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Communication Design Intern/Co-op

Department Corporate Date Posted 10/4/2017

Position Type Temporary Full Time Reference No. 2017-2187

LocationMarkham, Ontario, Canada


Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario, which provides a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.  Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism, and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

 

  Want to work for an organization committed to helping children and youth with complex needs?

  Come to join our team!

 

We currently have an opportunity for a: 

Communication Design Intern/Co-op 

Information Technology Department 

  Temporary, Full-Time – 35 hours*/Week - $15.00 per hour 

Duration: 4 or 8 month terms

Start Date: Immediate or January 8th, 2018

 

Our Vision:

Information Technology Services will support Kinark’s vision of a healthy future for Ontario’s children and youth. This will be achieved by being a highly accessible, collaborative and skilled team that is known for excellent support, services and innovative solutions.

 

Our Mission:

To provide efficient and effective solutions and services that enable the Agency’s mission of helping children with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

 

Job Summary:   

The Information Technology Department at Kinark has a paid communication design internship position available to a recent graduate or a full-time student who is actively pursuing a college or university degree in preferably Communications, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, or related. As a Communications Design Intern, you will be involved in a variety of projects within the IT Department. 

  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the IT Department with upcoming projects and initiatives
  • Participate in supporting and improving the organization’s intranet 
  • Create step-by-step training materials for staff members on new technologies
  • Design a wide range of high-quality digital collateral including PowerPoints, graphics, event materials, presentations, communications plans, public service announcements, and other branding identity materials — from concept to production
  • Perform other related duties

 

Qualifications: 

  • Have an interest in personal growth and development
  • Possessing or having achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA is considered an asset.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator  
  • Interest in communications and technology  
  • Interest in helping children and youth with complex needs 
  • Quick learner with a “can do” attitude who is adept to change and multi-tasking  
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Self-starter who succeeds in a collaborative team environment 
  • Ability to develop professional documents and presentations
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Office 365, OneDrive, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • Bilingualism (English and French) considered an asset
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) and Pre-Employment Medical

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledgeable in a wide range of technology 
  • Experience with web design is an asset 

 

Interested applicants should submit their résumés via: https://www.kinark.on.ca/join-the-kinark-team/  by October 27th, 2017

  

Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at jobs@kinark.on.ca or (905) 474-9595. 

  

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose. 

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Kinark Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.
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