Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Literacy Leader volunteering jobs (Main Street)

CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM

LITERACY LEADER

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House is seeking program leaders for its after-school literacy program.

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’s Literacy Enhancement Program offers students at neighbourhood schools a program to enhance their literacy skills in a supportive, safe, and fun environment. These programs happen at local schools after school hours. The hours of work are afternoons and evenings, 2 days per week, for 3 hours each session plus monthly staff meetings.

Responsibilities of a Program Leader:
• Develop and implement a meaningful and effective educational, social and recreational program for children between 6 to
13 years of age with a focus on literacy enhancing activities, including games, songs, arts and crafts, and recreation
• Establish and maintain a safe and nurturing environment for program participants that respects the diversity of the group
and the individual needs of participants
• Promote positive social skill development, cultural awareness, and environmental awareness
• Liaise with participants’ parents
• Provide leadership, support, supervision to and evaluation of volunteers
• Write a program report once/term
• Maintain daily program
• Manage and maintain record of program expenses

The Program Leader position reports to the Manager, Children & Youth Programs.

Qualifications:
• 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
• Awareness of issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism
• Ability to liaise with families & various community agencies
• Fluency in a second language an asset

Anticipated start date: ASAP
To apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume to Erin Dusdal, Manager, Children and Youth Programs at erin_dusdal@lmnhs.bc.ca by May 13, 2011.

For more information, please contact Erin Dusdal at 604.879.7104 x310 or erin_dusdal@lmnhs.bc.ca.

Thanks.

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