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