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Indigenous Child and Youth Summer Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: 
06/20/2019
Posting Date: 
06/06/2019
Organization: 
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

Indigenous Child and Youth Summer Program Coordinator
Location: SOAHAC Windsor site (1405 Tecumseh Road West)
Job Status: Full-time summer student position (July 2- August 23, 2019)

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) is a diverse, dynamic, multiservice Indigenous health and wellness agency. We strive to provide quality, wholistic health services by sharing and promoting traditional and western health practices to enable people to live in a more balanced state of well-being. SOAHAC provides services to Indigenous people including those who live on and off reserve, status, non-status, Inuit, and Metis within the southwest region. SOAHAC has a mandate of ensuring that health services are accessible, of high quality, and are culturally appropriate. We are also mandated to build health care capacity within Indigenous communities.

An opportunity exists for one (1) Indigenous Child and Youth Summer Program Coordinator. This position will be working closely with the Child and Youth Social Worker and will be responsible for developing and implementing therapeutic and recreational activities for youth enrolled in the SOAHAC summer activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare for, and lead the activities for the child and youth summer camps, activities, events and services
  • Create media presentations using video, pictures, and internet to promote children and youth activities
  • Coordinate teaching events and cultural activities and lead discussions with youth
  • Support special community events, field trips and workshops
  • Co-facilitate youth-based education activities and creative art and media projects
  • Promote the child and youth programs with individuals and families, and other members of the community.

Qualifications:

  • Must love working closely with children and youth
  • Some Post-secondary education preferred in areas of ECE, CYW, Social Work, or other relevant background
  • Understanding or strong interest in therapies beneficial to children and youth preferred
  • Commitment to and understanding of Indigenous cultural teachings and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, and work independently
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong facilitation and public speaking skills
  • CPR and First Aid training an asset
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and/ or access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Must have a current and satisfactory police check as a condition of employment

Hours of work: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Tuesday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Hourly rate: $14.00

SOAHAC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however, hiring preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. SOAHAC is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Email: eisaacs@soahac.on.ca

Include subject line: Indigenous Child and Youth Summer Program Coordinator, Windsor

or mail to:

Attention: Elayne Isaacs
Integrated Care Manager
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre
1405 Tecumseh Road W
Windsor, ON N9B 1T7

Closing Date: June 20, 2019

Please visit Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre online at: www.soahac.on.ca or like us on www.facebook.com/soahac to learn more about us!

We thank all those for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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