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Position: Project Worker, Bike to School Project
Organization: Culturelink Settlement and Community Services
Location: east downtown Toronto, Ontario

The Bike to School Project promotes cycling for transportation and recreation among young people and their families. Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Sustainable Communities, the Project Worker will work within a public secondary school in east downtown Toronto. The school has partnered with CultureLink to host a one-year pilot program with a focus on serving students with Mild Intellectual Disability, Autism and Learning Disability. The Project Worker will coordinate with administration, teachers and parents at the school to deliver cycling education programs to students, creating meaningful opportunities for them to learn and practice bicycle riding, bicycle maintenance and road safety skills. Learning from this pilot will inform the ongoing work promoting cycling and active transportation among CultureLink and our partners including Cycle Toronto.

CultureLink is a settlement and community organization with 30 years’ experience in developing and delivering services to meet the needs of diverse communities. CultureLink works within an anti-oppression framework and is committed to equity.

Duties

  • Assess students' relevant skills, strengths and needs
  • Plan and carry out cycling education and bicycle maintenance programs
  • Monitor activities to ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Assist with co-ordination of special events
  • Train teachers to support program delivery
  • Maintain and repair equipment
  • Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research
  • Supervise placement students and volunteers
  • Support program team members and contribute to agency-wide initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

  • Completion of a postsecondary program in a relevant discipline (e.g. community services, education, physical education, disability studies)
  • Minimum three years’ of work experience in a recreation or social services agency setting
  • Understanding of issues which marginalized community members face
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with hands-on instruction
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • CAN-BIKE Level 4 (course will be provided if needed)
  • First Aid training (course will be provided if needed)
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Record check)

Assets

  • Familiarity with Logic Model and program design
  • Experience leading physical activities with youth with disabilities
  • Bicycle maintenance skills
  • CAN-BIKE Instructor certification

This position is remunerated at $25.97 per hour. The deadline for external applicants is Monday August 19, 2019 at 10 am. Please note that interviews may be scheduled on a rolling basis beginning Tuesday August 13, 2019.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume by email to the Office Manager at jobs@culturelink.ca, quoting reference number CLU-2019-22. For more information visit http://www.culturelink.ca.

This is a Bargaining Unit Position.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Aug 8 2019    Numéro : 54423