Early Years Program Assistant - Summer and Fall 2018

(Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services)

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Position ID: V-GUE0100 Last Modified: 27 Jun 2018 Last Full Update: 27 Jun 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementCreate a welcoming & enriching space for families
ContactIris Marchand, Coordinator of EarlyON Volunteers, Guelph Community Health Centre; Phone: 519-821-6638 ext 202; Email: imarchand@guelphchc.ca
DutiesVolunteers who love infants and children are needed to assist staff with the Early Years programs at the Guelph Community Health Centre. You will be engaging with children and their parents and caregivers, assisting with the setting-up of activities for the children and tidying up during and after the program Activities you may find yourself doing include playing with young children and their parents, doing puzzles, building with blocks, reading or just talking with the children. Engaging with parents and caregivers may involve lending a listening ear, greeting them and their children when they enter the program or observing their child’s play and documenting it. We have a variety of programs running throughout the week in many locations, including Playtime, Birthday Books, Post-partum Mood Disorder support group (aka Baby Hugging Club), and Neigbourhood Playtimes.
More Info Linkwww.guelphchc.ca
BenefitsThis is an opportunity to become involved in the community and be a positive role model in a child's life; to develop and explore career options and enhance a resume; to share energy, enthusiasm, talents and visions; to work with people of different ages from different backgrounds.
ClientsChildren between ages of 0-6 and their parents/caregivers
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestBehavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Child Care ; Education Support (Early Years)
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Ideal candidates are highly motivated and energetic, are co-operative team members, have good communication and listening skills, enjoy working with families, enjoy food preparation and enjoy working with children.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) - minimum 4 month with option to extend ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Long term commitments also available.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group - working as part of a team with staff, other volunteers and students
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning 
Volunteers can choose from a variety of times and program locations. Majority of the programs are in the morning Mon-Fri. Contact the organization or visit www.guelphchc.ca for times of specific programs.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location176 Wyndham Street N; Stone Road Mall; other locations nested within the community
Number of PositionsGuelph: 15 individual(s) 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - to the GCHC and orientation with the program facilitator. ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job - Volunteers will also need to attend periodic meetings and/or in-services. ; .ll volunteers need to attend general orientation and interview before they start volunteering.
TransportationNear public transit - Bus tickets can be supplied when requested.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVolunteers must complete an interview and provide two references. All volunteers between the age of 14 and 16 will need a parental consent form signed.
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/GuelphCHC
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/i/notifications
Start DateOn or after 27 Jun 2018
Display Until02 Dec 2018
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Organization NameGuelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services
Office Phone519-821-6638
Address & Map
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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