Kids Club Program Leader (formerly LED)

Job Category: After School

Position Type: Part time

Position Duration: Contract September 2024-June 2025

Employment Type: Part Time Seasonal

Application Deadline: August 18, 2024

Role Outline

Program Leaders assist the Kids Club Coordinator to create a welcoming, safe and positive where children aged 11-14 years have fun, make friends and develop life skills. Working with a Program Leader, the Kids Club Coordinator plans and implements our leadership curriculum including snack, activities, and trips for 15-25 participants. The After-school Programs are located in Flemingdon Park, Humber Summit and Humbermede.

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Hours

  • Up to 12 hours per week
  • Available Tuesday- Thursday for this position
  • Each program runs from 2.30 pm – 6pm one day a week, Tuesday to Thursday, for 9 weeks, fall semester starts in October
  • Some additional hours in September for training, outreach and in June for clean up & leadership retreat
  • Extra hours supporting the City Kids (formerly BLAST) program possible for when Kids Club isn’t running

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the Kids Club Coordinator to plan and implement fun, educational and skill developing activities
  • Help prepare a healthy snack
  • Help supervise participants and implement the necessary behaviour management strategies
  • Support volunteers
  • Maintain professional and friendly relations with our Community Partners and the participants’ parents
  • Complete and submit paperwork and reporting
  • Embody and implement Moorelands goals, policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Standard First Aid
  • Principles of Healthy Child Development High 5 Certified
  • Experience working directly with children aged 11-14 years
  • Must have the desire and ability to work with children in an indoor and outdoor setting
  • Proven leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Be energetic, enthusiastic, patient and flexible
  • Able to work in team and individual settings
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment is an asset
  • Knowledge of the local communities is an asset

Working at Moorelands Kids

Moorelands Kids is dedicated to empowering kids to transform their lives by providing fun, engaging, life and leadership skill-building programs to Toronto children and youth affected by poverty. Every member of our staff team is a leader.  We work hard to build a team environment where open, frank and respectful communications from everyone at every level is essential.  We remain firm in our belief that hard work, leadership and team spirit will be the keys to our success. It’s really quite simple – people make the difference.

Moorelands Kids’ Core Beliefs:

  • We believe that every child has the right to succeed in life.
  • We believe that every child has strengths regardless of their life circumstance.
  • We believe that kids from low-income families face hurdles that other kids don’t, and because of this, they may miss out on reaching their full potential.
  • We believe that equipping kids with the tools to thrive will give them a better chance to achieve success.
  • We believe that their success is our legacy.