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Forest School Teacher- Nature School LA

  • 8 Jun 2021 12:09 PM
    Message # 10605756

    Nature School LA (Los Angeles County, CA) is hiring a Forest School Teacher. Pay range is $18-$23/hour. Job description is below:

    Nature School LA is looking for experienced and passionate educators to join our school for our Summer Camp Program from July 12-30 (and possibly the 2021 - 2022 school year). Our programs run Monday-Friday (8:30am-1:30pm), rain or shine, in West and East Los Angeles.

    You will accompany and teach a group of 3-9 year olds in the outdoors. In this time you will witness powerful relationships built amongst the students and see how they care for each other. You will experience with the students how Los Angeles’ natural environment changes throughout the months and will form an intimate connection with the local ecosystem. This is a highly rewarding experience for any adult to partake in!

    Our emergent curriculum is child-centered, interest-led, inquiry driven, and educator supported. We have a healthy balance between structured academic blocks and unstructured play blocks. Teachers work with a small group of students and adjust curriculum to meet their varying academic needs. You will teach math, english, science, history, and social-emotional learning. You will also play games, sing songs and create crafts with students. During unstructured play, you will know when not to interfere, know when to step in, and be comfortable letting children be. We believe in giving them space instead of instructions. If you are afraid to see a child up in a tree about 5ft high, then this might not be the right job for you!

    This job is unique and requires you to be positive, patient, adaptable, enthusiastic, creative and engaging. We work as a collaborative team, so you must be able to communicate clearly and have high emotional-intelligence. Finally, you must be able to create a warm environment and safe space, practice risk-management and love the outdoors. You should see yourself as part of the natural world in a holistic way, in the form of inter-being. 

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor or Master degree
    • First Aid + CPR for children and adults certified
    • Teaching experience, preferably with children ages 3-9 years
    • Know how to lead games and sing and leading games and songs 
    • Experience in nature based education
    • Be familiar with unstructured play 
    • Knowledge of NGSS standards

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelors in Environmental Studies, Biology, Ecology or other sciences
    • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 
    • Outdoor Education experience
    • Experience in Reggio, Montessori, Waldorf education
    • Botany and plant education, foraging 
    • Playing an instrument

    Job Details

    • Dates: July 12th-30th 2021 (Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:30pm), possibility to work during 2021-2022 school year
    • Pay: $18-23 (depending on experience) 
    • Up to 32 hours a week, contract
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