Job Position: Child and Youth Worker

  • Application Deadline: 21st December 2022
  • Employment Type: Part time
  • Location(s): Hamilton
  • Compensation: per hour
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to gmorley@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Sport and Leisure, Child and Youth Worker, Social Worker, Psychology, Sociology or Kinesiology. Preference for Sport and Leisure background.
Thorough knowledge of the program mandate which is based on physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition education, wellness and personal health education and thorough knowledge of other applicable legislation.
Experience and sensitivity working with all families including those in a urban core setting, culturally diverse, LGBTQ, young parents, etc.
Current 1st aid/CPR, Safe Food Handling Certificate, N.V.C.I. training and, SACERS and Quest 1(High Five).
Knowledge and skills using Microsoft Office products, Outlook and other relevant computer and internet programs.

Key Responsibilities:

Child and Youth Worker (Afterschool) Children & Family Services ·
We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Child and Youth Worker who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.

The Child and Youth Worker, working in our After School Program, will provide flexible and engaging after-school programming for children in Grades 1 to 6, in a safe and stimulating environment.

This position is a unionized, temporary, part-time position. The rate of pay is $16.51 per hour. Hiring for September afterschool programs.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop, plan, promote, implement and evaluate day to day operations of the After School Programs with the support of the Supervisor, Early Years.
Adhere to the requirements outlined by the funder and ensure that program elements are being delivered as required (Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Guidelines).
Assist to oversee student placements, volunteers, ensuring appropriate staffing at all and complete required evaluations.
Demonstrate an awareness and knowledge of child development and the needs of the children in the program, providing quality, engaged learning and supervision of all children in the care of Wesley at all times.
Ensure program number of participants stay within target of enrollment.
Escort children from classrooms using prescribed attendance procedures and protocols.
Ensure a high level of community participation and service delivery in the programs including promotion of the programs in the community. This will include maintaining a good rapport with the schools and other programs within them.
Welcome, support and interact with clients, remembering to be sensitive to all families including those culturally diverse, LGBTQ, young parents etc.
Ensure that all daily program paperwork is completed and accurate.
Adhere to the requirements of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and the City of Hamilton (where applicable).

Additional Details:

A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
Professional development and training opportunities
As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing to provide a negative result will be required.

About Our Company:

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and a certified Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) employer. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!