Education Interpreter & Site Representative - #8997805

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Date: 2022-11-25
City: Alton, ON
Salary: $23.91 - $25.92 per hour
Contract type: Full time
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
Position Details:
Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.91/hr, Max = $25.92/hr
Employment type: Occasional
Duration of employment: 9 months
Hours of work: variable
Work location: Albion Hills Field Centre, Lake St. George Field Centre and Claremont Nature Centre
Division: Education and Training
Business unit: Education and Training
Travel: None
Remote Work: None

About TRCA:
With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
The Education Interpreter and Site Representative is the overnight on-site representative who delivers hands-on outdoor environmental recreation programs to overnight and day groups at TRCA’ education centres. The Education Interpreter and Site Representative plays an active role in customer experience ensuring all visitors have a positive interaction and learning opportunities while adhering to site protocols.

During the weekend program, the Education Interpreter and Site Representative supports and liaises with the group’s leaders to ensure a safe and successful stay for all visitors as well as facilitates pre-arranged programs/activities for the client group. Meal facilitation and some minor maintenance tasks are expectations of this role. The Education Interpreter and Site Representative is required to sleep on site during overnight weekend shifts.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Upon group arrival, welcome the visiting groups, outlining facility protocols.
  • Complete all routines and administrative procedures necessary for the weekend program such as processing of group health forms and implementing safety and security measures.
  • Provide on-site supervision and caretaking of the facility and all assets and materials used.
  • Facilitate fun and engaging outdoor recreation programs focused on the environment, such as cross-country skiing, nature hikes or nature art.
  • Learn program content to be able to effectively deliver interactive programs to the group of visitors.
  • Assist food services staff in the dining room, facilitating the group on table set up, clean up and meal distribution.
  • Ensure the centre is closed and secured following the group’s departure and that a report has been left for the facility supervisor.
  • Assist with delivery of seasonal events, such as Christmas festivals and maple syrup festivals.
What will you need to succeed:
  • Actively pursuing or possess a post-secondary degree/diploma in recreation, outdoor recreation, education, or a related field.
  • Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • Certification in outdoor skills an asset (ORCKA, NLS, CANSI, NCCP, etc.).
  • Two years of experience in delivering outdoor recreation programs for audiences of varying age groups.
  • Experience facilitating outdoor recreation programs at an overnight facility, camp or expedition is considered an asset.
  • Available for overnight work, including successive days.
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills.
  • Sound judgement regarding the safety of visitors.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to deliver programs to audiences of various ages, adapting style to ensure audience appropriateness.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative within a set of guidelines and procedures, and to take direction and notes when given.
  • Knowledge of the environment and related disciplines.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Successful clearance of the Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:
  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on December 15, 2022.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA. TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.

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