Positions Available

Oct 17 2011

The Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo is seeking project workers to assist with achieving the objectives of ConnectKW, a network of public internet access sites across K-W. Project Workers will provide technology training through regular visits to community sites across the city, and through small group workshops which they will develop and facilitate.

ConnectKW Project Worker Contracts

  • 420 hours each
  • October 2011 – March 2012

These four positions are made available through Government of Canada Community Access Program funding to provide career related experience to eligible candidates 15-30 years of age currently taking post secondary courses, having completed at least one post secondary course, or intending to pursue full time post secondary education in 2011/12. Some positions may be suitable 2012 winter term co-op placements.

Seeking candidates who are interested in gaining career experience in the following areas:

  • Community development
  • Community resource support and management
  • Child, youth and adult training on new technologies and applications
  • Web content management
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Social research and planning

All positions will include:

  • Developing, promoting, facilitating, and evaluating technology training workshops for small groups of adults and/or children
  • Delivering training and direct client support at community locations across K-W
  • Participating in special project activity as determine by project needs and individual learning objectives
  • Administrative tasks as required including written reports

Qualifications:

  • 15-30 years of age
  • Currently taking post secondary courses, have completed at least one post secondary course, or intending to pursue full time post secondary education in 2011/12
  • Education, experience or career objectives in a related field
  • Excellent people skills and problem solving ability
  • Ability to respond to multi-tasks and people in a fast paced environment
  • Proficiency with word processing, database searching, and the Internet
  • Capacity to meet firm deadlines
  • Experience in technology training or workshop facilitation an asset

Hours: Each contract is for a total of 420 hours to be completed by the end of March 2012. Weekly schedule will be determined based on start date and work plan requirements.

This is a career development position. To be considered for this position, forward: Resume and Cover Letter with a clear statement of learning objectives, career goals and qualifications by 5pm Friday, October 21st, 2011.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

ConnectKW Project Worker Contract
Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo
Suite 300-151 Frederick St.
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519-579-1096
Fax: 519 578 9185
Email: admin@waterlooregion.org