École en forêt de Chelsea


Assistant Educator

Theme: French Education and Recreation / Outdoor Education
Location: Other city within Canada
Age Group: Early Years and Elementary


Position Description

The student will assist as a facilitator in the program. Children will range in age from 3-10 years old. The facilitator is there as an observer of the children at play, guiding social interactions, risk assessments, and building on interest as needed. The student will be asked for their input into the learning that took place that day during our end of day debrief. They may be asked to take the lead in planning based on the children’s interests and to be the lead teacher at times. This will include leading circle time, guiding the discussion with the children regarding the plan for the day (where they want to play, what they would like to do), and managing transitions. The student will be part of our teaching team of facilitators and will be expected to be prepared to be outdoors all day no matter the weather, bugs or dirt. The student will also be supporting our francophone students – ensuring that they understand all communication.

Expected hours Mon- 8-12:15, Tues-Friday 8:30-5:15
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Organization Information

We are a child-led, play based, Forest school. Children attend on a part time basis and are immersed in nature throughout the seasons. School takes place almost exclusively outdoors, with breaks inside as needed in the event of extreme weather.

Students must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and must wear a mask at all times. They will need to arrange transport as we are not accessible by public transit.

Location: Chelsea, Quebec

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