SWAG After School Worker

17.5 hours per week, September 2015 to late June 2016
Must be available Monday to Thursday, 3:00 – 5:30 pm

The Students Will All Graduate Program (SWAG) is a program intended to increase the high school graduation rate of students identified as most at risk of failing without intervention. Under the direction of the School Success Coordinator, and as a member of the Health Promotion and Counselling Team (HPCT), the SWAG After School Workers (SASW) work closely with the Coordinator of School Success Programs and the SWAG Youth Worker to develop and deliver the social recreation, mentoring, and life skills component of the SWAG Program.

As a non-profit organization, we are accountable to our community for providing quality care. For this reason, we can only consider applicants who clearly describe how their education, skills, and experience match each of the qualifications listed below in a separate 2 – 3 page attachment submitted with a résumé and cover letter.

QUALIFICATIONS
• High school diploma; related post-secondary education in progress.
• Experience providing a homework club or after school program for children and youth.
• Leadership training such as Beyond Basketball, High Five, etc., an asset.
• Experience with and an understanding of the barriers and challenges faced by youth in culturally diverse, low-income communities.
• Experience assisting with group facilitation.
• Experience working with low-income children in a community setting, and with newcomers and multicultural populations.
• Knowledge of community and social service resources, in particular services for youth which can support their individual emotional and social development.
• Highly motivated, enthusiastic and responsible individual committed to the healthy development of children.
• Familiar with Ontario Curriculum for secondary school.
• Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work in a computerized environment using the internet and email.
• Fluency in English is required. Bilingualism (French / English) is preferred, a third language relevant to our client population is an asset.
• CPR and First Aid certification an asset.
• Regular access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license require.

$19.49 per hour + 4% vacation pay (includes program planning)

Send required application materials (cover letter, resumé, and attachment) quoting reference “SASW HPCT-41” and indicating if you are interested in one or both positions. Deadline for applications is 3:45 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Address applications to the Human Resources Manager. Email hr@carlington.ochc.org (in MS Word or PDF format, with name and reference # in the subject header); mail or drop off: Carlington CHC, 900 Merivale Rd. Ottawa, ON K1Z 5Z8; fax (613) 761-1805.

We thank all applicants but regret that we can only contact those invited for an interview.
Interviews will be held on August 11, 2015

Carlington is committed to employment equity. Please contact the Human Resources Manager to discuss any accommodation needs during the selection process.