We are hiring!

STEAM Summer Camp Facilitators

You are passionate about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. You are excited about sharing this passion with children in a summer camp experience. Come join our team at Kinbridge! This opportunity is possible through a partnership with Conestoga College and the Cambridge Neighbourhood Organizations. Kinbridge is currently seeking 4 qualified Instructors (2 STEAM lead and 2 STEAM assistants) to lead and implement STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education across our summer camp programs for school aged children. This position is for June 20th to September 2nd , 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator, the successful candidate is responsible for leading and implementing a STEAM summer camp program:

  • Implementing activities in each area of STEAM that can be implemented with children, indoors and/or outdoors and/or virtual
  • Utilizing provocation kits that include resources, materials and equipment to support STEAM programming
  • Referring to and utilizing a guidebook of ideas and questions for interacting with children to highlight learnings
  • Recognizing and supporting children’s developmental milestones for all age groups
  • Attending a virtual community of practice that supports camp staff and provides a platform to highlight stories of children’s experiences and successes Work closely with summer camp staff

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A diploma or degree in the sciences, or recreation, or an education degree or a diploma or degree in Early Childhood Education or related experience.
  • Experience working in a science related industry, or engaging children in science through an early learning environment
  • Experience leading and implementing programs for children that recognize their capabilities, diverse learning needs and natural curiosity
  • Experience in supporting STEAM education in children’s learning is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team in a virtual environment
  • Experience working within diverse communities including ethno-cultural, economic, and marginalized neighbourhoods are an asset
  • Standard First Aid & CPR
  • Valid Driver’s License or access to dependable transportation

In addition to your resume, cover letter detailing how your skills, experience and education will contribute to your success in this position.

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.

Deadline for Resume Submission is by 5:00pm on May 25, 2022.

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal
Contract length: 2 months

Salary: $15.00-$16.50 per hour

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Experience:

  • teaching: 1 year (preferred)
  • Stem instructional: 1 year (preferred)

Apply Here! 

Summer Camp Staff

For more than 20 years, Kinbridge Community Association (Kinbridge) has been serving the needs of local residents and their families by providing programs and services aimed at strengthening our community of over 34,000 residents living in south Cambridge, Christopher Champlain and Southwood neighbourhoods. As a grass roots organization, Kinbridge focuses on actively engaging and empowering community through positive relationship building and the facilitation of programs and services that embrace equity, inclusion and diversity for all ages.

A Kinbridge Camp Leader is responsible for assisting and leading a variety of activities, games, and crafts for children 4-12 years old in one of our day camps. The Summer Day Camp program is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to explore fun activities, experience new adventures, and develop positive relationships. Kinbridge is an accredited HighFive organization, and our Summer Camp Programs follow the HighFive quality standards for children’s programs. Camp Leaders will assist in ensuring HighFive principles are incorporated in summer camp programming.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to program participants, Leaders-In-Training (LITs) and volunteers on and off-site
  • Assisting Camp Coordinators and Activity Aides in developing and implementing existing and new plans for weekly themed programs
  • Ensure that program sites, equipment, and materials are safe, clean, and sanitized
  • Attend and actively participate in all training/orientations, staff meetings, and special events
  • Ensure safety of program staff, participants, volunteers, and LITs
  • Apply problem solving and behaviour management techniques
  • Must express a caring attitude when working with children
  • Work on a day-to-day basis from a team-work perspective, attending staff meetings, and trainings
  • Provide quality and friendly customer service to all
  • Maintain respectful communication and relationships with all staff, participants and their parents

· Responsible for complying with all COVID-19 measures

Qualifications

  • Experience assisting in leading and implementing programs for children that recognize their capabilities, diverse learning needs and natural curiosity
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experience working or volunteering within diverse communities including ethno-cultural, economic, and marginalized neighbourhoods are an asset
  • Interest in and experience working or volunteering with children
  • Ability to take initiative in a group setting
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team and independently
  • Completion of Police Record Check (if over 18 years of age)
  • Standard First Aid & CPR
  • HighFive Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License or access to dependable transportation

In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter detailing how your skills, experience and education will contribute to your success in this position.

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.

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Contract length: 2 months

Expected start date: 2022-06-24

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: From $15.00 per hour

Education:

· Minimum Grade 11

Experience:

  • Camp experience (volunteer or work)

Work remotely:

  • No

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal
Contract length: 2 months

Salary: $15.00-$16.50 per hour

Apply Here

We are currently seeking Summer Camp and Parks programs Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) to help us this summer!

Do people tell you you’re a great leader?

Do you get along well with kids?

Are you athletic or crafty?

WE NEED YOU!

If you are interested in volunteering as a Leader in Training (LIT) this summer, please apply here. Application deadline is April 29, 2022.

*All camp LIT volunteers must complete [lead] training prior to beginning.

Volunteers who have not previously received training will be [lead] trained in May.

Volunteering at Kinbridge

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.

To express your interest in volunteering with Kinbridge, please submit a cover letter indicating your area of interest and how your skills apply, along with your resume. Please email to: info@kinbridge.ca and include “volunteer” in the subject line.