Gouvernement du Canada

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Child and Youth Development Worker

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
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Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : Fanshawe College - founded in 1967 - is a major training and educational institution, and the sixth largest college in Ontario. Fanshawe offers nearly 100 diploma, degree, college-university collaborative, postgraduate and certificate programs in preparatory and employability skills. At present, the College has about 33,000 continuing education learners, 15,000 full-time domestic students and more than 300 international students enrolled in various programs. Fanshawe is committed to the creation of international opportunities for its staff and students and is in the midst of its four-year internationalization strategy (2004-2008). Fanshawe recognizes the importance of developing globally-minded individuals with international experiences through its various programs, as these individuals are highly desired amongst private enterprise, government and educational institutions in the global marketplace.
Adresse : 1460 Oxford Street East - P.O. Box 7005
London, Ontario,
N5Y 5R6
FAX: (519) 452-4420
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Gregg Erauw
Courriel : gerauw@fanshawec.ca
Pays : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Johannesburg
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : Nkosi's Haven has been operational for approximately 7 years - catering, on average, for 12 mothers and 45 children who's ages vary from newborn to 18 years of age. The 'Village' project is an extension of Nkosi's Haven objectives and will be the project the intern will be working on. The Village provides residential care to 100 Mothers and 183 children and is at 100% occupancy. The Village has the current challenge of setting up various programs required to operate effectively at maximum efficiency. While certain services will be in place, such as our therapy division, which comprise counselling, occupational, art, play and speech therapy - a specific program for children and youth development is not in place due to a lack of human resources. In this case, the intern would then work directly with our resident therapist to create such a program in early childhood development.

In Canada
In Canada (2 months):
One-month preparation period with a one-week workshop at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario
- Activities will include a project and country orientation,
- Health and safety workshops
- Development of Project and Personal Action Plans
- Professional development objectives workshop
- Workshop on networking while abroad, culture shock and cross-cultural understanding/communication
- Trip planning and project promotion while abroad

One-month de-briefing period with a one-week workshop at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario
- A reintegration to Canada/reverse culture shock workshop
- The completion of a final project report,
- Outreach activities (newspaper articles and community presentation)
- Professional development assessment
- Employment search, resume and interview workshop

Overseas (6 months):
- Establish child and youth development program for children
- Train resident mothers to sustain and operate the program on an ongoing and continued basis.
- Create assessment and feedback documentation for proper implementation of child and youth program/activities.
- Liaise and assist our therapists in the creation of proper development activities
- Support therapists in improving the psychosocial health of children and youth at the Village.
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the child and youth programs once established
- Create developmental materials and resources for effective implementation of child and youth programs
Organisation d'accueil : Nkosi's Haven
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Nkosi's Haven is a long-term residential care centre for destitute HIV/AIDS infected mothers, their children and resulting AIDS orphans. Nkosi's Haven was founded by Gail Johnson in 1999, and is named in honour of her 12-year-old foster son and in memory of his biological mother who was unable to look after him. Infected with HIV from birth, Nkosi passed away in 2001 from an AIDS related disease. Nkosi's Haven is his legacy.

Aims & Objectives of Nkosi's Haven are:
- To set a high level of all an encompassing 'care' facility/ies for the HIV/AIDS infected Mother, her children and AIDS orphans.
- To become the 'prototype' for addressing all needs of HIV/AIDS infected women, their children and AIDS orphans.
- To offer residential care to destitute HIV/AIDS infected mothers, their children and AIDS orphans.
- To offer residential care to destitute infected single women who, through interviews and psychological testing will prove to be suitable to be trained as 'foster' mothers to resident AIDS orphans.
- To train all resident mothers and children in a craft/s of their choice and aptitude.
- To ensure all resident children are educated.
- To establish pre-school facilities based on parameters set by the Department of Education.
- To establish therapeutic facilities and developmental activities to address the needs of the infected mothers, their children and AIDS Orphans (Art, dance & drum therapies).
- To train resident mothers as facilitators of training programmes established.