Instructor Of Persons With Special Needs (canada Youth Summer Jobs Program)

Scarborough, ON, Canada

Job Description

Instructor of Persons with Disabilities - Canada Summer Jobs Opportunity
Temporary, Contract
Organization of Canadian Tamils with Disabilities (OCTD) - Toronto, ONIntroduction:
Do you have, or, is pursuing post-secondary studies, in special needs education or any other related fields? Are you seeking a meaningful role that will utilize your skills and support your growth in a team-oriented environment? Do you want to be a part of making a difference in the lives of children with special needs in our community? If so, the Organization of Canadian Tamils with Disabilities (OCTD) has just the right opportunity for you !About OCTD:
OCTD (Organization of Canadian Tamils with Disabilities) is the oldest Toronto-based non-profit organization with a vision to better the lives of Tamil Canadians living with disabilities. What do we do? We provide programs and services that are designed to empower our clients with the skills they need to live an independent and empowered life. We connect families with community programs, tools, and resources so they
can better support their children with special needs. We create awareness, build bridges and break stigmas about disabilities in our community.Canada Summer Job Mandatory Requirements: This position is a Canada Summer Job initiative. In order to be considered for this position, it is required that you are:- Between 18-29 years of age at the start of employment
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Holding a Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulationsWhat We Seek from you:
- You have completed, or, is pursuing post-secondary studies, preferably in disability centered education or related field
You are between 18-29 years of age
- You share a genuine passion in helping and motivating our clients with disabilities
- You will fill role as educator/facilitator for child/youth with special needs in a small group setting
- You will work with staff and volunteers to plan and coordinate programs and activities that are focused on fostering developmental, social and cognitive skills for our clients
- You will track, measure, and record progress of each child according to their abilities
- You will work with the staff and parents by providing feedback and guidelines to support long-term growth of the children
- You will be proactive and provide weekly feedback to the staff on the effectiveness of the programs and
activities
- As programs could include teaching basic computer literacy to our clients, a working -knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office would be an added skill
- You will also be supporting the staff with administrative tasks when needed, for which some administrative experience or skill would be sought
- You will be assisting clients with their Resume preparation and formal letter writing, and hence a good command of English language is required
- Activities include teaching basic life skills to clients with disabilities, including tying show laces, setting up dinner table, etc.., and hence perseverance and patience is of utmost importance
- Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds is expected
- Working experience or Volunteering with persons with disabilities, and those who possess lived experience will be given priority
- Tamil language skills, especially in conversing, will be considered an assetHere is What you need to know:

  • Required Commitment: 30 hours/ week for 9 weeks
  • Hourly Wage: $14.25/ hour plus 4% vacation pay
  • Tentative Start date: June 28, 2021
  • Tentative Period of Employment: June 28, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021
  • Online Camp Hours (Online Zoom or GoogleMeet):
Weekday Mornings: 4 hours/day (Everyday)Weekday Evenings: 2 hours/day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Offline Workshop Preparation and Reporting Hours: 8 hrs/week
How to Apply: Please forward your Resume and Cover letter to the email indicated in the Application section.Only those who are selected for the interview, will be contacted. Apply immediately.OCTD thanks you for your interest and application.Reference ID: OCTD-CSJ-2021Contract length: 9 weeksApplication deadline: 2021-06-24Expected start date: 2021-06-28Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, ContractSalary: $14.25 per hourSchedule:
  • Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:
Our Summer Camp programs will be conducted remotely. Employees should possess the necessary equipment, connectivity and skills for remote programming. In case of in-person activities, all persons are required to wear PPEs and maintain safe distancing.Application question(s):
  • Do you have experience as an educator/facilitator for child/youth with special needs?
Experience:
  • Basic IT - MSOffice & Online Conferencing (GoogleMeet, Zoom): 1 year (preferred)
Language:
  • Tamil (preferred)
Work remotely:
  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD1104110
  • Industry
    Not mentioned
  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Scarborough, ON, Canada
  • Education
    Not mentioned