Atwater Library and Computer Centre
Published
June 13, 2022
Location
1200 Atwater Ave., Westmount, Canada
Job Type

Description

Job title: Community Service Worker for Digital Literacy 

Job Type: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Pay: $14.50 per hour

Dates: 8 weeks between June and September 3, 2022 (exact start date to be determined with applicant)

Please send resumes to: [email protected]

Project and job objectivesThe Community Service Worker for Digital and Media Literacy supports Atwater Library’s outreach and delivery of digital literacy services in the communities we serve. The Atwater Library is directly involved in promoting the development of the official language minority group in Montreal through promoting English-language libraries and community services that are not readily available through other institutions.

The Connect Project is one facet of the services we offer to our community. We design and deliver free digital literacy workshops to adult beginner learning groups. This position will regularly interface with the public in responding to technology needs in-person, online, or in a hybrid environment. The candidate will work with patrons to enhance their digital skills and abilities to ensure they are able to access critical online information and services to work towards digital independence.

This position is supervised by the Connect Project Coordinator and requires on site hours and some travel in the community. The hours for this position are 35 hours per week. Some scheduling flexibility is available and this position will require some virtual responsibilities. The successful candidate should be willing to complete a criminal background check.

The main objectives of the Community Service Worker could include*:

  • assist the Connect Project Coordinator in daily and special projects;
  • assist with building, publishing, maintaining, and archiving curriculum
  • implement the established digital literacy curriculum;
  • facilitate hands-on learning as a digital literacy facilitator, online or in-person, as requested - to guide or help community members to use various electronic devices, access and navigate digital resources, mobile apps, and other tools.
  • help develop promotional materials to promote the learning opportunities;

*The duties of this position may change over time based on candidate interests, varying funding sources, community needs, and other factors.

The project is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is interested in teaching, instructional technology or community development. The Atwater Library is a unique library setting as it is a community library that is volunteer-driven (non-unionized) and offers a wide range of services.

Preferred skills:

  • Proficient computer and internet skills, including but not limited to Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Apple, Android and Windows systems.
  • Fluency in English (knowledge of French is an asset).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, detailed-oriented
  • Willing to teach basic computer and internet skills.
  • Commitment to working with adults of diverse economic, linguistic, and/or cultural backgrounds.

 In compliance with Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements, candidates must:

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number);
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada;
  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment. The Atwater Library encourages applicants from the Government of Canada's job equity groups.

Atwater Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We thank all applicants, but only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. The position is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada. 

 

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