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21 Jun 2024

Other Outdoor Academy Instructor

SOAR Inc. – Posted by AcademyatSOAR Waynesville, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Academy at SOAR is an accredited adventure-based private boarding school located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We serve youth with ADHD and other learning differences in grades 7-12. We operate on a 4-week cycle where two weeks are spent on campus and two weeks are spent traveling. Academy at SOAR offers an alternative learning environment that combines academics, adventure, and life skill development to help prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally for life beyond middle/high school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Ensure the physical and emotional safety of our students through direct supervision (24/7) throughout a shift. Shifts 20 days on and 8 days off (High School/Middle School Field).

-Support students in developing personal goals, utilize creative thinking and problem solving to assist them in implementing effective strategies and document their progress throughout the year.

-Instruct and empower students in independent living skills such as cooking, organization, money management, health and nutrition, time management, and personal hygiene.

-Teach field academic lessons in a creative and organized manner provided by and with guidance from teachers.

-Facilitate meaningful outdoor experiences and teach adventure skills throughout the expeditions. As well as facilitate service learning opportunities throughout the academic year.

-Practice sound risk management principles in the field and facilitate expeditions with a high level of autonomy and decision-making.

-Manage caregiver communications, receipts, student debit cards and other shift paperwork as assigned.

-Administer First Aid when needed and administer daily medications to students in your direct care.

-Comply with all policies and procedures of the Academy and SOAR.

-Sleep in dorms and hotel rooms with, or in tents next to participants to ensure supervision.

-Utilize behavior management techniques consistent with the program philosophy at SOAR.

-Act professionally at all times to promote the Academy and garner respect for the profession while providing students an appropriate setting in which they may learn from the example you set.

-Commit to our students and program for the entirety of the school year. Note: Aug 12th – May 12.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Minimum of 21 years of age.

-Current Wilderness First Aid certification or higher and CPR. Lifeguard preferred (or willingness to obtain).

-Minimum of one year of experience working in the industry (preferred).

-Dedication and a strong desire to work with LD and ADHD youth.

-Experience facilitating a successful learning environment for middle/high school-aged students (preferred).

-Experience in facilitating outdoor adventure activities while utilizing sound risk management.

-Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, hike up to 10 miles a day, and paddle up to 20 miles a day (flat water, river, or ocean).

Contracted Dates: Aug 12, 2024 – May 12th, 2025 (Must be able to commit to the duration of contract)

Contact for more information or with a resume.

Availability: The position starts on August 12, 2024 and ends on May 12, 2025. We have 2 of 8 field positions available for the 24-25 school year.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

Job expires in 30 days.

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