Eco Program Instructor – SEEED – Youth Spaces – City Wide (Toronto, ON, CA)
City : Toronto
Category : General Interest
Industry : Government
Employer : City of Toronto
Important: Do not apply to this job opportunity if you are a returning City of Toronto employee, instead please complete an online scheduling form.
The Community Recreation Branch is responsible for the delivery of high-quality, community-based recreation programs and services to the diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto. We provide a variety of programs that promote the social and physical development for people of all ages, with an emphasis on children and youth. The Community Recreation Branch strives to ensure Toronto residents have positive recreational experiences that enhance quality of life and contribute to lifelong active living.
|Job Category:||General Interest|
|Job Type:||Temporary, Part-time|
|Number of Positions:||TBD|
|Work Location:||City Wide - Various|
|District:||City Wide - Various|
|Division:||Parks, Forestry & Recreation|
|Section:||PFR CR Community Recreation|
|Posting End Date:||07/15/2023|
Instruct Youth ages 12 to 15 years of age on how food is grown, healthy eating and shopping tips, culinary training, and food safety and handling training.
- 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.
- 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 possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). This is a mandatory course that will be provided to you at no cost upon obtaining a conditional offer of employment. You will be provided with course dates and details at that time.
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Vulnerable Sector Check: One of the requirements for working with children and vulnerable adults is applicants providing the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check. For Recreation Worker positions, we are only able to consider candidates who obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. Once an applicant is given a conditional offer of employment, we will obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check for applicants who reside within the City of Toronto. Applicants who reside outside of the City of Toronto will need to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local Police Service. For further information on the vulnerable sector screening, please contact your local Police Service.