VITAL Youth Program Leader

Job Category: After School

Position Duration: Contract September 2024-June 2025

Employment Type: Part Time Seasonal

Position Hours: Hybrid, Thursday evenings, some weekends

Application Deadline: August 18, 2024

Role Outline

  • Up to 15 hours per week
  • Available Thursdays, plus occasional weekends for this position (approximately one Saturday a month)
  • Program delivery is a hybrid of online zoom calls & in person programming including 2 leadership retreats, one fall and one spring
  • Training begins in September
  • Working hours are from 3:30 – 5:15 PM and 6:45 PM -8:15 PM on Thursdays, plus some flexibility for program preparation and planning

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the VITAL Youth Coordinator to plan and implement fun, educational and skill developing activities (Including workshops, volunteer opportunities, field trips and leadership retreats)
  • Help supervise participants and implement the necessary behaviour management strategies
  • Maintain professional and friendly relations with our Community Partners and the participants’ parents
  • Complete and submit paperwork and reporting
  • Embody and implement Moorelands Kids’ 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 14-17 years
  • Must have the desire and ability to work with children in an online 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
  • Experience working in an online program setting for children and youth 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.