Team: Community Health Promotion and Early Years
Date: ongoing – elementary school year
Hours of work: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Days of work: 1 or 2 evenings per week- To be Determined each September

Summary:

Centretown Community Health Centre is an inter-disciplinary health, social and community services agency. We are seeking volunteer tutors for early years and middle school children for our community champions in their after-school Homework Club that takes place at 453 Cooper Street. The goal of Homework Club is to provide an open and welcoming environment where young people 4-12 years of age can access support and resources to build life skills, self-sufficiency and overall well-being. Volunteer tutors work within a team setting with community leaders, volunteers and parents and Ottawa Community Housing leads to provide support to homework club participants.

Reporting relationships:

Zeinab Mohamed, Community Leader Homework Club Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Check in with each participant on their needs and provide support and encouragement
  • Provide one-on-one homework assistance in a wide variety of subject matter
  • Using positive encouragement, motivate students who become distracted to re-engage in their work
  • Use homework club tools to support appropriate learning- activity sheets, counting, reading, writing, colour/shape identification
  • Assist in setting-up and cleaning-up the community room
  • Assist in other tasks as needed (play other learning games with students who are finished their homework, help with snack, etc.)

Requirements: Essential

  • Ability to communicate fluently in English
  • Comfortable working with children between the ages of 4 to 12
  • Have the necessary skills and knowledge to help children in grades JK to 6 with their school assignments
  • Display and approach participants, guardians and team members with a positive attitude and use respectful and inclusive language
  • Comfortable working in a diverse, busy environment with people of varying economic backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.
  • Group facilitation and management skills
  • Understanding of health and safety risks for 4-12 years olds and how to prevent them
  • Be punctual, reliable to attend assigned shifts.

Desirable:

  • The ability to communicate in another language an asset (e.g., : French, Arabic, Cantonese, and/or Somali).
  • CPR and First aid or willingness to obtain and maintain