Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (Childcare Support Team Member)

Organization Name: Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
Opportunity Title: Childcare Support Team Member
Category: Children & Youth
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: July 10, 2023
End Date: July 31, 2024

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Volunteers in this role will have the incredible opportunity to invest in the lives of children from 6 months – 6 years old. Volunteers will provide needed support to childcare workers through play, games, enriching activities, and more. Volunteers will find satisfaction knowing their time is well spent and that mothers have peace of mind knowing their children are in a safe and nurturing environment.   SUMMARY OF POSITION This program helps immigrant women access CIWA’s services without facing the barrier of finding childcare. The time commitment is 3 months minimum for one shift or two shifts a week. Shifts are available Monday to Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm, 5:00-8:00pm or Saturday 9:00am-3:30pm.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide tender care for the children of CIWA’s clients Provide learning experience through play Provide support to Childcare team staff to meet the children’s needs through arts and crafts, snack time, washing/disinfecting dishes, toys, equipment, etc. Follow staff instructions and protocols Volunteers are not to be alone with a child STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE Ensure that professional approach is aligned with CIWA values Demonstrate a high level of initiative and enthusiasm Maintain confidentiality at all times   QUALIFICATIONS 18 years or older Negative Tuberculosis Test results or proof of Immunization Proof of Tetanus Vaccination Previous experience with children 6 months – 6 years is mandatory Must possess a minimum of benchmark 5 in spoken English Must be alert, open- minded, enthusiastic, and have a passion to support children

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