East Hartland, CT
|Date Opened||3/21/2020 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$0.00 - $478.93 *see introduction for details on salary information|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||6/26/2020 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), Wilderness School offers high impact wilderness programs intended to foster positive youth development. The Wilderness School is a prevention, intervention and transition program intended to assist our students to develop self‐esteem, internal locus of control and interpersonal skills. Designed as a journey experience, our program is based upon the philosophies of experiential learning and is considered therapeutic for the participant. Studies have documented the Wilderness School impact upon the self-esteem, increased locus of control (personal responsibility), and interpersonal skill enhancement of adolescents attending the program.
The Wilderness School base camp is located in East Hartland, Connecticut in the north-central part of the state. For more information about the program and location please visit us at the DCF Wilderness School webpage.
DCF Wilderness School is currently recruiting for twenty-eight (28) Wilderness School Seasonal Instructors. Anticipated start date for these positions will begin April 1, 2020 and end on/or before November 22, 2020. Preferences will be given to candidates that have the requirements listed in the position below. Position hours (shifts) will vary according to the duties of the position.
Assignments for the seasonal positions and per diem rates (minimum and maximum):
• Lead Expedition Instructor $184.45 to $246.97
• Expedition Instructor $171.10 to $233.10
• Base Camp Instructor $133.82 to $185.85
• Logistics/Climbing Instructor (Base Camp) $133.82 to $185.85
Recruitment for these positions will be ongoing with varying start/end dates.
*Minimum and maximum per diem rates will be subject to the following criteria: Returning Seasonal instructors may receive a 3% incremental increase for each season of service up to the maximum rate.
Please ensure that your application is complete and it includes how your experience meets the preferred qualification as listed in this posting. Please include your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.
LEAD EXPEDITION INSTRUCTOR:
Functions as the team leader for assigned expeditions; responsible for the overall safety and risk management of all participants; supervises and leads groups of up to ten students during the 20-Day, 8-Day or 5-Day Expedition; provides skills instruction in backpacking, wilderness camping, map and compass, flat water and white water canoeing, rock climbing and rappelling, first aid, nutrition, personal hygiene and ecology; provides small group and individual counseling for adolescents of varying backgrounds; facilitates interpersonal skill development for students; supervises all course activities; conducts Orientation programs for students, families, and referring agencies; attends summer staff training as required; and completes all course reporting in a timely manner; leads 1-Day courses for groups as available.
Responsible for the safety and risk management of all Expedition program participants; supervises and leads groups of up to ten students during the 20-Day, 8-Day or 4-Day Expedition; provides skills instruction in backpacking, wilderness camping, map and compass, flat water and white water canoeing, rock climbing and rappelling, first aid, nutrition, personal hygiene and ecology; provides small group and individual counseling for adolescents of varying backgrounds; facilitates interpersonal skill development for students; supervises all course activities; conducts Orientation programs for students, families, and referring agencies; attends summer staff training as required; and completes all course reporting in a timely manner; leads 1-Day courses for groups as available.
BASE CAMP INSTRUCTOR:
Responsible for the safety and risk management of all one-day course participants; leads hiking, canoeing and team-building one day programs, including Orientation, Outreach, DCF Prevention and Adolescent Services as well as adult Leadership and Communication programs; assists in the supervision of students engaged in field activities; attends summer staff training as required; may be assigned as an Expedition Instructor as needed; conducts base camp officer of the day/back-up duties as required.
LOGISTICS/CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR (BASE CAMP):
Supervises and instructs rock climbing and high ropes course activities, provides base camp support to groups engaged in field activities; transports students, staff, supplies and materials to and from local course areas; conducts equipment issue, repair, maintenance, and inventory duties; attends summer staff training as required; performs base camp officer of the day/back-up duties as required.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess the following:
A. Current Wilderness First Responder or equivalent (WAFA or WFA may be considered).
B. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer CPR.
C. Current Wilderness School Medication Administration Training (provided).
D. Current ARC Lifeguard certification and Waterfront training, or equivalent preferred.
E. Current American Canoe Association (ACA) certification or equivalent preferred.
F. Driver's license preferred.
2. Incumbents who are assigned as Logistics/Climbing Specialist, in addition to the above, must possess the following: American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), Professional Climbing Instructor Association (PCIA) or equivalent rock climbing certification preferred.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.