ORGANIZATION & CULTURE:
DAREarts provides leadership development through arts-based education to children and youth in underserved communities across Canada. For over 23 years, DAREarts has helped young people facing barriers associated with poverty, bullying, violence, and social isolation, to build confidence, discover their inner leader and ignite change in their lives and in their communities!
Working from a variety of arts venues and program spaces throughout the city, you will join a high-energy, dedicated team determined to make a difference in the lives of young people. DAREarts is in an exciting time of growth. The ideal candidate is innovative and change oriented.
Reporting to the Lead Teacher, the Child & Youth Engagement Facilitator is an integral member of the teaching team in the day-to-day delivery of DAREarts programs.
You are an enthusiastic team player who will support program delivery and bring the very best out of every child. You are organized, attentive to detail, flexible, and have a strong understanding of behaviour management techniques, but you also love to get silly and have fun. You are a self-starter who can prioritize tasks and work independently as well as part of a team. You understand and appreciate the need for both high quality program delivery and the administrative functions (reporting, attendance logs, safety protocol) that support program delivery.
- Accompany students on bus routes and travel partner on TTC to get to/from program
- Prepare supplies, set up, and tear down program days
- Keep teaching materials and schedules organized and readily available
- Participate in the lesson and activity, engage students one on one and as part of the group
- Proactively curb any negative behaviour, by modeling and using positive behaviour modification techniques
- Facilitating conflict resolution amongst students as needed
- Engage with and build positive relationships with students
- Support teaching, motivating and discipline throughout the program
- Assist in planning and delivery of the Student Showcase at end of each program
- Other duties as assigned
- Gather student narratives for quality improvement and marketing purposes
- Collect data and write reports on program and student success
- Contribute to funding applications when asked
- Participate in the preparation of student evaluations
- Prepare daily classroom and student reports
- Generate program photos and post to social media
- Supports the preparation of post-program reviews, statistics and summaries
- Take attendance & report absences to schools and the program team immediately
- Organizes and tracks snacks and supplies to support daily program
- Maintain organized and tidy program supplies storage
- Minimum secondary school diploma or equivalent; Post-secondary relevant education desirable
- Operate from an anti-discrimination, anti-racist and inclusive framework
- Ability to relate to & empathize with children who are challenged by difficult life circumstances
- Experience working with children and knowledge of child development
- Experience with conflict resolution and positive behaviour modification: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training preferred
- Able to prioritize and multi-task effectively
- Able to work independently while still being a team player
- Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
- Attention to detail and accuracy, and very organized
- Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Internet, and Social Media
- First Aid training required (currently certified OR if not currently certified, selected candidate will be provided with paid time off to complete, but will be responsible for paying for course)
- Background in the arts or arts education an asset
- Must be able to work flexible hours based on program needs. Current schedule is a Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-4:30pm. Schedule subject to change based on program offerings.
The current annual salary range for this full-time position is $45,000-55,000. This position will be hired on a 5-month contract with the potential to transition into a permanent position.
START DATE: As soon as possible
DAREarts is an equal opportunity employer