Positions Vacant in Old Ottawa East

After School Counsellors

CAG operates After School programs at both Brantwood Park field house and the Old Town Hall Community Centre. Counsellors are responsible for the safe arrival of children from school or bus and for creating, organizing and instructing recreational activities for the children in the program. Activities include: daily outdoor play, arts and crafts and special seasonal activities. The CAG Counsellor is expected to manage children’s safety and follow CAG policies in this regard at all times. Counsellors must act in a responsible and professional manner and display professionalism and good leadership.

Skills and Experience:
Candidates should have experience working/volunteering with young children in an after school, camp or similar environment. Our Counsellors typically are 18 years or older, however there are a few openings for Junior Counsellors with less experience in Grade 11 or 12 at High School.

All candidates must have, or be willing to obtain:
-A police check for work with the vulnerable sector,
-Standard First Aid, CPR C
-A certificate indicating training for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has been completed.
-Must demonstrate strong communication skills in English, French an asset.

Conditions of Employment:
Counsellors are required as follows:
-At Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent the program runs from 3:30 - 5:45 p.m.
-At Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street the program runs from 2:15 - 5:30 p.m.
-Shifts are a minimum of 1.5 hours during those times.
-Counsellors typically work two or three shifts per week around their school schedule, punctuality is essential.

Current positions open:
CAG hires throughout the year for these programs but the main hiring period is July/August for a September start date.
Currently most positions are filled but we are looking for one or two high school students who would be available to work some shifts starting at 3:00 p.m.

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining suitability for the position to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.
We thank all applicants for their interests in the position but we will only contact those selected for interview.

Youth Volunteers:

CAG invites applications from youth volunteers for seasonal events and weekly summer BBQs as well as our park, camp and after school programs. We welcome the opportunity to support our community youth in gaining “job” experience in this way – a great addition to a resume. Can be applied to high school community service hours. Suitable for mature youth in Grade 9 and up.
Youth should be advised that we generally suggest that youth gain some experience in other volunteer roles with CAG before volunteering in camps, after school or other CAG programs.
Closing date: Open
Applications to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.

Program Instructors

Instructors interested in presenting courses for CAG or who would like to be considered for a future vacancy should submit a resume or course proposal to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.
CAG also welcomes personal recommendations and program suggestions from community members.
CAG is currently seeking a Zumba instructor to start Spring 2018.

CAG Awarded Canada 150 Pin as a Youth Employer

CAG was proud to be presented with an Ottawa Centre Canada 150 Pin in the category of Youth Employer. Awards were presented by Catherine McKenna, MP for Ottawa Centre.

Honoured to accept the award on behalf of the Community Activities Group of Ottawa East (CAG) were Carol Workun, CAG Executive Director (above, front row centre) and Lorena Pagani, Old Town Hall After School Supervisor (above, front row far left) .