The Inclusion Coordinator/Instructor works closely with Supervisors and Instructors to ensure that campers of varying exceptionalities and abilities can enjoy their Pine experience. The Inclusion Coordinator/Instructor works with instructor teams to maintain safe environments for participants who need additional support, promote health and well-being, build relationships, plan programs, apply intervention strategies, and communicate with the team in the field and office as necessary. This position involves working outside to provide 1:1 support for kids. When 1:1 support is not required, this position will take on the responsibilities of an Instructor. Naturalist knowledge, experience working with children, and experience working in the outdoors are key elements of the role. Instructors work to embody respect, gratitude, awareness, life-long learning, and resilience, in alignment with our core values.
This position is all about creating inclusive spaces and delivering high-quality programs creatively and effectively to advance our mission and vision of a world where healthy people care for themselves, others and the natural environment.
Key Position Responsibilities
Facilitate positive learning and recreational experiences with campers ages 4-15 in nature
Work in conjunction with other staff members, including Supervisors and Instructors, to provide leadership and 1:1 support for campers
Supervise and support an individual camper – ensuring physical and emotional safety
Assist campers in adjusting to and learning daily routines
Model appropriate behaviours
Provide fun, safe and age-appropriate activities through skits, songs and games
Support program planning, development, and prep/debrief meetings
Participate in staff training week
Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
Act in the best interest of all campers and staff in attendance
Work after care shifts from 4:00pm – 5:30pm one to two times per week
Willingness to continuously learn relevant knowledge and skills related to program content and curriculum
Familiarise yourself with and abide by all policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the staff handbook and emergency plans.
Other duties as required
Up to date Police Vulnerable Sectors Check or Enhanced Police Information Check (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
Experience working with children in a mentorship role
Minimum one year experience working with people with disabilities
The Pine Project understands that the cost of certifications can be a barrier to accessing employment in the outdoor industry. If you identify as a member of a disadvantaged or marginalised group, or have faced other systemic barriers to accessing employment, we may be able to subsidise one or all of the required certifications.
Enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
Able and willing to work as part of a team
Have good communication, time management, and organisational skills
Identify with Pine’s mission statement and core values
Have a desire to further own naturalist/wilderness skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities
It’d be great if you have experience in any of the following areas:
Student or graduate of Child and Youth Worker diploma program
Student or graduate of Developmental Services diploma program
Outdoor and environmental education
Naturalist experience and knowledge
Survival skills, wilderness experience
Experience with the Pine Project (e.g. volunteering, adult programs)
There are two options to apply:
1. Submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com . Please refer to the “Inclusion Coordinator/Instructor” position in the email subject line. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
Your cover letter should be about one page in length and include:
Where you saw this job posting
Why you are interested in the Pine Project and the Inclusion Coordinator/Instructor role
A brief description of your relevant skills, experience and aptitudes
Applicants who do not meet all of the stated qualifications but have transferable skills, experiences or aptitudes are encouraged to apply and explain their relevance to the role in the cover letter.
2. Apply through our online portal here: https://pineprojectstaff.campbrainstaff.com/. The portal will take you through education and relevant work experience (similar to a resume) and ask the above questions (similar to a cover letter)