Get Moving! After-School Lead Facilitator

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Summary:

North York Community House is a dynamic neighbourhood centre that has been working with residents of northwest Toronto for over 25 years. We are committed to building strong, vibrant communities, and supporting local residents, new Canadians, parents and children, youth and seniors to meet and achieve their goals. NYCH believes that all the community members we serve have the strength and ability to succeed – our role is to help them get there.

The Get Moving! After School Lead Facilitator will work with the program coordinator, other staff, student placements and volunteers to plan, carry out and evaluate the Get Moving! After-School Program. This program aims to improve health issues of newcomer children and youth by focusing on physical activity, health eating and wellness education. In addition, homework assistance, excursions and arts-based activities are planned for its participants.

Reports To: Program Coordinator

Responsibilities:

Program Planning & Delivery

  • Take the lead in organizing, planning and implementing recreational and educational activities for children ages 8 to 12 years old
  • Develop program schedules and plans in line with program requirements
  • Ensure the safe supervision of children at all times
  • Oversee the preparation and serving of nutritional snacks to children
  • Manage conflict between children and/or volunteers/staff in an appropriate manner
  • Report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to supervisor
  • Maintain a clean and organized program space

Program Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Monitor program expenses and purchases, submit receipts and expense forms as required
  • Maintain current and accurate attendance forms, records, statistics and other documents as needed
  • Complete monthly reporting of program activities
  • Administer and tabulate program evaluations

Outreach & Support

  • Conduct outreach and retention activities to ensure adequate program attendance and participation
  • Liaise with parents, teachers, other NYCH staff and partner organizations as needed around meeting community needs
  • Participate in training sessions and staff meetings as required

Qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in health, education, psychology, social work or related field and/or comparable work experience
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must be available to work all three days of program between the hours of 2:30 and 6:30 pm
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience in leading and facilitating programs for school aged children including components of providing homework help, creative arts and sports/physical activities
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in program implementation with a focus on active living
  • Demonstrated skills in staff, volunteer and student placement supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting newcomer children and youth
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse cultures within an anti-discriminatory framework
  • Passionate, energetic and dedicated to the healthy development of children
  • Committed to modeling healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, social change and community development
  • Highly motivated, positive attitude and ability to work well in a team as well as independently
  • Responsible, dependable and punctual, with ability to communicate timely with staff and supervisor
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including working knowledge of MS word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Excellent organization, multi-tasking and record-keeping skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (a second language is an asset)
  • Knowledge of the Lawrence West community neighborhoods an asset
  • Previous experience with sports, movement and/or fitness an asset

Other Requirements:

  • An updated police reference check will be required upon employment

Start Date: September 13, 2017 13 weeks (Sept-Dec.) & 27 weeks (Jan-June 2018)
Salary Range: $17.00/hour
Hours: 15 Hours/Week
Location: North York Community House Program Site Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume by Thursday, August 31, 2017 by 5 p.m. to:

Get Moving! After-School Program Lead Facilitator - Hiring Committee
North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226
North York, ON M6A 3B4

Fax: 416-784-2042

E-mail: employment@nych.ca

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.