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
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.
Zeinab Mohamed, Community Leader Homework Club Coordinator
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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