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    Volunteer with Centennial Infant and Child Centre 2019-2020

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    Description

    We are looking for passionate volunteers who are looking to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs ages 18 months-4 years old. Under the direction and guidance from our Early Childhood Educators and support staff, Volunteer mentors work 1:1 with their assigned student to ensure successful implementation of individualized program needs. 1:1 support can take on many different forms, from physical support, to assisting with transitions and working 1:1 on promoting communication, socialization as well as fine and gross motor development. The number one role of our Volunteers is to ensure a safe and FUN day for the children in our program. Essential to our program, is a whole-person approach, which sees each of our students beyond their diagnoses for the unique, creative, amazing individuals that they are. Our highly qualified staff rely on the contribution of the CICC volunteers as they are a vital part of our organization and make the work that we do possible!

    Training:
    Each Volunteer takes part in mandatory orientation and training. Once on board, Volunteers gain access to each student's individualized program plan to gain clarity and understanding of each child's individual goals. Ongoing supervision and support is provided.

    Benefits to Volunteers:
    - Develop early childhood development skills working with children with a wide range of special needs.
    - An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in our program.
    - Volunteers receive ongoing training and supervision from highly qualified ECE staff and therapy team.
    - Reference Letter provided by CICC after 70+ hours of Volunteering.


    We encourage applicants from the GTA and surrounding area. Centennial Infant and Child Centre is conveniently located at 1580 Yonge Street, a 5 minute walk North from St. Clair Station.

    Centennial Infant and Child Centre values diversity and inclusion and commits itself to an accommodation process that respects the Human Rights Code principle of dignity, privacy, inclusion and individualization.

    Volunteer Requirements

    uploadYou'll need to pass checklist

    1. Provide contact information (email and phone number) for 2 references
    2. Provide up to date immunization records (form provided by CICC)
    3. Applicants 18+ are required to complete or provide a current Vulnerable Sector Screening (application provided by CICC)
    4. Sign an Offence Declaration Form (form provided by CICC)
    5. Must have the ability to lift and carry children (up to 50 lbs) and have the ability to get down to child's level for interactive play
    6. Must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff, fellow volunteers and children
    7. Must be able to commit to one morning (9:00-11:45 am) or one afternoon (1:00-3:45 pm) September through June. note: While a long term (9 month) commitment is preferred, shorter term commitments will be considered.
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    1580 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    Emily Poirier
    416-935-0200 x221

    Skills & Perks

    Skills Desired

    • Care Giving
    • Social Work
    • Teaching, Training, Mentoring
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