Administrative Support (Practicum) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 February 2018
I did my professional internship as an administrative support in Boys & Girls. From the beginning, my boss was very cordial and cooperative. During my internship I had the freedom to work independently, thanks to the trust that my boss gave me from the beginning. Thanks to this work opportunity, I reaffirmed the importance of confidentiality, freedom, harmony and cooperativity. What I most enjoyed working here was how the hours go by harmoniously. You could feel a fun but productive work environment. The most difficult thing was when my last day of internship arrived because there were no vacancies available at that time to be able to apply.
Program Activity Leader (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 20 January 2018
A normal day of work consists of organizing your your menu and activity plan for the kids that day followed by attendance, a brief activity and whatever you have planned for that day. I learned a lot about teamwork and child care whilst doing this job and found the work and relationships I was forming very useful. You work with one other person but eventually meet the others on your team while doing training and attending work functions. The most difficult part of the job is gaining control of the kids but it comes in time. Overall the good outweighs the the bad and I'm certain anyone applying there will enjoy their duties and coworkers.
Club Leader (Former Employee) – Peel, ON – 16 January 2018
Boys and Girls Club of Peel was a positive and uplifting place to be. Its a non profit organization that looks out for the better of children in tough neighbourhoods. Here my co-workers and myself would plan arts and crafts and games to do with the children for four days of the week in the summer. It was an accepting place and a place for children to have fun and get out of the house for the summer. The most enjoyable part was seeing the children and knowing they had fun and enjoyed their day
Lindsay - Leader (Current Employee) – Leader, SK – 3 January 2018
All staff are kind and caring towards all children who are amazing individuals. Every child has something special about hem and it's amazing to connect with those kids and get to know them. Supervisors are ALWAYS supportive to staff and youth as well.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Leader, SK – 19 December 2017
was able to play and have the kids follow program well and interact well with eachother. The management were great and easy to get along with it was fun to get along with the kids and get to experience their growth
After School Program Counselor (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 18 December 2017
If you get along with your co-workers makes the job easier. Very strict environment for the kids, who are forced to do things they might not enjoy. Commercials make it seem like the kids have freedom to do certain things, as they please; they don't mainly because of under staffing and under funded.
Fun place to work and I really enjoyed making a difference in a young persons life.
Recreation Director (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 9 November 2017
It was a drop-in type of facility which posed many problems with regard to programming. The swimming pool was the most enjoyable part of my job. To staff and program for under privileged youth was very satisfying. I got to interact with many youth on a personal level and it did not seem like going to work. The staff training was excellent but the salary was not very good so it was difficult to leave the job that I enjoyed so much.
Child Care Assistant (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 5 November 2017
-meeting all different kinds of kids in your neighbourhood -getting to connection with the children -play gym games with kids -help the kitchen prepare foods and line kids up for food -crafts and math games
making food, gym games, getting to know kids
crying kids, tantrums, germs, sad stories from the children(family mistreatment )
Child and Youth Counselor (Former Employee) – Peel, ON – 5 October 2017
The staff as well as the youth get to connect as one and bring a great enlightenment on the community. Helping children and youth in their community to reach the goals and needs for them and their families was fulfilling and a reward in itself.