Summer Children's Services Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Summer Children's Services Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Idea Exchange
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Cambridge, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-19 à 2017-08-18 (9 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 11,40 $

Summer Student Job Opportunity


Idea Exchange is dedicated to creating an environment of curiosity and discovery, meeting the lifelong learning, reading and creative needs of our community at 5 locations across the City of Cambridge. Discovery happens at every age and we invite you to join our team!


Job Title: Summer Children’s Program Assistant

These positions will engage children in literacy-based activities and promote a love of reading in children. They will encourage newcomer children to practice English and reading during the summer months. Students will also work toward the objective of assisting children in the community to maintain and enhance their reading levels over the summer months.

Education: Must be a full-time college, university, or secondary school student returning to an academic program in the fall.

Skills: A demonstrated interest and ability to work with children.

Organized, with the ability to pay attention to detail.

Creative and artistic abilities would be an asset.

Duties: 1. Implementation of a summer reading incentive program. This involves working one-on-one with children, listening to oral book reports, encouraging children to read, assisting with Reading Buddies, and organizing supplies.

2. Assisting library staff with program preparations, including craft and activity preparations.

3. Assisting library staff with website data entry.

City Profile: The City of Cambridge has an estimated population of 126,748 and is expected to grow to over 180,000 by 2031. It is estimated that there are 46,500 households, forecasted to reach 51, 196 by 2017. With a population of just over half a million, the Region of Waterloo is one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario and is projected to grow from 542,100 in 2010 to 729,000 people by 2031.

Cambridge is part of the Region of Waterloo and newcomers are arriving in the region in greater numbers, including over 1000 Syrian refugees and their families in 2016. Waterloo Region has the 12th largest visible minority population in Canada and 7th in Ontario.


Start Date: Monday June 19, 2017

End Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Duration: 9 weeks

Wage: $11.40/hr

Schedule: 2 positions (30 hours per week). All schedules include daytime and evening shifts.

Location: One position located at Queens Square Branch and one position located at Hespeler Branch

Apply to: Andrea Siemens, Coordinator, Youth Services

Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square

1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6

No applications by email please. By mail or in person only.

Questions can be directed to: asiemens@ideaexchange.org

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, April 28, 2017







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