Summer Literacy Coordinator #5674 -ST
Grimsby Public Library
The Summer Literacy Coordinator will develop and plan a summer literacy support program (R.E.A.D.) for struggling readers (grades 1 to 6) and assist with the library’s Summer Reading Program.
The Coordinator will review program goals and objectives and develop a program that assists children with the development of their literacy skills while fostering an enthusiasm for reading. The Coordinator will be responsible for promoting the program to area teachers and parents and will register children in the program. The Coordinator will gather participation statistics, evaluate outcomes, collect participant feedback, and will prepare an evaluation report at the end of summer comparing objectives with goals. The Summer Literacy Coordinator will also assist the Coordinator of Children's Services in promoting the Summer Reading Program to area teachers, children, partnership agencies, and parents. The Coordinator suggests reading material for children and assists in staffing the summer reading desk. The Coordinator will receive verbal reports from participating children and will listen and discuss the book with the child. The Coordinator will distribute incentives to the child for reading and reporting and will be responsible for maintaining participation and reading statistics.
Education and Training Required:
The ideal candidate for this position should be pursuing post-secondary studies in the fields of library/information studies, education, early childhood education or child development and be passionate about literacy. Ability to assist French immersion students in French language reading is desirable. Previous experience working with children is required.
Applicants for this position must be eligible and registered for the Young Canada Works program. Register and apply for the position at the Young Canada Works website. Visit https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/ for additional information and eligibility criteria.
Terms of Appointment: Position to commence: Monday, June 3, 2019
35 hours/week @ $14.92/hour, Duration: 13 weeks, Evening and Saturday work is required.
YCW registered applicants should apply online at https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/ by 5 PM on Friday May 10, 2019. For further information, please contact:
Kathryn Drury, CEO and Chief Librarian
Grimsby Public Library
18 Carnegie Lane,
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Grimsby Public Library is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.