Project Name: Social Inclusion Support Worker
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, excluding holidays and weekend
Start Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
End Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Closing Date for Applying: Friday, May 12, 2017
Description of Project:
As part of the government’s commitment to provide Ontario Youth with meaningful summer work experiences that develop transferable skills, the Avon Maitland District School Board is pleased to offer the position of Social Inclusion Support Worker. The successful candidate will work closely with secondary students during the month of June to identify current social networks of students with developmental disabilities within the school community. They will build a relationship with students whom they support and come to understand their unique abilities. The Social Inclusion Support Worker will then extend and support the facilitation of social networks throughout the summer months for these target students.
Skills to be developed:
- Communication skills
- An understanding of Social Inclusion within School and Home communities
- An understanding of people with developmental disabilities
- Time Management
- Modelling of appropriate social skills for adolescents in person and online
- Advocacy skills for people with disabilities
Staff from Stratford Northwestern Secondary School and Stratford Central Secondary School will identify students who would benefit from support with social inclusion over the summer months. The support worker, in conjunction with the school administration, will then approach families for approval of this support to be provided. The support worker will then work within the secondary school during the month of June to come to know the students and what social networks currently exist. The support worker will explore ways to sustain and extend the social networks through the summer months for students involved in the program. The support worker will then provide hours of support to each student to assist them in strengthening their social skills throughout the summer months. At the conclusion of the work experience the summer student will create a report to be provided to both the Avon Maitland District School Board and Community Living – Stratford to provide feedback on the success of the position and make recommendations for further work in the area of social inclusion.
A secondary school diploma is required and one year of post-secondary education is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and a current criminal records check. Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter along with a resume to the Education Centre in Seaforth. We thank those who submit a resume and advise that only those who are chosen for an interview will receive a reply.
Summer Experience Program 2017
Avon Maitland District School Board
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations in the hiring process to support applicants with disabilities.