Summer Employment @ the CM Libraries – Applications for all positions are due by Friday, May 6th @ 5pm

Summer Employment Opportunities – Why be boring when you can work in a library!

The CM Libraries are hoping for 5 summer positions with funding through 3 different agencies. Each agency has its own rules regarding eligibility for employment. Please check the qualifications for each position.

This position works one-to-one with children who are struggling with literacy in school. After two years of disruptions, reading recovery is going to be more important than ever. Melanie Crouch, a teacher and patron will act as a mentor and will be directing the tutor in her “raising a reader” philosophy that helps with kinesthetic learners. The tutor discusses with teachers and parents to determine what they see as needs with the individual students. The tutor, based on that information, meets with the student and performs an initial assessment. An individualized plan is created for each student enrolled in the program. The summer tutor has to assess each student, create a work plan for achievement through a series of weekly lessons, followed by a summative assessment delivered to the parents. Due to COVID-19 the tutoring program will be modified to fit restrictions – such as physical distancing. In order to do so, the program may be delivered online or outside. Staff may be cohorted in order to keep everyone safe. The tutor will be shown how to use the library circulation system in order to check-in/check-out books, how to shelve material and other basic library skills. During orientation, to ensure this is a meaningful work experience, the candidate will be asked to help design the final work plan to include beneficial resume-building skills. As the summer ends, an exit interview will be conducted to see if the skills have been achieved and to determine how the program could be made more successful for future years.

330 hours, Starting around 3rd June, 2022 $15.50

What youth participants are eligible?

To be eligible, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

With the two years of disruption, this position will be focusing on literacy initiatives for preschool and beyond. As much of the program will probably held outdoors again this year, we would like to continue with nature-based activities and exploring Indigenous Culture. Last year’s program had an Indigenous focus, through the luck of hiring a student with a strong Indigenous background. We are hoping to continue that focus again this year. This will be done through a combination of movement, drama, arts, STEM activities and crafts along with supporting the TD Summer Reading Program. This position augments our on-going activities by providing more opportunities for children throughout the summer. The candidate, with direct assistance from our mentor, Melanie Crouch, a teacher and patron, will create a diverse schedule of activities for the summer with a directed focus this year on the CM Libraries “raising a reader” initiative. With COVID-19, we will try and keep the position flexible: providing programming in a mix of online and virtual. The plan is to provide outdoor activities to help children have time away from screens. Staff may be cohorted in order to keep everyone safe. The candidate will be shown how to use the library circulation system in order to check-in/check-out books, how to shelve material and other basic library skills. During orientation, to ensure this is a meaningful work experience, the candidate will be asked to help design the final work plan to include beneficial resume-building skills. As the summer ends, an exit interview will be conducted to see if the skills have been achieved and to determine how the program could be made more successful for future years.

300 hours – starting around June 17th; $15.50

What youth participants are eligible?

To be eligible, youth must:

• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period

• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment Footnote2; and

• have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Want an interesting summer with a little bit of everything? The CM Libraries is looking for an innovative thinker to join our team for the summer. The SEP employee will do a little of this, and a little of that. You will be doing some small group tutoring with little ones needing some help with reading and literacy. You will learn how to check in and out books. Lastly, you will help us research, create and implement some new family/adult oriented activities that will start in the summer and continue on through the fall.

232 Hours (6 weeks at 32 hours per week) ; start date around: June 17th wage – $15.00

(Eligible Students

Students hired by recipient organizations must meet the eligibility criteria of the program:

• All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years of age for persons with a disability, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time.

• Students must be employed full time for a minimum employment contract length of 232 hours or 32 days at 7.25 hours per day.

• Proof of student enrolment must be provided to the employer.

• Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.

• Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

• Students should be living in Ontario at the time they start work.

The intention of the program is to provide career-related experience to eligible students that are also eligible to work in Ontario.)

We are providing a unique job opportunity – we are looking for someone to help us assess our book collection for bias and racialized content. We don’t want to remove books (but we will if a good case can be made) but we want to add labels and information on older titles which may be culturally insensitive.

Preference will be given to someone who can provide an authentic voice.

This position will be best suited to someone in Indigenous Studies or in education.

Requires creating an account with Young Canada Works

Who can apply?

A student may be eligible for employment if they:

• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

• are legally entitled to work in Canada;

• are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;

• have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and

• intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

Note: Priority will be given to students who have not previously participated in the YCWHO employment program.

Interested in local history or genealogy? We are looking for a student to create online searchable finding aids and indexes for historical collections along with some website design, as well as scanning historical library documents and making them also searchable.

Requires creating an account with Young Canada Works

Who can apply

A student may be eligible for employment if they:

• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

• are legally entitled to work in Canada;

• are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;

• have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and

• intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

Note: Priority will be given to students who have not previously participated in the YCWHO employment program.

 

General Qualifications:

  • Due to grant that has been applied for, candidates may need to be between the ages of 15-30 and legally entitled to work in Canada. Please check each position for exact qualifications
  • Experience organizing/working with children in either a recreational or educational environment
  • Experience working in a library environment
  • Good organizational and people skills, neatness and attention to detail, and the ability to work independently would be an asset
  • Demonstrates creativity, initiative, a love of children and books
  • Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) dated no earlier than nine months prior to the date of employment

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Karla Buckborough by email (resumes.cmlibraries@gmail.com) or to the address Cavan Monaghan Libraries 1 Dufferin Street Millbrook, ON L0A 1G0. Please note position name in subject line of email. We welcome all applicants; however, only those who are considered best fit will be contacted for an interview.

Posted: April 18, 2022

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