Outdoor Educators

ABOUT BOUNDLESSA registered Charity and an Independent High School, Boundless works with older teens in the Madawaska Valley of Eastern Ontario, and helps them accomplish extraordinary feats of learning and teamwork.In the Spring and Summer, we run 5-13 day adventure programs for high school creditsIn the Fall and Winter, we deliver an adventure-based boarding school for struggling teamsWE HIRE PEOPLE WITH THREE FOCIThe Outdoor Focus:While hard to precisely quantify, about 75% of our program is in the outdoors. In the spring and summer, we do mostly whitewater – we feel the river in our bones. In the boarding school, we do just about everything else you might want to do outside – a list too prolific to describe here. We hire applicants with solid outdoor credentials and experience from recreation programs and summer camp alumni wanting to take their experiences to the next level.Those that specialize in the outdoor focus are often, but not always, certified teachers. We value experience working with older teens (aged 15-19).Like all foci at Boundless, the outdoor staff will be crossing over to the academic focus from time to time, especially in the boarding school.Who really fits best in the outdoor stream? Emerging and experienced outdoor professionals who want more than merely recreation - those that want to connect with older teens and have greater depth in their relationships with students.The Academic FocusWe hire certified teachers who are passionate about teaching compulsory curriculum, especially high school English, History, Science and Math. We usually hire graduating teachers or those within a few years of their graduation. Yet the capacity to teach compulsory curriculum isn’t sufficient. There must be some acumen in the outdoors, strong physical fitness and adeptness with teens. There is crossover to the outdoor focus for a sizeable portion of employment.The Counselling Focus:The counselling folks are the smallest of the three staff cohorts, but at critical moments, are the most needed and have a huge impact on group process.These are the people that help teens own their crap and stay balanced and happy during their stay with us. This is also true of the other foci, but the clinical crew bring something more to the table in this realm.

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