Children's Program Worker

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 11:45pm
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Program Overview – Homeward Bound
The Homeward Bound program is an employment program for single mother-led families transitioning from shelter-life to self-sustainable community living. The program includes skill development, college, internships and support for sustainable employment. Homeward Bound also offers affordable housing, on-site daycare, parenting program, an after-4 program for school aged children, and full day programming for school aged children during March break, summer break, and PA days.


  • Assists with planning and delivering after school activities which facilitate educational and life skills development
  • Capacity to provide spontaneous age appropriate activities for children in the program
  • Escorts children daily from various schools to our location (via walking)
  • Helps prepare and cook healthy snacks
  • Assists in overseeing the safety of the children for both off site trips and in the onsite space (March break, PA Days, Summer break)
  • Works in accordance with all relevant legislation, by-laws, program and organizational policies


  • Post-secondary education in child and youth work, social services, education or child development preferred
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working with children within the targeted age group

What Will Set You Apart

  • Available to work some days from 3:00pm-7:00pm during the school year
  • Available to work some full days during March break, PA days, and during summer holidays
  • Knowledge of child development and learning needs of children 6 – 12 years
  • Ability to work with children and parents who have experienced violence or homelessness, and some understanding of this population’s unique issues
  • Understanding of community development and child centered approaches
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Experience working with children with emotional or social challenges
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven capacity to work one-on-one with children and relate to them in a non-judgmental and respectful way
  • First Aid Certification is an asset

Employment Type: Casual, Bargaining Unit
Work Hours: Fluctuating hours
Salary: A1 - $14/hour

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to:


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