CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAM

LITERACY LEADER (Elementary)

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House provides educational, cultural, recreational and social services for different age groups, ethnic specific groups, families and for the wider community of Little Mountain/Riley Park. Our purpose is to offer community members the opportunity to actively participate in the development of a healthier community.
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House is seeking Literacy Leaders to join the Children and Youth team for 2-4 shifts per week from April-June 2017 (possibility of continuation in September 2017). This position requires the Literacy Leader to work a minimum of 2 shifts per week facilitating a 2.5 hour literacy program in an after school environment in the Riley Park area.
Literacy Leaders at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House offer skill development to elementary school students (ages 6-12) in the community to enhance their literacy skills in a supportive, safe, and fun environment. Most of these programs take place at local schools during after school hours. The hours of work are afternoons, 2-4 days per week, for 2-2.5 hours each session. Must be available for a minimum of two shifts per week; preferably between Tuesday-Thursday. The elementary literacy program takes place Monday-Friday from 3-5pm.
 Reports to Children and Youth Manager
Key Responsibilities and Duties
 Develop and implement a meaningful educational, social and recreational program for children between 6 to 18 years of age with a focus on literacy enhancing activities, and also including games, songs, crafts, and other activities
 Establish and maintain a safe and nurturing environment for program participants that respects the diversity of the group and the individual needs of participants
 Work with groups of children both independently and as part of a team
 Promote positive social skill development, cultural awareness, and environmental awareness
 Liaise with participants’ parents
 Provide leadership, support, supervision and evaluation of volunteers, if applicable
 Provide program evaluation
 Maintain daily program log
 Manage and maintain record of program expenses
 Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
 Criminal Record Clearance
 Valid Standard First Aid Certificate
 Experience working with children
 Ability to provide team leadership and volunteer supervision
 Strong communication skills and problem solving skills
 Knowledge and experience implementing programs for children
 Awareness of diversity and multiculturalism issues
 Ability to liaise with families and various community agencies
 Fluency in a second language an asset

Wage: $16.24/hourly

Please forward a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, as well as your resume to: Jasica Grewal at jasica_grewal@lmnhs.bc.ca or fax # 604.879.7113

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please ensure that Literacy Leader is the subject line of your email.

Thank you for your interest in Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Little Mountain Neighbourhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


SPECIAL SERVICES WORKER
Special Services Workers at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House support children and youth with developmental delays, disabilities and special needs, through weekly one-on-one visits in the community. Special Services Workers connect clients with community resources and work towards achieving individual client goals. The focus of visits is on life skills, social skills and communication skills.
The number of each worker’s assigned clients is based on the worker’s availability and on the number of clients referred to our services. Referrals are from the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The hours of work are 5 hours /week (per client) during afternoons, weekdays/weekends, and/or evenings. The hours for this position range from 10-35 hours depending on availability
 Reports to the Children and Youth Program Manager

Key Responsibilities and Duties
 Develop positive and supportive relationships with children and youth
 Plan, implement and evaluate service plan goals
 Identify and utilize appropriate community resources and programs for addressing client goals
 Advocate on behalf of clients and families when appropriate
 Maintain accurate, confidential client notes
 Complete timesheets and progress reports as scheduled
 Attend regular team meetings as scheduled
 Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
 Two years post secondary education and training in child and youth care
 Two years working with children and youth with developmental challenges
 Experience working with special needs children and youth
 Knowledge of child development and special needs
 Exceptional communication skills
 Awareness of health and safety issues for children and youth
 Standard First Aid certificate
 Criminal record check is required
 Fluency in a second language an asset

Remuneration:
$17.83-$18.60 *based on experience
Please forward a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, as well as your resume to:
Jasica Grewal at jasica_grewal@lmnhs.bc.ca or fax # 604.879.7113
Posting will be advertised until a suitable candidate is found
Please ensure that Special Services Worker is the subject line of your email.
Thank you for your interest in Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Little Mountain Neighbourhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer