Parent Child Centre Volunteers
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
16d ago

Description & Details Short Description : To provide stimulating, quality care for the infants and toddlers of teenage parents in Jessie's Parent Child Centre.

Tasks and Responsibilities : 1. Care for infants and toddlers in the Parent Child Centre. This may include the following :

  • Feeding, changing diapers, and settling infant / toddler for sleep
  • Modeling age appropriate interactions with infants / toddlers; supporting PCC staff by participating in programming
  • Assisting the infant / toddler in their separation from parent
  • Ensuring the infant / toddler feels secure in an environment outside her / his home 2. Develop informal friendships with prenatal parents and young mothers as they spend time in the PCC.
  • This could involve causal conversation or sharing of information about child care and child development, all of which would be done in a non-

    judgmental manner 3. Assist in the maintenance of the nursery space. This may include :

  • Tidying play area, change centre, swap shop and kitchen
  • Changing beds and linens
  • Disinfecting toys and furniture 4. Participating in outings and field trips when possible Additional Information On-going training and support is provided with an initial orientation to Jessie's Centre, and a two hour orientation and training session within the Parent Child Centre.
  • Required language English Minimum age Minimum hours per week 4 hours 11 am to 2 pm or 2 pm to 5 pm Mondays - Thursdays and 4 pm to 7 pm on Monday and Tuesday evenings Task requirements Participation Requirements :

  • Some professional and / or personal experience working with infants / toddlers and / or young children is a MUST
  • Understanding issues and barriers relating to teen pregnancy and parenting; non-judgmental, pro-choice approach to birth control, parenting, abortion, adoption
  • Positive and friendly demeanor
  • Available to commit 4 hours of service per week for 1 year
  • Physically able to lift up to 35 lbs
  • Ability to pass a vulnerable persons police check Jessie's Centre operates from a feminist perspective. We strive to demonstrate our commitment to feminism, anti-
  • oppression and positive social change. Jessie's is committed to the principles of employment equity. We strongly encourage applicants from women of diverse race and culture groups, aboriginal women, women with disabilities, and LGBTQ women.

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