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Summer Employment Opportunity for Students

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 4:30pm

Posted: Wednesday 10th May 2017 15:54

Position Details

Job Title
Summer Student: Program Assistant for PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

Hourly Wage

Anticipated Start Date and Duration
June 19, 2017, for 10 weeks in total

Deadline for Applications
Wednesday, May 17, 4:30pm

Tasks and Responsibilities

Provide support to programs for newcomer youth and adults, including refugees and economic immigrants, through the following PEIANC programs.

Youth Settlement Services (YSS) Summer Day Camp

Assist YSS staff with setting up and operating 4 individual week-long summer day camps for immigrant and refugee students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Specifically:

  • Assist with the preparation of activity plans for theme weeks
  • Help prepare program supplies and equipment
  • Implement and supervise daily activities including: recreation, arts and crafts, healthy living, field trips, safe play
  • Supervise and provide leadership for children participating in the summer program to ensure a safe and caring environment that promotes inclusion and positive child and youth development
  • Assist with setup and cleanup of all activities
  • Administrative and other duties as required

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Tutor Program

  • Research and add to our library of tutor resources
  • Design client feedback surveys; update forms for electronic use
  • Help develop and organize professional development workshops for volunteer tutors
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment and intake
  • Administrative and other duties as required

DiverseCity Festivals

  • Attend some event planning meetings
  • Assist with supply inventory and purchasing
  • Assist with pre-event communication with participants
  • Assist with loading, setup, and takedown for festival days (this will require working on three Sundays, June 25, July 16, July 30; equivalent hours may be taken off during weekdays to compensate)
  • Administrative and other duties as required

Education and Experience

  • MUST be enrolled in a post-secondary institution, returning to school in the fall
  • Preferably enrolled in one of the following areas of study: Youth Worker, Human Services, Education, Human Resource Management, or Family Sciences
  • Experience working with diverse populations an asset
  • Additional languages (eg. Mandarin, Arabic, Nepali) may be an asset


  • Applicant will be required to undergo a Police Record Check and sign a strict confidentiality agreement before commencing work
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required (equivalent hours to be taken off during weekdays, with scheduling approved by supervisor)
  • Access to a vehicle may be an asset, but is not necessary

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills (preferably with intercultural experience)
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Self-directed
  • Flexible
  • Team player

Priority Students

As per our contract with Canada Summer Jobs, priority will be given to visible minorities and former refugees who have this skill set. Student may self-identify with application.

How to Apply

Please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume by email to Suna Houghton, or in person during office hours (8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday) at PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, 49 Water Street, Charlottetown. Drop-off at reception only; applicants will not be able to meet with staff at this time. Late applications will not be accepted. We thank everyone for their application, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, May 17, 4:30pm