Program Facilitator, After School Program, York Region

360°kids - Richmond Hill, ON (30+ days ago)

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360°kids has been a leader in the delivery of innovative support services for over 30 years as we work to improve the lives of homeless and at-risk youth and families in York Region. We are a vitally important community agency serving all of York Region. At 360°kids, we provide a unique continuum of care approach with a range of programs and services that are essential to the health and well-being of children and youth.

With a high level of enthusiasm, the successful candidate is eager to contribute to an inspiring organization that makes significant impact within our community. The candidate will be self-motivated and driven to succeed with a “solutions-focused” attitude. Inspired to contribute, and ready to work hard and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, the individual must be passionately inspired by our mission.

The Program Facilitator of the 360°kids After School Program will facilitate various activities that promote physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition, positive personal development and wellness; and engage and support elementary and primary school aged children and families in our community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Along with Site Supervisor, instruct and participate in a variety of physical activities aimed at engaging students in fun, recreational and life-long learning objectives, as well as, coordinate and provide a healthy snack to all participants within the program guidelines accommodating all dietary restrictions.
  • Supervise and support all participants and apply appropriate strategies to support children in managing their behaviour, thereby maintaining a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
  • Work in consultation with the Site Supervisor to select and facilitate age appropriate activities aimed at achieving the desired outcomes.
  • Participate in the set up and take down of the program materials and equipment including storage of equipment, ensuring the facility is left in a clean and tidy manner.
  • Ensure that the health and safety needs of the children are met and all health and safety issues are dealt with immediately and appropriately.
  • Communicate sensitively with parents on matters concerning their children while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Report on a regular basis to Site Supervisor regarding issues of need and/or concern. In the event of a crisis or critical incident, immediately report to appropriate level.
  • Ensure that the health and safety needs of the children attending program are met and all health and safety issues are dealt with immediately and appropriately while promoting safety and respect amongst all participants.
  • Respond to the individual needs of children and establish stable and consistent relationships with each child and their families/caregivers.
  • Liaise with participants, parents, school teachers, principal, community partners, coworkers and volunteers. Develops positive relations with the communities being served by the program and with the general public.
  • Complete all mandatory recording and reporting including daily documentation as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings and performance appraisal meetings on a semiannual basis.
  • Attend training workshops that pertain to the role.
  • Follow appropriate policies and procedures of 360°kids. Ensure that the program operates in line with 360°kids’ mission, vision and values and activities comply with applicable standards and laws.

Job Type / Category

Working Conditions

Job duties take place in a school setting, including classrooms, outdoor playground areas and gymnasiums. Regular afternoon shift.

Physical Requirements

Frequent standing, walking, running, bending, kneeling, crouching or crawling. Ability to use various sports equipment used in program.

Contract Commitment

  • Locations available in Markham,Richmond Hill, Aurora, Vaughan
  • From 9 to 12 hours a week, Monday – Thursday, on-site program delivery 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Remuneration $14.00 per hour

Recruiting for part time contract as well as relief/on call positions

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in Post-Secondary Degree/Diploma Program in Child/youth related field an asset - e.g. Early Childhood Educator, Sport and Leisure, Child and Youth, Social Worker, Psychology, Sociology, Kinesiology.*
  • Ability to work well with children and experience with leading children/youth activities.
  • Knowledge of youth/children programs.
  • Experience working in camp and school settings is an asset.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification required.
  • Current vulnerable sector screening (criminal background check) required.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic, complex environment and organize time and workload effectively.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing with all levels of staff, the public and program participants while maintaining objectivity.
  • Capability of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, participants and parents.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • High 5/High 5 Sport, Fundamental Movement Skills training an asset.

*Our funding requires that all staff working in our After School Program are 18 years old or older.

360°kids is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 360°kids offers accommodation for applicants in our recruitment processes, if you are contacted regarding a job opportunity please advise if you require accommodation.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Experience:

  • working in camp or school setting: 1 year (Preferred)

Licence:

  • First Aid & CPR Level C (Required)