Casework Assistant (Summer Student)

 

Start Date: Flexible
End Date: Position must end by September 1, 2018
Duration: This is an 8 week position at 30 hours per week
Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hour

About Us

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph (BBBSG) it is our collective mission to promote the healthy development of the children and youth of our communities through a variety of quality mentoring programs.  We seek to put children and youth on a path to lifelong success and change the trajectories of their lives in positive ways.  We are committed to the recruitment of volunteers dedicated to upholding the values and principles of the agency and to those we serve.

Position Description
The Casework Assistant position is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience in the not-for-profit and social service field. The Casework Assistant will work under the Casework Manager and with all of the BBBSG Mentoring Coordinators. The main focus this summer will be on supporting caseworkers in their roles, often by writing case notes and reports. In addition, the successful candidate will help plan and run events for groups, matches, and families. Finally, this position will have a strong research component, where the Casework Assistant will assist with program planning using evidence-based practices.

Responsibilities
• Write case notes, interview summaries, and other reports
• Complete casework administrative tasks, such as opening and closing files, file audits
• Office tasks such as photocopying and data entry
• Help plan the new Spring Picnic event and other events for clients
• Research best-practices and age-appropriate programming to help with future program planning
• Assist with purchasing supplies and re-stocking program bins
• Assist in onboarding new families and children into the Community-based program
• Assist with Volunteer intake and screening
• Aid in the recruitment of volunteers

Qualifications
• Must be considerate of diversity and confident in working with vulnerable populations. A clear vulnerable sector check is required.
• Must have good verbal and written communication skills
• Must be able to work efficiently, independently, and as part of a team
• Must be flexible and able to work with ambiguity (every day might be different and students might not know what they will be doing until arriving that day).
• Experience with children/youth/families is an asset
• Experience in an office environment is an asset

This position is funded by the Ministry of Employment and Social Development through Canada Summer Jobs. As such, the applicant: must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year; is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and; is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

APPLICATION PROCESS

For more information about our agency, please visit our website at www.bbbsg.ca. Please apply with resume and cover letter to Laura Bernhardt at laura.bernhardt@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or in person at 285 Woolwich Street, Guelph. Applications will be accepted until 4pm on May 11, 2018.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment. We will endeavour to accommodate the needs of qualified applicants in all parts of the hiring process.

We thank everyone for their resume; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.