Organization: Winnipeg Inner City Missions is a faith-based organization that values both Christian and Indigenous religious and world views. Our mission is to embrace all people in Winnipeg’s inner city and inspire life-long learning and build social and personal well-being.
Job Title: WICM Child/Youth Worker for After School Programs Assistant
Job Summary: Our Children and Youth programs include an afterschool program for children and youth ages 6-14 living in the North End of Winnipeg. We require a compassionate, energetic, committed Program Assistant to join our team. He/she will develop positive relationships with the WICM staff, immediate supervisor and the children and youth who attend the programs. We are looking for someone who loves to interact with children and youth; can plan and prepare activities; initiates clean up and involves children and youth in daily activities.
This is an afterschool program with afternoon and evening work hours, Monday to Thursday.
Supervised by: After-School Program Co-ordinator who collaborates with the Executive Director on supervision
Works with: The Child/Youth Worker works collaboratively with other Program Assistants. As well, the Child/Youth worker maintains relationships with off-site WICM employees
Job Duties, Responsibilities and Essential Functions: Comes to work on time. Remains until all children/youth are home safely, and the building is clean, tidy and secure
Adheres to all Provincially legislated mandates regarding the well being of children such as the Child Welfare Act of Manitoba as well as the Presbyterian Church in Canada and WICM policies and procedures. As well, the Child and Family Services Act of Manitoba and in Privacy legislation such as the Freedom of Information and Personal Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA)
Maintains and fosters positive relationships with program participants and their care providers
Must have computer skills with proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office bundle of programs and be able to use office equipment such as telephones, facsimile.
Will carry out job tasks in a collaborative and team focused manner
Will use positive discipline methods; is firm yet loving
Will be physically fit and will interact and play with children/youth in a variety of settings (enjoys swimming, baseball, gyms, being outside in the winter for activities such as skating, sliding etc.)
Will share in the planning of activities offering ideas with a willingness to lead
Make sure that healthy snacks (based on Canada Food Guide) are prepared for children in compliance with Food Handling policies and that food is distributed to all participants being aware of the potential for food allergies
Pick up children at their schools; settle, direct and manage children as they come to Flora House and while they are participating in programs; use peaceful conflict resolution
Ensure and support children while they are doing their activities by constantly moving from child to child; will encourage and assist children with homework; challenge them to do and be their best
Must be able to recognize when children are having trouble or are presenting as struggling with problems
Ensure that all children are safely put into vans and accounted for when transporting children to and from activities that take place away from Flora House;ensure the safety of all children according to WICM policy and all Provincial Laws and regulations
Will clean the facilities including kitchen, bathrooms, floors in compliance with health code standards
College Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECEII, III) or Youth Care Diploma from a recognized College or University or at least 5 years relevant experience (minimum High School Diploma and children and youth experience)
Valid Food Handling, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, 1st Aide, required
Class 4 Drivers License an asset or willing to get one; Must be able to operate a motor vehicle in the province of Manitoba according to all applicable Highway Traffic Act and Safety legislation
Must Have a Criminal Records Check and a Child Abuse Registry
Must have proven organizational and communication skills
Must have knowledge of what it means to be a supervisor
Additional Knowledge an Asset
An understanding of the effects of colonization on the indigenous people in Manitoba and specifically how this effects the children and families who WICM provides services too. Included in the effects of colonization are the ongoing effects of the Residential School experience on indigenous people, families and communities, the impacts of a marginalized history within the Criminal Justice, Child Welfare and Health systems that exist within Manitoba
An understanding of both Christian and Indigenous spiritual values, beliefs and practices including the teachings found within the Bible, the Indigenous Medicine Wheel and the Seven Sacred Teachings of the Anishinabe
An understanding of cognitive, behavioural and mental health challenges such as ADD, ADHD, ODD, CDD, FASD, Attachment Disorder, Depression, substance abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among may others as they impact the children families and community that WICM provides services to; issues around substance abuse, child protection, gang culture and economic, political, social and spiritual marginalization.
Position start date: mid-September
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Ruth Magnuson, Executive Director at email@example.com by September 4th at 4:00pm. Late resumes will not be accepted. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.