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After School Program Volunteer

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   About the Position

Impact Statement
A community where all children, youth, adults and families experience mental wellness, financial stability and a safe place to live.

Assist in the coordination of after school activities for young persons with specialized mental health and behavioural needs in live-in programs. Program runs once a week for 1 hour.
-Assists in the planning and implementation of therapeutic recreation and art-based activities for the after-school program
-Leads or participates in group recreational activities that include cooperative activities, play-fair philosophy, team building, social skills, environmental issues, sports and crafts.
-Acts as a positive role model for clients.
-Volunteers create a monthly calendar of activities and liaise with staff
• Must have experience working with children and youth.
• Experience in the field and/or interest to pursue a related career. (eg. BSW, MSW, SSW, CYC or similar)
• Ability to work cooperatively with others in planning, implementing programs.
• Sets consistent and appropriate limits and maintains boundaries at all times.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

COVID-19 Vaccination Required: Yes

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Leadership/Management

Skill(s): Coaching, Facilitation and Training, Motivate Others, Creative Thinking, Empathy

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: All volunteers receive an in-person orientation to the site and are required to complete WHMIS, Health and Safety, and privacy training.
Working Conditions: Indoor and outdoor, weather dependent.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Weekday - Evening
Starting September 2022.
Tuesdays or Thursdays 3:15-4:15pm

   Contact Information
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Verity Suntz
519-707-1958 Ext. 1238
285 Benjamin Road Waterloo, N2V 1X8
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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

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