We are currently accepting resumes for the position: YouthForce Coordinator

You are passionate about creating dynamic experiences with youth. You are committed to engaging youth for opportunities in employment and Civic Engagement. Come join our team at Kinbridge!
Kinbridge Community Association (Kinbridge) in partnership with the Region of Waterloo and other community organizations, works to provide youth ages 15-29 years who live in and around affordable housing communities’, year-round personal and professional development and employment opportunities through a social enterprise program called YouthForce.
Kinbridge is hiring an experienced and outstanding individual to work as part of the YouthForce team to coordinate the growth of this program across the Region. This role is responsible for community outreach, support and promotion of youth participation in the community, dynamic program delivery along with building positive relationships with youth, housing providers, other potential clients and partners.

Qualifications:
• Education: Recreation and Leisure Degree; Community Development or equivalent,
• Experience: 2 years’ experience in recreation and community services programming and implementation, Experience in community development, Experience in supervision of staff, Experience working within diverse communities including ethno-cultural, economic and marginalized neighbourhoods. Knowledge of Affordable Housing and Legislation in Canada (An Asset), Knowledge of budgets, contracts and research methods (An Asset)
• Certifications: Standard First Aid & CPR, [UMAB (Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviours), ASIST Training, – are assets]

Requirements:
• Police Records Check, including a screening with the vulnerable sector.
• Excellent Computer Skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Web Based Apps)
• Valid Driver’s License and access to dependable vehicle/transportation

It is a bonus if you have these Competencies:
To be successful in this position, candidates must uphold, support, and implement Kinbridge’s Mission, Vision and Core Values in addition to the following competencies:
*Detail Oriented *Balanced Decision Making *Flexibility *Budgeting *Communication Skills *Strong Multitasking *Positivity *Problem Solving *Passion in neighbourhood based programming *Strong Relationship Building Skills *Initiative *Resilience

Experience:
• Demonstrated ability to assess current priorities, workload, and resources, and establish an action plan ensuring immediate needs are met while longer-term goals, plans and actions are developed
• Proven ability to work in a collaborative, team environment, as well as, independently
• Proven organizational skills to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated leadership and team building skills, including the ability to motivate and manage youth
• Demonstrated abilities to work with diverse communities, views and marginalized neighbourhoods
• At least two (2) years in program planning, development and implementation as well as experience in program monitoring, evaluation and oversight;

This role offers a competitive wage $23.00/hour, based on a 35-hour week and benefit package. Hours will range from weekday hours with flexibility to work occasional weeknight and weekend hours to meet the needs of the program. This is a two year contract.

In addition to your resume, email a cover letter detailing how your skills, experience and education will contribute to your success in this position. Resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered.
Kinbridge is committed to hiring people representative of the diverse populations we serve and strongly encourage applicants from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds to apply and self-identify in their cover letter.

Please email to:
Zeri Zigeta, Manager Community and Social Development and Community Services
E-mail: zeriz@kinbridge.ca
Deadline for Resume Submission is by 5:00pm on April 23rd, 2021
We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

We are currently accepting resumes for the position: Recreation Coordinator (Children 0-12 and families)

You are passionate about creating dynamic experiences with children. You believe in the principles of healthy child development. You are invested in a child’s and families physical and mental wellbeing. Come join our team at Kinbridge!
Kinbridge Community Association (Kinbridge) is a grassroots organization providing recreation, education and social service programs in South Cambridge.
Kinbridge is hiring an experienced and outstanding Recreation Coordinator to create positive experiences with children and families in our neighbourhoods. This role is responsible for community outreach and events, building healthy relationships with children and families, and dynamic program delivery.

