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Carleton Place Public Library - Summer Student Job Opportunity

Carleton Place Public Library seeks a student to work as a literacy tutor for children ages 3-5 in summer 2017.  This job is funded by a grant which requires the following: You must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Job posting opening date:  Monday, May 1, 2017

Job posting closing date:  Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 5pm

Title:  Literacy Tutor
Hours:  June 19, 2017 - August 25, 2017: 35 hours per week
Wage: $12/hour

Required qualifications:   
1.    Experience working with young children, preferably in a literacy-related role. 
2.    Computer skills including word processing and the ability to digitally create attractive program posters.
3.    Ability to create attractive and creative program displays.
4.    Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, and library staff.
5.    The successful candidate must provide a satisfactory criminal records check.

Desired qualifications:  Knowledge of literacy training and techniques.  Coursework in education.  Current First Aid/CPR certificate.

Primary Duties:
1.    Provide tutoring in basic literacy skills for students over the course of the summer
2.    Attend training sessions to develop tutoring skills
3.    Promote program by visiting schools and creating materials such as posters and flyers
4.    Develop program by creating course materials
5.    Evaluate program participants at beginning and end of each session
6.    Understand and explain guidelines of Summer Reading Club to participants
7.    Give parents guidance to help them develop their child’s literacy skills
8.    Other tasks as assigned

The above generally describes the duties involved with the position.  However, as the work is varied in nature, employees will be required to perform duties in addition to the above from time to time as directed.

The Town of Carleton Place believes that all accidents can be prevented.  To achieve this goal, managers must ensure that employees make safety an integral part of every task and job.  As an employee you must be familiar with the Town’s safety policy and understand your:
•    Right to Participate;
•    Right to Know;
•    Right to Refuse Unsafe Work; and
•    Right to Stop Dangerous Work; 

All employees must follow the Town’s Health and Safety Policy and comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Physical Demands – The Literacy Tutor may be scheduled some evenings and Saturdays and may have to work odd or long hours at a time to complete special requests or projects and/or coordinate evening and off-hour activities.  As these scenarios present themselves, the working schedule may be adjusted.  The responsibilities will include physical demands such as lifting and carrying books and supplies for activities, events and external visits, and supervising active children.  The Literacy Tutor will be expected to participate, instruct or train others in various Library programs.

Environmental Conditions – The Literacy Tutor will have to serve a number of people and projects at one time and will be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of the Public and of staff.  The environment may be busy, noisy and the Literacy Tutor may be required to respond to emergency/stressful situations.

Sensory Demands – The sensory demands will include the use of a computer, which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches.

Mental Demands – The Literacy Tutor may have to manage a number of request and tasks at one time and must be prepared to deal with deadlines and unplanned interruptions that are a result of external customers, etc.  Organization, time and stress management skills will be needed to complete required tasks.  

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Meriah Caswell, Manager of Library Services
Carleton Place Public Library
101 Beckwith Street
Carleton Place, ON, K7C2T3
or by email to mcaswell@carletonplace.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.