Integration Animator

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages
  • Job title: Integration Animator
  • Organization name: Maison Saint Columba House
  • Job location: Montreal, Quebec
  • Length of assignment: 2017-06-16 to 2017-07-28 (6 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $12.00

Saint Columba House

Community Engagement & Learning Day Camp

Job Title: Integration Animator

Job Site: Pointe Saint Charles, Montreal

Saint Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk, H3K 1M8

Duration: Full time (40 hours/week), 6 weeks (June 16-July 28 2017)

Salary: $12.00 per hour

Languages: English and French

Other information:

Bus pass is provided for the month of July

Staff must submit a cleared police check

Day Camp Description

The Saint Columba House Community Engagement & Learning Day Camp is an affordable and bilingual day camp that caters to the specific needs of local families and the community of Pointe Saint Charles. The five week camp runs throughout the month of July and will focus on empowering children (aged 5-12) by teaching them valuable skills and encouraging them to learn about and get involved in their community. Fun, stimulating, educational and thought-provoking games and activities will provide children with a deeper understanding of how they can become an important part of their community, and how communities can work together to achieve change.

Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program will provide eight youth from the community (aged 14-16) with training, work and the opportunity to develop much needed transferrable leadership and employment skills that will allow them to flourish in the coming years.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Integration Animator will:

- Participate in a one week training session and contribute to the evaluation of training to ensure its yearly success and development

- Set personal learning and performance goals during the training period which will be evaluated by the animator and the day camp director over the course of the summer

- Along with a co-animator, be responsible for the safety and well-being of a group of 15-20 children of the Pointe-Saint-Charles community with increased learning, behavioural or social-emotional needs

- Ensure that camp activities, projects and outings are appropriately adapted to successfully include children with a variety of special learning and participation needs

- Ensure the successful integration of children with special needs into the program as a whole

- Communicate daily with parents regarding their child’s participation in day camp

- Promote good physical health through stimulating recreational activities and outings

- Promote social and emotional well-being through team-building and cooperative activities

- Participate in the supervision, training and evaluation of the counselors-in-training

- Prepare for and actively participate in staff meetings twice per week

- Participate in post-camp evaluations, inventory and clean-up

Candidate Profile

- Bilingualism: candidates must have good English and French written and verbal skills

- We encourage the application of candidates who have studied in areas related to education, therapeutic recreation, social services, and special care counseling

- Ability to work with children of diverse backgrounds both individually and in groups

- Experience working with children with special needs and learning difficulties

- Strong group management skills

- Experience animating activities for children

- Ability to work both independently and as a team, to take initiative and responsibility, to demonstrate creativity and flexibility

- Must be a full-time student and returning to full-time studies in the Fall

As an organization that works with diverse communities, Saint Columba House recognizes that living under marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives. People of color, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that Saint Columba House is not wheelchair accessible.

Application Deadline

CVs and cover letters should be e-mailed to the address listed below by May 12th, 2017

Contact Information:

Catherine McPherson

Youth and Family Programs Manager, Day Camp Director

2365 Grand Trunk

Montreal, QC H3K 1M8

Tel: (514) 932-6202 x233


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