Job ID: 4075
Job Category: Community & Social Services
Division & Section: Shelter, Support & Housing Admin, SSHA Homelessness Init & Prevention Svcs
Work Location: VARIOUS
Job Type & Duration: Part-time
Hourly Rate: $22.65 - $24.83. Please note: The salary reflects 2019 rates
Shift Information: On an "as required basis" up to 70 hours bi-weekly
Affiliation: L79 Unit B PT
Number of Positions Open: 10
Posting Period: 17-01-2020 to 31-01-2020
The City of Toronto directly operates emergency shelters – 3 of which provide accommodation for families and their children experiencing homelessness. The specific shelter sites are any sites within the Family Residence (4222 Kingston Road), Birkdale Residence (1229 Ellesmere Road), Robertson House (291 Sherbourne Street) portfolios or any other respite locations.
During a family's shelter stay, programming for residents are offered to encourage academic growth and participation in diverse activities such as arts, culture, sports and social recreation both on site and in the community. Adult programming is also offered to enhance knowledge and skills to support families to secure and maintain housing in the community. Workshops are delivered regularly on topics such as food security, health promotion, employment, financial literacy, and housing search.
Oversees and engages shelter residents in age appropriate activities to build literacy, resiliency, life skills, social skills and communication
Oversees, interacts and engages with residents while they are in the community on excursions, which may include the use of public transportation
Oversees, facilitates , engages, and directly interacts with residents while they are participating in activities, workshops or programming
Provides input in activities planned and assists with promoting program participation and evaluation
Modifies activities to address the specific needs of an individual/group to support inclusive participation of residents
Assists in the design and setup of creative materials for indoor and outdoor activities for residents
Monitors activities for safety by ensuring health and wellbeing of all participants while in program; including checking to ensure equipment used are in good condition and safely functioning
Assists with safety and wellbeing of residents by adhering to relevant legislation including Occupational Health and Safety Act, Child Care and Early Years Act, Child, Youth and Family Services Act
Assists residents in routine daily living activities (i.e. eating, personal hygiene etc.) when required
Performs emergency or unplanned care of children as required
Performs administrative tasks that support programming
Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies in accordance with established policies and procedures
Interacts with residents, staff and the public to provide program information and assist with housing goals
Follows the principles of healthy child and youth development in the delivery of programs
Assists in preventing and resolving conflicts within program
Attends staff meetings as required
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
Experience in caring for and working with children of varying age groups.
Experience facilitating programs and activities for a wide range of populations (ie. children, youth, seniors, persons with special needs, etc.)
You must also have:
Ability to work as a team player and follow instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Child Care and Early Years Act, Child, Youth and Family Services Act
Ability to lift/carry program equipment/supplies and also participate directly in physical activities planned during programming.
Ability to work in a customer service environment, addressing the service inquiries, requests and complaints of clients, the general public and/or staff.
Must have strong communication skills in order to lead large groups, giving clear instructions that motivate participants and maintain safety and order.
Strong problem solving skills.
Education in child and youth development or fields related to the position is considered an asset.
Ability to work flexible hours, i.e., split shifts, days, evenings and occasional weekends
A Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment
Hours of work will be on AS REQUIRED basis only
Successful candidates must be available to work at least 4 days per week; 2 of the 4 days must include both Saturday and Sunday
NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO CUPE LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES: If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a "Current Part-time employee" where? of your on-line application form, and provide your "Employee Number" in order to be considered for this job opportunity as part of your application process.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.