Working at Boundless
WE ARE ENTERTAINING APPLICATIONS FOR JANUARY and SPRING/SUMMER 2020
As a staff team, our mission is to build close connections and relationships with our students.
Once kids trust us and believe we will get their backs, amazing things start happening. They learn faster. Our school fills with joy and gut-splitting laughter.
Students’ respect must be earned by doing what we say we are going to do, adapting to their needs, and by simply being “real”.
We are looking for teachers, outdoor educators or those with counselling experience to join our band of merry maniacs, and help kids have the adventure of their lives.
When I asked J who his favourite teacher was this summer, he told me that they were ALL awesome. He said that each & every one of his teachers helped him & encouraged him in each step of his time at Boundless. His only regret was that he didn’t find Boundless sooner!
Boundless hires Teachers (either new or slightly used), Mental Health Counsellors (CYCs, CYWs, BSWs and MSWs) and Outdoor Educators to join our merry and sometimes exhausted band of brothers and sisters. All contribute equally to the clumsy educational utopia that we are trying to achieve at Boundless.
If you are audacious enough to actually join our team, you will engage teenagers (sometimes laden with baggage) in high school education, OE and mentorship. The gig takes place on a 600-acre piece of wilderness paradise in the Madawaska Valley of Eastern Ontario. It’s a venue that will seduce your soul.
Boundless will inspire your devotion to the well-being of our students, all older teenagers. Some won’t be ready to accept you as an authority figure. Tricky, tricky.
As such, the job requires finesse and interpersonal artistry. It is challenging. Kindness, selfless behaviour and a wicked work ethic will propel you over any hurdle.
We hire year-round with typical start dates in early January, late April, and early September.
We invest heavily in our staff team. There are roughly 30 days of training each and every year. We pay for a variety of certifications and cover a majority of your expenses. We’ll go above and beyond the help you figure this place out.
Staff often stay years at Boundless, or simply work multiple seasons – treating Boundless as a touchstone for their sanity and sense of adventure. Many people who have worked here comment how Boundless was a major influence in their careers and helped establish them in school boards, mental health programs and to be leaders in other OE programs.
Everyone starts with a 3-4 month paid orientation period ($6,000-$8,000). Full time salaried positions are available immediately thereafter.
WE OFTEN HOST PLACEMENT STUDENTS FROM EDUCATION, CYC, AND SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMS. THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS THE SAME AS APPLYING FOR A JOB. SEE BELOW.