Time Commitment: 2 – 4 hours per week
Deadline: September 19th, 2021
About Mighty Hawks
Mighty Hawks is a student-run social enterprise at Wilfrid Laurier University. We are committed to working with individuals with developmental disabilities in the Kitchener-Waterloo community and fighting the stigma surrounding hiring individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to help our participants foster greater independence in the community, build meaningful relationships and feel confident in reaching their personal and professional goals. This is achieved through one-on-one sessions run by our passionate student volunteers and structured curriculums. In addition to the one-on-one sessions, we run weekly interactive group sessions in order to foster an energetic and positive learning environment. We also offer paid work experience through our Work Readiness Program. Mighty Hawks strives to make a real impact on the lives of each individual and at Mighty Hawks, we believe that a disability does not define the scope of one’s abilities.
About This Role
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated members to be Program Facilitators! In this role, you will be working one-on-one with Mighty Hawks participants to deliver the various topics we cover and help guide them throughout the learning process. You will have the opportunity to plan and create some of our weekly curriculum topics as well. Program Facilitators have one of the most important and impactful roles within the enterprise as you will be the ones building the relationships with our participants and working alongside them as they achieve their goals.
Requirements and Qualifications:
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Team player
· Passionate and dedicated
· Motivated and hardworking
· Experience working with individuals with disabilities is an asset but not required
Note: If you are selected, the interview and training dates are as follows:
· Interview dates: September 21st and 22nd
· Training date: the evening of September 23rd
Why do you want this role?
Why do you believe you are the best candidate for this position?
Which semesters will you be on a study term (Fall 2021, Winter 2022)? What other extracurriculars will you be on throughout the year?