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Summer Youth Room Coordinator - Summer 2019 in Oshawa at City of Oshawa

Date Posted: 5/6/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Location:
    Oshawa
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/6/2019

Job Description

 

  

City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 168,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal restraint.

Posting Number:  002308  

Job Title: Summer Youth Room Coordinator - Summer 2019 

City: Oshawa Province: Ontario          

Employment Group: Exempt    Wage Rate:   CO5, $20.56 - $22.88   Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  Up to 35   Shift Work Required:  Yes

Posting End Date:  2019/06/02




Job Description

The City of Oshawa is now accepting applications for a Summer Youth Room Coordinator (up to 35 hour per week; minimum of 8 weeks, shift work required, starting July 2nd 2019).

Reporting to the Supervisor, Recreational Programs is responsible for planning & implementing instructional/drop-in sessions for the Youth Room Program, an initiative funded by Canada Summer Jobs. The Summer Youth Room Coordinator will use guidelines from the physical literacy program to develop programming for youth ages 8 to 17. Youth will be engaged to play a role in the planning, leadership and delivery of the program using the Positive Youth Development Model. The youth in the community will come together to engage in healthy play with their peers.

The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).

All training hours are paid at minimum wage as outlined in the Employment Standards Act.

Interested candidates are invited to provide a resume with covering letter electronically no later than Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring the safety, enjoyment and care of participants in the Youth Room Program
  • Plan, organize, lead and supervise formal and informal/ structured and unstructured recreational programs and activities for children and youth demographic.(8-17 years of age) on and off site
  • Ensuring Canada Summer Jobs grant requirements are being adhered to;
  • Ensuring City of Oshawa policies and procedures are being adhered to (fire, power failure, building evacuation); reporting all incidents, accidents, issues and concerns to Supervisor; completing all formal paper work (accident, incident, complaint forms, daily attendance, lesson plans);
  • Being familiar with City of Oshawa policies and procedures, and emergency procedures; and be able to implement such procedures (fire, power failure, building evacuation);
  • Liaison with community groups to provide crucial information to children as required (i.e. housing and/ or health information)
  • Update information boards with pertinent community and activity information for youth
  • Create Long range sustainable plans for youth and youth room activities (I.e. 3 months, 6 months, 1 year)
  • Carryout market research from youth- what do they want.
  • Produce a youth calendar of events for the area and community
  • Create and upkeep inventory list for programs
  • Regularly create a requisition of supplies for the youth room program


Job Requirements

  • Candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. (International students are not eligible.)
  • Candidates must possess and keep current Standard First Aid/CPR ‘C’ qualifications
  • Provide a current (within six months) Criminal Information Request prior to employment start date
  • Preference given to applicants with 1 year of college in the Child and Youth Care Program and/ or Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services, sport coaching experience and/or possess coaching certifications for children and/ or youth
  • Must have leadership qualities (I.e. reliable, honest, good communication skills in both verbal and written, good interaction skills, demonstrate confidence and leadership qualities, show genuine respect and concern for others, have humility and empathy, ability to handle difficult situations with tact and professionalism and be a good role model outside of working hours)
  • Preference is given to applicants with experience/understanding from working with children and youth from priority neighborhoods
  • Preference is given to those with experience in a Supervisory/Camp Director role.
  • Demonstrate good customer service and communication skills to deal effectively and courteously with staff and the public
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Required to attend all staff training's
  • Ability to work shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).  The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC.  Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Job Requirements

  • Candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. (International students are not eligible.)
  • Candidates must possess and keep current Standard First Aid/CPR ‘C’ qualifications
  • Provide a current (within six months) Criminal Information Request prior to employment start date
  • Preference given to applicants with 1 year of college in the Child and Youth Care Program and/ or Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services, sport coaching experience and/or possess coaching certifications for children and/ or youth
  • Must have leadership qualities (I.e. reliable, honest, good communication skills in both verbal and written, good interaction skills, demonstrate confidence and leadership qualities, show genuine respect and concern for others, have humility and empathy, ability to handle difficult situations with tact and professionalism and be a good role model outside of working hours)
  • Preference is given to applicants with experience/understanding from working with children and youth from priority neighborhoods
  • Preference is given to those with experience in a Supervisory/Camp Director role.
  • Demonstrate good customer service and communication skills to deal effectively and courteously with staff and the public
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Required to attend all staff training's
  • Ability to work shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required