Activity Leaders, Family Resource Centre
START DATE: ASAP
REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Early Years
Summary of Responsibilities
The Activity Leader builds effective relationships with families and their children 0 to 6 years through the drop-in program, group process and individual contacts. The Activity Leader assists in the development and implementation of the programs at the Family Resource Centre (FRC).
- Assists in planning, organizing, and implementing activities for children and parents/caregivers attending the FRC.
- Assists in providing caring and educational programs in a group setting for children under the age of six.
- Carries out and assesses developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for young children in keeping with the program philosophy.
- Ensures positive communications with parents/caregivers attending FRC programs.
- Contributes to ongoing operations of the FRC.
- Uses a variety of techniques and parenting skills for dealing with children’s behaviors including: modeling, observing, demonstrating, questioning, and reinforcing.
- Assists in planning and carrying out activities that foster an understanding of a variety of cultures and value systems.
- Acts as a resource person for families and young children by providing information on available community services.
- Takes part in team planning and program session debriefing.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
- Current First Aid/CPR certificate.
- Basic ECE Certificate or EC development courses preferred.
- Knowledge of child development and one year of experience working with families and young children.
- Experience working with groups.
- Excellent communication skills both spoken and written.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals, volunteers, and community groups.
- Values the importance of being a team member and is an active team participant.
- Values diversity.
- Punctual and reliable.
- Ability to lift and dismantle equipment daily.
Thanks in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
BGC recognizes the value and importance of building and sustaining a culturally diverse environment and commits to intentional efforts to reflect that (along with our values) in all that we do. BGC has always been committed to diversity, and we believe that articulating our commitment to it in this way will support the ongoing evolution of this in our work going forward.
For employees, participants, volunteers, donors, and the community, we demonstrate that commitment through:
- Recruitment, employment, development, and promotion practices that are barrier free
- Encouraging representatives of diverse identities (race, national or ethnic origin, language, spiritual beliefs, age, gender, sexual identity, marital status, family structure, political beliefs, mental or physical ability, or socioeconomic status) to apply for available positions, participate in programs, and/or engage with BGC
- Making decisions based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit, performance, and organizational needs