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About the Position
Position #: 19653
OrganizationWomen's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
Position: Child and Youth Volunteers - TLC Group
Location: 10 Acorn Way, Cambridge, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: WCSWR empowers and supports women and children to move beyond violence and abuse through the provision of safe shelter, education and outreach services.
Description: Key Responsibilities, Tasks and Duties
• To positively engage children in the playroom and at times lead activities such as games, crafts, free play time, and homework.
• To assist the C&Y worker and children during Support Group.
• To actively listen and engage in positive conversations with children in an effort to gain their trust, build self-esteem and self-awareness.
• To role model kindness, respect and responsibility.
• To lead children in their efforts to clean up the playroom.
• Assist C&Y staff in preparation for play group and/or support group, and in tidying up
• On occasion, to accompany and assist C&Y Staff on outings in the community with children.
• To assist in maintaining a safe environment for children.
• To positively engage and care for children whose mothers are participating in group(s) such as Understanding Me.
Training Details: On the Job Training
Working Conditions: Skills and Qualifications
• A genuine interest and caring for children
• An ability to effectively engage and support children during various activities
• To have skills in leading crafts or games for children
• Knowledge in the area of child development and demonstrated previous experience with children
• The emotional stamina and high energy needed to effectively engage children.
• An understanding of the impact of domestic violence on children
• An understanding of the duty to report to Family and Children’s Services and a willingness and ability to follow through on this duty as needed
Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Weekly at Haven House for our TLC Program :
Wednesdays commencing January 10th, 2018 as follows:
10:00 am to 11:30 am for the first 6 weeks; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm for the remaining 4 weeks.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.wcswr.org
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Joyce Birnstihl
Phone: 519-741-9184 Ext. 2026
Address: 700 Heritage Drive Kitchener, N2A 3N9


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151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
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Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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