AFTER-School Program Counsellors
Opportunities: Currently accepting applications for Counsellor positions for the 2020/2021 school year.
Hours of operation:
- Brantwood Park Fieldhouse: 3:30 - 5:45 p.m.
- Old Town Hall Community Center: 2:15 - 5:30 p.m.
- Shifts are a minimum of 1.5 hours; counsellors are required to work a minimum of 2 shifts per week
Roles and responsibilities: Counsellors are responsible for the safe arrival of children from the school or school bus and for creating, organizing and instructing recreational activities for the children in the program. Activities include: daily outdoor play, arts and crafts and special seasonal activities. Counsellors are expected to ensure children’s safety and follow CAG policies at all times. They are expected to act responsibly, to display professionalism and good leadership, and to be punctual. The Ater-School Parent Handbook provides more information on the program.
Additional discretionary work hours for counsellors - outside of after-school hours, are also available. This includes working as an instructor for seasonal children's programs and working front desk shifts at Old Town Hall Community Center and the Brantwood Park fieldhouse, to open and close the facility before and after CAG program classes, provide customer service and orientation, and emergency/first aid support as needed. Counsellors must be 18 years and older work a front desk shift or to serve as lead instructor for a program. Counsellors under 18 years of age can be program instructor, working with a lead. Counsellors working front desk shifts are assigned tasks from time to time related to programming for development and completion during their shift.
Skills and Experience: Counsellors should have experience working and/or volunteering in an after-school program, children's camp or similar activity and environment. Counsellors must be 16 years old with demonstrated strong communications skills in English (French a strong asset), and must have or be willing to obtain:
- A police check for work with the vulnerable sector
- Standard First Aid/CPR Certification
- A certificate of completion of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) online training
Additional relevant experience and certification is considered an asset (e.g., Lifeguard or other advanced swimming-level certification and abilities; lead for or long-time participation in other recreational programs including sports)
Knowledge and training in social and health sciences, in particular child development or child health, is considered as asset. Teaching knowledge and training is also considered an asset.
Rate of Pay: Starting rate (1st year counsellors) is Ontario minimum wage. Employees receive an additional 4% vacation pay with each pay.
How to Apply: Send your resume with a cover letter outlining your interests and suitability for the position to carolt@ottawaeastCAG.ca (Carol Toone, Executive Director)
We thank all applicants for their interests in the position. Due to volume and time constraints, CAG only contacts applicants selected for interview.
Instructors interested in presenting programs through CAG or interested in exploring opportunities are invited to contact Carol Toone, Executive Director (CAG) at carolt@ottawaeastCAG.ca.
Instructors enter into contractor or employee relationships, based on discussion with the Executive Director and instructor preference. Rate of pay for employee relationships includes; employees receive 4% vacation pay with each pay. Programs can also be setup as Rental agreements, in discussion with the Executive Director.
CAG programs include general interest (e.g., cooking, dance), fitness and sports. Programs include: babies and toddlers, school-age children and adults. Program session start-dates are normally: September-October, January, April and July. We welcome new program ideas!