Qualifications:
• Education: Recreation and Leisure Degree or equivalent
• Experience: 2 years’ experience in developing and implementing Seasonal Recreation, Summer Camp, Afterschool Programs and family activities, 1 year experience in supervision of staff, budgeting, and evaluation. Experience in community development, events, outreach and working within diverse communities including ethno-cultural, economic and marginalized neighbourhoods.
• Certifications: Standard First Aid and CPR, High Five – Principle of Healthy Childhood Development [UMAB (Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviours), ASIST Training, – are assets]

Requirements:
• Police Records Check, including a screening with the vulnerable sector.
• Valid “G” Class Driver’s License; access to dependable transportation/ vehicle
• Excellent Computer Skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher)

It is a bonus if you have these Competencies:
To be successful in this position, candidates must uphold, support, and implement Kinbridge’s Mission, Vision and Core Values in addition to the following competencies:
*Strong Leadership *Detail Oriented *Balanced Decision Making *Flexibility *Budgeting *Communication Skills *Strong Multitasking *Positivity *Problem Solving *Passion in neighbourhood based programming *Strong Relationship Building Skills *Initiative *Resilience

Experience:
• Demonstrated ability to development and implement children and family recreation
• Demonstrated ability to assess current priorities, workload, and resources, and establish an action plan ensuring immediate needs are met while longer-term goals, plans and actions are developed
• Proven ability to work in a collaborative, team environment, as well as, independently
• Proven organizational skills to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated leadership and team building skills, including the ability to motivate and manage recreation staff and volunteers
• Demonstrated abilities to work with diverse communities, views and marginalized neighbourhoods
• At least two (2) years in program planning, development and implementation as well as experience in program monitoring, evaluation and oversight;
• Experience in High Five Accreditation is an asset.

This role offers a competitive wage $20.00/hour, based on a 35-hour week and benefit package. Hours will range from weekday hours with flexibility to work occasional weeknight and weekend hours to meet the needs of the program.
In addition to your resume, email a cover letter detailing how your skills, experience and education will contribute to your success in this position. Resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered.
Kinbridge is committed to hiring people representative of the diverse populations we serve and strongly encourage applicants from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds to apply and self-identify in their cover letter.

Please email to:
Taylor Bulstrode, Manager Community and Social Development and Community Services E-mail: taylorb@kinbridge.ca
Deadline for Resume Submission is by 5:00pm on April 23rd, 2021
We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Volunteering at Kinbridge

To register for any of our programs you can download our registration form here, or pick up a copy of the registration form at any of our three sites.  Once completed, you can bring the form along with payment to:

200 Christopher Drive – The Loft

1 – 241 Southwood Drive – Southwood Resource Centre

Please note we can only accept cash or cheque payments.

Apply to be a Volunteer!

Time commitment: Monday 9am-12pm, Monday 1pm-5pm or Wednesday 9am-12pm

Purpose of this position: Provide a welcoming first impression to all who enter the Christopher Champlain Resource Centre on behalf of the organization.  Reception volunteers are required to staff a one line telephone system, screen calls and take messages for the centre.  Applicant should have some computer skills and be accustomed to dealing with the general public in person and over the telephone.

After School Adventure Assistant

Time commitment: A minimum commitment of one afternoon per week for a seasonal session at the following locations:  St. Vincent de Paul  and John Dolson

Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Purpose of this position: This experience offers the volunteer the opportunity tohelp, encourage and support young children in a caring environment which provides a structured after-school program for children grades 1 – 6.  The program activities include homework assistance, swimming or cooking, crafts, and active games.

Community Garden Assistant

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week

Purpose of Position: To assist with the maintenance of the Christopher Champlain-Cultivating Community Garden and edible fruit and nut trees on Percy Hill (where McDonald meets Champlain behind 125 Champlain Blvd)

Board Member

Time Commitment: Meetings are held on a monthly basis; they are in the evening and last approximately, two hours.  Members are elected for a three year term.

Purpose of Position: Board members provide guidance and direction to the programs and services of the Kinbridge Community Association (KCA). The Board of Directors are accountable to KCA, and to the federal, provincial, and municipal funding bodies (and any other group that provides financial assistance to KCA).

Indoor Maintenance Worker

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week

Purpose of Position: To provide a safe and clean environment at Kinbridge Community Association sites.