I am a mature student with lots of life experience to offer, though I am open to gaining more to broaden my scope and help in my future career as a police officer.
I have much work experience with children as a sports camp counselor and again as an after-school program coordinator/monitor at an elementary school.
I have my driver's license and my own car.
I am proficient with computers.
I am bilingual; I am originally from Montreal and can speak fluent in French and in English.
The CJS program is designed to explore the social side of the justice system; it allows for two 200 hour placements in a field that can vary from Correctional Officer to Educational Assistant. I did one at Brockville Jail/Correctional Treatment Center and the other with the OPP Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad.
The Police Foundations Program prepares the student for a career in policing. It includes courses that work on team building, knowledge of the law, and intervention techniques.
As an ambassador for the Police Foundations Program (PFP) much of my responsibility lay in communicating with event organizers. I was in charge of recruiting volunteers for events, as well, some of the events required me to collect deposits and ensure that they were properly handed over to the leader of the event in question. I write reports at the conclusion of any event that PFP students take part in and I relay any incidents or recommendations to the coordinator of the program.
Due to my success in particular classes, I was sought out to help my classmates and/or first year students with any difficulties that they were having. I tutored them by reviewing the class material with them and showing them how to improve their studying techniques. For example, I tutored two of my classmates for our class “The Canadian Criminal Justice System”, I was very pleased to hear that my tutoring helped them improve their grades and satisfaction with the program.
I began as a monitor and after a year I was promoted to the coordinator position. As coordinator, I supervised a staff of up to 5 people and an after school program of over 100 children. I was responsible for their safety, discipline, fun, and for addressing any parent concerns and bringing those to the principle.
I started as a ticket seller for varsity events and was subsequently promoted to the supervisor position. As a supervisor, I was responsible for overseeing a staff of up to 8 people on each shift, for dealing with client questions and problems, and for counting, collecting, and depositing large sums of money.
I was assigned a group of 15-25 children and/or teenagers and was responsible for their care throughout the day. My assigned age group was girls aged 11 to 18; I created and implemented exercises and games for a large variety of sports. I was particularly responsible for foreign campers who were attending an ESL program, and responded to their specific linguistic and cultural needs.