Child care assistant

Opportunity ID: 2824

Organization Details
Organization Name: IRCOM Inc
Address: 95 Ellen Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S8
Website: www.ircom.ca
Organizational Description:
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Position Summary
Child Care Assistants work in IRCOM's Child Care Program (CCP) with children from 6 months to 6 years. Most shifts take place during daytime hours (9-11:30 or 1-3:30) at the same time as our English classes; however there may be occasional evening and weekend opportunities as other programs happen.

Duties and Responsibilities
-Interact and play with the children in a safe and positive manner
-Follow CCP guidelines for positive discipline
-Interact with parents in a friendly and supportive manner
-Assist with interpretation where applicable
-Occasionally assist the children with planned activities
-Maintain daily communication with IRCOM staff
-Ask IRCOM staff for assistance as needed and appropriate
-Assist with set up and clean up, including serving snack
Skills Required: -Must be good at teamwork
-Must be patient and kind
-Willingness to learn and receive constructive feedback
-Must complete required trainings provided by IRCOM (see below)
-First Aid Level C training is an asset, but not required
-Must complete a satisfactory criminal record check and child abuse registry check
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -A chance to play with adorable young children
-The chance to help teach children important skills like language and social skills
-Lots of on-the-job training relevant to working in a childcare setting
-Access to all trainings offered to IRCOM volunteers
-The chance to develop your own communication and leadership skills
-Participate in volunteer recognition events held throughout the year
-Reference letter provided after 3 months of consistent volunteer service
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
This position requires volunteers to come once a week for two and a half hours. The minimum time commitment is three months.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: bttr.im/otznj
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2019