Job Posting – CONNECT2Mentoring Support Worker

Introduction:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area (BBBSOLA) is a not-for-profit, donor supported organization.  We are funded by our community’s generous donors, as well as the United Way of London & Middlesex.  BBBSOLA enriches lives by providing quality mentoring relationships to young people in need – helping to create strong and resilient community members. We value individual potential and know that every young person needs, and deserves, a role model.  BBBSOLA offers a variety of programs to support children and youth in London and Middlesex County. 

BBBSOLA is providing our 8 week session group mentoring program, CONNECT2Mentoring, throughout the summer months for children and youth ages 5 – 12 years old.  CONNECT2Mentoring will provide young people the opportunity to learn about how to create healthy relationships and make strong foundations for friendship.  This is done through a curriculum focused on life and living skills through mentoring, physical activity, structured learning, and community involvement.

Job Scope:

 Reporting to the CONNECT2Mentoring Coordinator, Support Workers are individuals with interest in and have previous experience working with children and youth in a group based program.  CONNECT2Mentoring Support Workers are responsible for the supervision and care of groups of young people between the ages of 5 – 12 years old.  The children and youth attending our programs come from diverse backgrounds and require a leader who is actively involved in facilitating a positive, engaging experience for all.  CONNECT2Mentoring Support Workers need to be creative, flexible and approachable, be open to learning and teaching new skills, and be ready to have a positive impact on the young people they will work with.  CONNECT2Mentoring Support Workers will receive training as well as on-going support and supervision during the summer months to further develop their leadership skills while employed with us.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide fun, positive, and active leadership to mentees
  • Be a friend and mentor to the mentees and their families
  • Participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive curriculum for CONNECT2Mentoring
  • Positive interaction with mentees, families, volunteers, and the staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area
  • Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area’s risk management rules and guidelines
  • Create a caring, supportive environment where mentees feel that they can take risks, make new friends, and try new things.
  • Work as an active and positive member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area Team by participating in all aspects of staff team building and training.
  • Be available to work 30-35 hours per week from the first week of July 2018 to the last week of August 2018.
  • There is a possibility that the job may begin mid-June depending on funding.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office products
  • CONNECT2Mentoring Support Workers are students enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution for September 2018
  • Previous experience and positive references related to working with children/youth
  • Clearly demonstrated positive attitude and teamwork in prior work/volunteer situations
  • A clear police records check including a vulnerable sector search from 2018

How to Apply:

Please apply with a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references who can attest to your character and previous work or volunteer performance. At least one of these references must be from a position where you were working or volunteering with youth.

Apply by e-mail to Paul David at paul.david@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca with the subject line: Application for Summer Employment by May 11, 2018.