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About the Position
Position #: 19653
OrganizationWomen's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
Position: Child and Youth Worker
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. Volunteers bring extra strength and high energy needed to effectively engage children. Having an understanding of the impact of domestic violence on children
Description: Do you share an understanding of the duty of care provided by the Family and Children’s Services? We are looking for someone with a willingness and ability to help us with our children and youth! In this role your key responsibiities are: To positively engage children in the playroom and at times lead activities such as games, crafts, free play time, and homework; assist the C&Y worker and children during Support Group; actively listen and engage in positive conversations with children in an effort to gain their trust, build self-esteem and self-awareness; role model kindness, respect and responsibility; lead children in their efforts to clean up the playroom: assist in maintaining a safe environment for children.

Knowledge in the area of child development and demonstrated previous experience with children.
Training Details: On the Job Training with skilled staff.
Working Conditions: A genuine interest and caring for children; An ability to effectively engage and support children during various activities.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Weekly at Haven House for our TLC Program - Wednesdays commencing 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, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
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Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Joyce Birnstihl
Phone: 519-741-9184 Ext. 2026
Address: 700 Heritage Drive Kitchener, N2A 3N9


Volunteer Action Centre
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm