Child Activity Worker(s)

  • Temporary
  • Rotholme Family & Women's Shelter IconRotholme Family Shelter | London, ON

Rotholme Family Shelter has openings for two Child Activity Workers through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Rotholme provides a day camp experience for children in shelter. The shift schedule will vary – day/afternoon shifts, weekdays and weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment – both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of quality child-centred programming for children.
  • On a daily basis, ensure children are aware of guidelines and scheduled routines.
  • Prepare weekly/daily themed activities that fit the children’s abilities and interests.
  • When possible, integrate and organize off-site field trips for children.
  • When possible, attend off-site field trips with children; this may involve taking public transportation, school bus and/or walking.
  • Accept responsibility for the supplies, equipment and materials used for activities.
  • Report concerns to Resident Care Worker, Caseworker and/or Program Supervisor.
  • Follow proper procedures for sign-in/out of children for morning and afternoon programming.
  • Immediately report all accidents to the Program Supervisor, and completely fill out proper accident/incident forms.
  • Complete daily maintenance of activity areas, warranting safety and cleanliness.
  • Ensure that Mission Services of London’s Vision, Mission and Values are evident in activities.
  • Establish positive role modelling relationships with children: Develop awareness of each child’s levels of understanding – Consider the needs of all children – Treat each child with respect and dignity.
  • Work with Resident Care Workers, Caseworkers and parents to promote positive parent/staff relations.
  • Journal on a daily basis about activities, behaviours, successes, challenges, etc.
  • Document monthly, weekly and daily statistics of children participating in programming.
  • Prepare an end-of-summer written report.
  • From time to time Program Supervisor will assign additional duties.


  • Graduate of an Early Childhood Education or Child and Youth Care Diploma program from a recognized college or equivalent
  • Camp Counsellor or Recreational Leadership Experience: 1 year (required)
  • Excellent interpersonal, proactive crisis intervention and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with children in a crisis environment
  • Strong organizational and creativity skills

Position Details

  • Contract : July 5 to September 3, 2021

Interested applicants need to submit their resume and covering letter ASAP to:

Stacey Wilson
Rotholme Family Shelter

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