Overview

*Casual position with fluctuating hours

Program Overview – Homeward Bound

The Homeward Bound program is an employment program for single mother-led families transitioning from shelter-life to self-sustainable community living. The program includes skill development, college, internships and support for sustainable employment. Homeward Bound also offers affordable housing, on-site daycare, parenting program, an after-4 program for school aged children, and full day programming for school aged children during March break, summer break, and PA days.

What You Will Do

·         Assists with planning and delivering after school activities which facilitate educational and life skills development.

·         Capacity to provide spontaneous age appropriate activities for children in the program.

·         Escorts children daily from various schools to our location (via walking).

·         Helps prepare and cook healthy snacks.

·         Assists in overseeing the safety of the children for both off site trips and in the onsite space (March break, PA Days, Summer break).

·         Works in accordance with all relevant legislation, by-laws, program and organizational policies.

What You Bring to the Team

·         Post-secondary education in child and youth work, social services, education or child development preferred.

·         Minimum one (1) year of experience working with children within the targeted age group.

What Will Set You Apart

·         Available to work some days from 3:00pm-7:00pm during the school year.

·         Available to work some full days during March break, PA days, and during summer holidays.

·         Knowledge of child development and learning needs of children 6 – 12 years.

·         Ability to work with children and parents who have experienced violence or homelessness, and some understanding of this population’s unique issues.

·         Understanding of community development and child centered approaches.

·         Ability to work well in a team environment.

·         Experience working with children with emotional or social challenges.

·         Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

·         Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

·         Proven capacity to work one-on-one with children and relate to them in a non-judgmental and respectful way.

·         First Aid Certification is an asset.

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Compensation

$14.00/hour

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to akling@woodgreen.org.

About WoodGreen Community Services

Who We Are

A United Way Anchor Agency, WoodGreen combines significant scale and a proven track record with an entrepreneurial mindset, continuously seeking and developing innovative solutions to critical social needs.

Now in our 81st year, we are one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year.  We’re a group of diverse individuals who value respect, excellence, compassion, integrity, and team work.