood education, recreation and leisure services, social work, education or related program (an asset, but not mandatory)
Have previous experience in an after school caregiver/planning role (an asset)

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Have recent experience working with and managing groups of children
Proven ability to work and plan independently and with a team
Be enthusiastic and keen to learn
Demonstrated maturity, reliability, and ability to exercise good judgement
Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills
Be open to giving and receiving regular feedback
A clear understanding that the provided work hours are definitive (additional work hours will not be provided outside of the hours listed in this job description)

Application Procedure:
Please submit the following in a single PDF document via email to
Your resume
A one-page cover letter explaining your suitability for the position based on your education, experience, skills, and/or qualifications
PDF Filename: “[Your Full Name] – After School Instructor“
Email Subject Line: “After School Instructor: [Your Full Name]”.