The BGC Brantford helps young people to discover, develop and achieve their best potential by engaging them in activities that challenge and guide them to develop healthy minds and bodies. Our programs promote positive outcomes in education, active living, nutrition and mental health.
Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, uses baseball as a tool to teach life-skills and create lasting social change for over 35,000 children and youth across Canada. Jays Care proudly works in all ten provinces and two territories running community programs to level the playing field for Canadian kids facing barriers and has invested over $10 million through Field of Dreams to support the building or refurbishment of more than 100 diamonds and recreation spaces.
In 2020, Jays Care programs were ambitiously adapted to support Canadian children and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the social effects of COVID-19. In 2021 the BGC BRANTFORD was successful is securing a grant from the Jays Care Foundation to support summer programming in our four summer programs.
Jays Care Summer Program Leader
The Club provides four summer camp programs
a) Kindergarten Camp Cicadas for children ages 4 & 5 years (2 locations)
b) Camp Kummonanplay for children ages 5 - 12 years of age
c) Summer Leadership Development for youth ages 12 - 15 years of age
The Jays Care Summer Baseball Program is designed to achieve the following outcomes amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
i) Provide children with a dynamic in-person and virtual summer camp experience.
ii) Promote social connectedness among children.
iii) Increase children’s confidence and self-efficacy.
iv) Provide children with caring and reliable adult role models.
HOURS: Monday through Friday - as per working schedule – 37.5 hours per week
Due to the nature of the Club's business, staff cannot always be confined rigidly to a definite schedule of hours - 'flex' time WILL be required.
Education: Current academic engagement at the Secondary School level and/or Post-Secondary School in Recreation and Leisure/Child & Youth Worker/Teaching or related discipline at college or university level.
NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to participate in all Jays Care Foundation training as it relates to the development, delivery and desired outcomes of the program.
Qualifications: Current First Aid/CPR
Valid Drivers License and access to reliable vehicle
Clean Driving Abstract
HIGH FIVE PHCD
Experience working with children 4 & 5 years of age and 5-12 years of age
Experience working with youth 12 – 15 years of age.
Experience in mentoring and providing direction to employees/volunteers.
Experience in program development, execution and evaluation of baseball skill development and/or similar relevant experience/sport.
Experience in creating and executing virtual programming.
Experience in the implementation of programs under COVID Infection Control Policies, Procedures & Best Practices.
Experience in the collection and tabulating of data.
Experience in measuring and reporting on desired outcomes and related impact.
Strong and effective time management and organizational/administrative skills
Complexity of Duties:
- Operate program in compliance with legislative requirements and the guidelines of the Club’s summer day camp philosophy, operational standards and desired outcomes.
- Create and operate Jays Care program (in-person & virtual) in compliance with Jay Care guidelines and expectations.
- Provide an environment and program supplies that are safe and free for any hazards to children.
- Update self and other staff of children’s allergies and other special health conditions
- Adhere to best practices for maintaining health records and administering medication (if applicable)
- Perform administrative tasks relating to Jays Care program requirements and expectations.
- Ensure that program areas and their equipment are maintained in a state that reflects the high standards of the organization.
- Ensure all equipment maintains a level of safety and concerns are reported to Director of Programs & Services.
- Submit requests for program supplies and/or equipment.
- Use the program framework to design program content that is specific to creating goals for children that support self-regulation, identity, social inclusion, health and well-being, language & thinking skills and physical literacy.
- Ensure program provides opportunities for active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, virtual and individual and group activities.
- Evaluate programs (soliciting feedback from supervisor, co-leaders, children and families) and make recommendations to modify/enhance programming and improve the effectiveness of meeting developmental, social and cultural needs of children and youth.
- Observe and assess children & youth’s progress and behaviour to ensure programs meet identified individual and group needs
- Be continuously aware of children’s allergies and other special nutritional and/or health conditions.
Contact with Others
- Interact with children and families in a pleasant, positive and professional manner.
- Maintain open communication with parents regarding their child's needs, child's participation, behaviours and/or any incidents, where applicable
- Accommodate parent’s instructions for daily care routines if applicable.
- Assist with the identification of high-risk/high-need children who may require or benefit from specialized opportunities or services.
· The position has no financial responsibilities.
· There are high physical demands associated with this position such as lifting up to 50lbs, bending, squatting, sitting, twisting, reaching, active program engagement, etc..
Health & Safety
· Strict adherence to COVID-19 Infection Control Policies, Procedures & Best Practices within program delivery and Club environments/spaces
· Position works within a climate controlled facility, however programming requirements will require the position to conduct some job responsibilities in outdoor environments/conditions, online, etc..
· Due to the large number of children & youth serviced the working environment can be extremely loud during peak hours of operation.
· The environment is fast paced and demanding – position is required to be extremely resourceful, ‘think quick on their feet’, manage multiply tasks and issues, able to prioritize and resolve issues effectively, thoroughly and effectively.
· Position is responsible for the direct supervision of children.
- This position is responsible to provide guidance, mentorship, direct supervision and contribute to the evaluation to the Club’s Summer Leaders-in-Training participants.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.
Contract length: 10 weeks
Expected start date: 2021-06-21
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Salary: $16.00 per hour
- Casual dress
- On-site parking
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Strict adherence to COVID-19 Infection Control Policies, Procedures and Best Practices is required