Niagara Folk Arts Employment Opportunities

Youth Worker (30 hours per week)

The NFAMC is searching for a responsible and creative individual to work with newcomer youth (ages 13-24), recruiting new participants and organizing enjoyable and purposeful activities, while supporting each youth with reaching their goals.

By joining our dynamic team, your work will be meaningful and will have an impact locally and beyond.

Reporting to the Youth Services Coordinator, the Youth Worker is responsible for building the capacity of programming for newcomer youth (ages 13-24) through the delivery of activities, outings and events, promoting community engagement and an active lifestyle.

Position Summary:

  • In cooperation with the Youth Services Coordinator and Executive Director, establish goals and timeframes for the implementation and ongoing operation of a comprehensive newcomer youth program, following a case management and holistic approach.
  • As part of a multi-disciplinary team, develop and implement all youth activities and initiatives, helping clients to become/remain connected to their community.
  • Monitoring the quality of service provided by the program to ensure that the needs of clients and the general public are being met in a timely, through and friendly manner.
  • Performing duties as a self-directed customer service ambassador who is assertive, motivated, detailed and creative; ability to anticipate needs and initiate appropriate action.
  • Updating social media accounts and podcasting.
  • Delivering presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Referrals – connect newcomers to a wide array of internal and external supports.
  • Assessment – determine client needs and identify emerging issues and best practices.
  • Administration – prepare and submit progress and summary reports. Maintain and report statistics for reporting in compliance with stakeholder agreements.
  • Quality assurance – ensure accuracy and thoroughness is achieved in the capturing, organizing, maintaining and reporting of all client data, forms, statistics and databases.
  • Understanding the outcomes measurement framework of the organization and developing processes to reach and maintain these requirements.

Qualifications/Required Experience:

  • Completed or working toward the completion of post-secondary education in one of the following areas: Child & Youth Worker, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Child Studies or Social Service Worker.
  • Acceptable alternative could be formal education in one of the following areas: Human Resource Management; Public Relations; Corporate Communications or Marketing Communications Management, plus relevant working experience.
  • Preferred to have at least one year of experience working with youth (ages 13-24)
  • Police clearance certificate.
  • Driver’s license and accessed to an insured vehicle.
  • Desired current certification:
    – CPR/First Aid
    – Safety Care
    – Motivational counselling techniques
    – Crisis Prevention/Non-Violent Intervention (CPI)
    – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Essential Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to advocate for clients and provide individualized service navigation.  Excellent judgment and decision making with a strong sense of professional boundaries.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient English language skills and preferred second language: Arabic or Spanish.
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, problem-solving and creativity skills.
  • Comfortable creating and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to accurately collect, manage and report data to direct supervisor for reporting purposes.
  • Flexible, self-directed, team-player who is able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrable computer skills including use of Microsoft Office – Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining community relationships and partnerships.
  • Involvement with activities or special event planning – managing logistics and resources.
  • Ability to work flexibly – days, evenings and weekends.

NFAMC embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. Our objective is to attract and engage highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences, perspectives and skill sets. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation need known to the Executive Director with an acceptable amount of advance notice.

Deadline to apply is June 19th, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Apply ONLY by email to:
Emily Kovacs, Executive Director, [email protected]

Interviews for selected candidates will take place on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019.
Expected start date is July 2nd, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their time and interest in our organization; only those selected for an interview will be notified.

LINC/ESL Supply Teacher Pool

Position Summary:
We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and experienced LINC/ESL supply teachers.


  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission, the goals and the educational philosophy of Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
  • Understand the Canadian Language Benchmarks and facilitate their integration with classroom instruction.
  • Follow the Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA) format and include the use of the pre-developed LINC-related materials or external supplementary materials when appropriate.
  • Conduct regularly-scheduled student assessments. PBLA format.
  • Record students’ progress. Additionally, submit these advancements as weekly reports, success stories and quarterly reports – submitting each on time.
  • Collect student input and provide referral guidance to their settlement needs
  • Grade students self-directed activities and homework, incorporating them into the body of the weekly lesson when possible.
  • Perform other related duties of a LINC/ESL teacher


  • Successful completion of post-secondary education in a field relevant to the position
  • All candidates should have an excellent knowledge/command of grammar, communicative language teaching techniques, must be TESL and TESL Ontario certified.
  • Strong knowledge of local community services, training providers and relevant on-line resources
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills; resourceful, creative and strategic
  • Supportive team player, friendly, helpful, independent work habits, flexible, hardworking and take initiative
  • Knowledge of Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) is a strong asset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized, exercise discretion, and use sound judgment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations is an asset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of various LINC/ESL activities to use in the classroom.
  • Flexibility to adjust lessons to students’ levels and needs.
  • Comfortable with using technology for teaching, e.g. Internet, skype, LINC/ESL websites

Apply with resume and cover letter to: [email protected], please no phone calls or visits.

Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request.

CNC Supply Worker

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Supervisor, the Child Care Worker is responsible for providing support and assistance to Lead Child Care Worker in the day-to-day management of the pre-school nursery for children of adult students attending day classes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Child Care Worker must:

  • Be in the room and ready to accept and supervise the children at the scheduled time.
  • Ensure that the room is ser-up appropriately and that preparations are complete before the children arrive.
  • Demonstrate in practice a good understanding of children’s growth and development and a willingness to learn.
  • Check the children for injuries and illness as they arrive.
  • Ensure that the children are always properly supervised.
  • Prepare appropriate activities for the children.
  • Supervise the children’s daily routine.
  • Behave appropriately with the children, individually and in groups.
  • Monitor the children’s behaviour with each other and intervene as needed.
  • Respond sensitively to the cultural heritage, values and individual experiences of the children.
  • Assume an equal share of housekeeping responsibilities.
  • Communicate with the parents so that they are kept informed of the rules and kept informed about their children.
  • Inspect and maintain toys and equipment, to ensure the children’s safety.
  • Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner.
  • Promote the vision, mission and activities of Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
  • Assist with events and other activities that contribute to the positive image of Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
  • Support the development of new program areas.
  • May occasionally be required to perform duties not set forth in the job description.

Requirements (Knowledge, Experience, Skills):
The Child Care Worker understands and supports Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre’s mission and has at least one year’s experience in Early Childhood Education. This position requires strong communications and interpersonal skills, and excellent leadership abilities.

  • Diploma in Early Childhood education (ECE) or the equivalent, as assessed by a community college or by the Association of Early Childhood Education of Ontario.
  • Related work experience or education equivalent to one year’s experience.
  • Must speak English at equivalent of LINC level 4 or higher.
  • First Aid and CPR certification appropriate for working with children.
  • Consent to undergo a criminal reference check or provide Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre with copy of a recent criminal reference check

This is an ongoing application. Apply ONLY by email to CNC Coordinator Marion Campbell at the following address: [email protected]

Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.