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Position #: 1894
OrganizationSaanich Recreation
Position: ChildCare Provider - SpeakWell Conversation Club - SpeakWell Conversation Club
Location: 4105 Lambrick Way
Impact Statement: Mission: To strengthen and connect community through recreation volunteerism.
Description: The SpeakWell Conversation Club supports new immigrants and refugees in sharpening their English-speaking skills and meeting people in their communities.

The Exceptional ChildCare Provider is responsible, fun and engages children in playing games, reading books and helping them with arts and crafts while their parents learn to speak English. Children are from various cultural backgrounds and will vary in ages with most between 2 and 10 years of age.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Behave in a professional and respectful manner.
•Ensure the safety and security of participant’s children within the same space as the participants.
•Be punctual and reliable.
•Be a positive role model and act appropriately around children.
•Understand age-appropriate developmental stages of children.
Training Details: Knowledge, Skill and Qualification Requirements:
•19 years or older.
•Genuinely enjoy being around and playing with children.
•Ability to speak and understand additional languages is an asset.
•Friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic attitude with an interest in helping new immigrants and refugees become active members of our community
•Clear Police Information Check
•Ability to speak English fluently.
oCanadian Language Benchmarks – Stage III - Speaking – Benchmark 12 see Profile of Ability p. 70
ohttp://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/language-benchmarks.pdf

Orientation and Training (provided):
•Volunteer Application (Liability Waiver, Code of Conduct, Policies for Volunteers and Contractors)
•Child Protection/Vulnerable Persons Training
•Volunteer Impact Orientation
•Supervisor Meet and Match Interview
•Site and Role Orientation
Working Conditions: Working Conditions: Indoor. Sitting and standing and moving around the room. Able to lift 40 lbs. Multipurpose room setting. Supervised.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Evening
Time Detail: Hours required are every Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 pm.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth
Skill(s): Supervision, Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Self-Motivation, Playing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-culture/community-recreation-services/volunteer-with-saanich-recreation.html
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Gaileen Flaman
Phone: 250-475-5502
Address: 770 Vernon Avenue Victoria, V8X 2W7
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