Child and Youth Worker

The London Community Chaplaincy provides support for children and families living in low-income communities in the city of London. The London Community Chaplaincy seeks to build community with families who face the challenges of living in poverty, to empower the children of these families through teaching life skills, providing a safe place for learning, and exposure to healthy relationships with peers and adult leaders. Child and Youth Workers are high impact team members within our organization.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Follow the direction of core staff to ensure programing runs smoothly
  • Build healthy, professional and supportive relationships with children and youth during drop-in activities and structured programs
  • Nurture and develop a sense of community and healthy connections among children and youth
  • Implement programs and create program plans as assigned by core staff
  • Assist children and youth in the development of key social skills, life skills, literacy skills, and numeracy skills
  • Guide individual behaviours and group dynamics during programs
  • Ensure the safety of all children and youth during programs both on-site and off-site by following all Policies and Procedures
  • Maintain records, statistics, and other vital information according to policies and procedures
  • Ensure that worksites are well maintained, opened and closed as specified on the Facilities Check List

 

Key Outcomes:

  • Build a positive, safe community space for children and youth
  • Plan engaging activities for children and youth that target specific skills or learning opportunities while adhering to any specific themes or budget
  • Ensure that program implementation maximizes engagement, safety and education for the targeted children and youth

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Pursuing (or attained) college or university studies in a field of study related to child and youth work
  • Willingness to work at any location where the London Community Chaplaincy is engaged, travel between sites will be required (easily accessed by London Transit)
  • Employment and volunteer experience demonstrating ability to build healthy, supportive relationships with children and youth
  • References which highlight experience, character and competencies
  • Meets mandates as per Canada Summer Job Requirements (age, residency etc.)
  • Current police record check, including vulnerable sector screening

 

Preferred Assets:

  • CPR, Safe Food Handling, and First Aid
  • Understanding of working in a faith-based organization

Compensation and Scheduling:

  • $14.25/Hour for approximately 10-12hrs hour / week for 25 weeks, beginning September 8th
  • Predominantly Monday to Friday, various shifts required with the occasional weekend work

To apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to youth@londoncommunitychaplaincy.com by Monday August 24th, 2020.  While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

The London Community Chaplaincy will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

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