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Position: 2377 - Homework Club Helper (Math/Eng/Fr/Science)
Organization: Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Position Address: Sheridan Centre, 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga, Ontario
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Co-op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
● Provide individual and small group support to Homework Club students
● Understand, evaluate, then respond to academic needs of student participants
● Use various techniques to help students comprehend and apply basic concepts of Math, English, French, Science (a suitable volunteer applicant needs to be proficient in one of these subjects, at least)
● Will be involved with a culturally diverse Homework Club 'membership'
● Will track the progress of participants (recording individual performance)
● Engage in related tasks as are requested for successful administration of the Club program
● Typical weekly commitment is 2-4 hours (see 'Time Commitment', below)

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY ('School year' is already well underway)

Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services is a dynamic and diverse organization that serves communities in more than 40 languages through our 6 locations across Metro Toronto and Peel Region, including a facility in the Sheridan Mall complex in Mississauga.

Our mandate is to provide initiatives, activities and services that respond to the varying needs of our clients, in order that they enjoy an equal opportunity to be productive members of the Canadian society.

The 'Homework Club Helper' volunteering role involves providing assistance to the Homework Club participants who require additional support in different subjects (English, Math, French, and the Sciences).

> Use/enhance your training/skills/experience in teaching (add to your resume, or explore a career path)
> Exposure to diversity in your community with its benefits and inclusiveness
> Develop/add to your communication skills in a cross-cultural environment
> Volunteer with like-minded contributors, adding to connections in your community
> Personal satisfaction that your important role will be significant in terms of helping children, their families, and in fulfilling the mission of Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
> Secondary school students will be eligible to earn community service towards their '40 hour mandatory volunteering' graduation requirement

Position Qualifications
● Excellent oral/written English (fluency in other languages welcome)
● Friendly, engaging, especially with children (sensitive, listening, patient)
● Prior teaching/tutoring experience is an asset (but not required)
● Familiarity with the Ontario curriculum for a particular grade level is an asset (conversant with concepts in the curriculum that are being taught)
● Familiar with teaching techniques and good study habits (or prepared to learn these independently and prepare for Homework Club sessions outside the teaching/tutoring hours)
● Facility in explaining relevant concepts so as to permit students to understand
● Punctual, responsible, prepared, reliable, a role model for youth
● Minimum 3 month commitment (a longer commitment would be helpful in order to promote continuity and consistency in the program)

*** Due to the nature of the role, a satisfactory 'vulnerable sector' Police Check will be required
Min Age: 16    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Start Date:2019-09-09
Monday Evening, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening
Monday - 5pm to 6:30pm
Thursday - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Total weekly commitment = 2 - 4 hours

Training for this volunteering role will be provided to successful applicants, including program parameters and expectations.

Area(s) of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Settlement & Integration, Literacy, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
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