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Home Gardening Teacher Assistant

Gardening Teacher Assistant

Position:

Contract Part-time Seasonal, Gardening Teacher (grades 1 to 8)

Requirements/Must-Haves:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for education and empowering future generation, a must.
  • Love to work with children, a must.
  • Passion for healthy eating and environmental stewardship, a must.
  • Nimble, positive and energetic, a must.
  • Ability to commute (preferably drive) to and between schools in the GTA, a must.
  • Vulnerable sector police reference check is a must. It can be obtained after/if you’re confirmed for the position but MUST be obtained before the start of program.

Assets/Nice-to-Haves:

  • Rudimentary knowledge of organic edible gardening is an asset, not a must. If you are selected for this position you will receive all the appropriate training.
  • Teaching experience is preferred, not a must.
  • Raising children as a parent, grandparent or guardian is not a must but is considered a strong asset. In fact we believe this job fits perfectly stay-at-home parents who are looking for part-time exciting job to make a positive impact and also to earn a small side income, during school hours when their children are at school.
  • Familiarity with Permaculture is preferred and being a Permaculture Design certified is a strong asset, but not a must.
  • Degree in (or a student of) education, environmental studies or the equivalent is a strong asset, but not a must.
  • Relevant experience is an asset, but not a must.

Responsibilities:

  • To assist the main gardening teacher (contract employee of Kids’ Growing City), in teaching pre-written fully prepared lesson plans to elementary students (grades 1 to 8) and in building, planting and harvesting school gardens.
  • NOTE: You don’t need to know how to grow food. No special training is required as you will be following the lead of the main gardening teacher.

Description:

This is an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of future generations and to make a difference in this world, while earning a small side income.

You DO NOT NEED to know how to grow food or have any gardening experience. You DO NEED to be passionate about Kids’ Growing City’s mission and willing to learn.

We believe this job fits perfectly stay-at-home parents who are looking for part-time exciting job to make a positive impact and also to earn a small side income, during school hours when their children are at school. You DON’T HAVE TO BE a parent though. Main criteria we are looking for is passion for the cause and willingness to put in the work.

You need to be able, nimble and energetic to assist in handling classrooms of up to 30 students, Inside the classroom and outside in the garden.

This is a contract, part-time, seasonal job which starts with only up to 20 hours/week, for only 10 weeks in spring and 10 weeks in fall (No classes in winter or summer). We are very flexible when assigning class times before the start of every season. You can choose how many days in a week you want to work. But commitment is expected from you after program schedule is confirmed with the schools and you have agreed to the assignment.

Absences under urgent circumstances are of course understood and supply or session cancellation can be arranged for as long as the absence is communicated with your coordinator with reasonable timing.

Programs run in different schools throughout the GTA. Every program runs for 10 weeks in spring (beginning of April to end of June) and 10 weeks in fall (early-September to end of November).

Compensation: is $17/hour (Payment is made only for hours spent in classroom and not for commute, breaks or lunch).

For example if you assist in teaching 3 classes in a school on Tuesday mornings, your pay for that school will be 3X$17=$51 per day. If you also assist in teaching 2 classes in a second school on Tuesday afternoons, your pay for that school will be 2X$17=$34 per day. In this example, in total, you will earn $85 for each Tuesday.

To Apply:

Please contact Educate@kidsgrowingcity.ca with your resume and a covering letter explaining why you think you are a good fit for this position and why you want to work for Kids’ Growing City, before end of February of 2019. We need time to train you for the position that starts on first week of April!

We look forward to meeting enthusiastic caring beings who want to make a difference!