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Brendan Clements

58 Bentonwood Crescent
Whitby, Ontario, L1R 1L3
905-243-7657
brendanclements4@gmail.com

Academic Education History:


Western University- Masters in Canadian-American Relations 2013
Western University- B. A. Honours Specialization in Canadian-American Relations 2012
Graduated With Honours, Gold Medal for Highest Academic Average in Graduating Class
2010- Received Morrison Scholarship for Academic Improvement

Employment Professional Development History:


Participated as a Discussion Facilitator for an Institute and Study Tour for Early Childhood
Educators in Peterborough, Ontario, entitled Places for Living and Learning
The Role of the Educator in the Environment-Hosted by Compass Early Learning and Care
Trained in the Ministry of Ontarios How Does Learning Happen Early Learning Policy
Framework
Participated in Communities of Practice, a workshop series with other School Age Educators
within my company, to facilitate knowledge sharing, behavior guidance skills, and program
shadowing between locations

Employment History:
April 2014-Present Before & After School Educator/Supply Staff (Full Time)
Compass Early Learning and Care
-Worked as a Supply Staff in various programs throughout Durham Region
-Developed a rapport with many educators, focusing on active listening
and teamwork
-Assisted in developing a caring community of school-age children based
on the four principles of How Does Learning Happen
-Encouraged both children and educators to take safer risks, stimulating
gross motor function, while building confidence through accomplishment
-Fostered community growth by making the work of children visible to
themselves, parents, and the school at large
-Encouraged relationships between rooms: (Infant-School Age, JK/SK-
School Age) by supporting children in their desire to learn more about
other programs

Sept. 2013-Dec. 2013 After-School Program Leader (Part Time)


Moorelands Community Services
-Consulted with staff to create fun, educational and skill developing
activities.
-Supervised and led execution of daily programming, applying behavior
management strategies and positive reinforcement strategies where
applicable.
-Supervised, supported and evaluated Program Assistants and Volunteers
-Managed registration forms, monthly budgets and weekly food purchases
for students.
Sept. 2012 Apr. 2013 Tutorial Assistant (Part Time)
Center for American Studies, The University of Western Ontario
-Held weekly, one hour tutorial sessions reviewing course materials in a
group and one on one setting for first year students.
-Led seminar discussion, provided essay writing clinics, and provided one
on one essay support.
-Marked short written assignments, major essays and final examinations.

Sept. 2011- Apr. 2013 Senior Campus Tour Guide- Evaluator (Part-Time)
The University of Western Ontario
-Evaluated junior campus tour guides to develop their tone, knowledge and
improve upon their customer service skills.
-Assisted in hiring of new Campus Tour Guides, by evaluating skills
through team-building activities.

June 2012- Sept. 2012 Inclusion Services Camp Director (Full-Time Seasonal)
Town of Whitby
-Oversaw the development of the Town of Whitbys first Summer Camp
Inclusion program, helping children with special needs integrate into
established programming, through an individual support counselor.
-Recommended to senior management candidates for hire and participated
in hiring employees.
-Prepared and implemented pre-camp in-service training for Inclusion
Services Camp Counselors by consulting with external organizations.
-Researched and created policies and procedures for camp inclusion
program from surrounding municipalities with existing programs.
-Assigned hours, location of work and extended care duties.
- Coordinated registration of campers requiring one on one support and
approval of eligibility of the program.
-Acted as a resource for staff who required assistance when working with
children with special needs.
-Handled all concerns, complaints and suggestions about the program in a
professional manner, ensuring outstanding customer service.
-Evaluated staff bi-weekly, providing constructive criticism to all
counselors.
-Led behavior management training and served as both a resource to
counselors and a discipline figure for campers, focusing on problem-solving
through compromise.

Career Related Activities


January 2009-2013 Intern: Lawrence National Center for Policy and Management,
Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western
Ontario

Sept 2010-April 2012 American Studies Department Representative


-Communicated key budgetary and student priorities between the
Department Chair and Social Science Student Council
Sept 2009-2013 Founding Member of American Studies Student Association
-Established, in consultation with peers, a new student club to facilitate
discussion, events and networking of American Studies and other Social
Science Students

Sept 2010-April 2011 Political Science Association- Executive Member


-Streamlined communication between Executive members of the Political
Science Association, the American Studies Club and the Social Science
Student Council

Sept 2010 Voting Member of Student Levy Donation Fund


-Allocated roughly $300,000 of student donation money to Social Science
departments during a 12 member, day-long conference, successfully
balancing budgetary needs of diverse departmental interests.

Sept 2010- April 2011 University Student Council Student Club Grant Committee
-Analyzed Student Club grant requests, administering grants to student
clubs based on benefitting the greatest number of students. Met monthly
to distribute grants, forecasting funds needed each month, successfully
balancing budgetary and student needs.

Sept 2010- April 2012 Social Science Student Council Grant Committee
-Managed $15,000 dollar budget on a 8 member council, successfully
aiding in student trips, research projects and academic related activities
Experiences Working With Children
Dates Number Location of Position Title Duties Performed
Employed or of Hours Experience
Volunteered
October 40 Mother Teresa Classroom Shadowed the Teacher and ECE in two
2015- Catholic School-78 Volunteer JK/SK classes.
November Glenabbey Drive, Assisted in delivery of play-based
2015 Courtice, Ontario curriculum
(Volunteer) Led Physical Education classes
Assisted in Behavior Guidance Techniques
Helped children with compromise and
conflict resolution skills
April 2014- 2280 Mother Teresa Before and After Helped implement the Ontario Early
Present Catholic School School Program Years Framework into Before and After
(Paid) 78 Glenabbey Staff School Care
Drive, Courtice, Adopted a play-based, co-operative
Ontario approach to education through
documentation and re-representation
Assisted in the development of childrens
social and cognitive skills through
furthering creative play by methods
including: re-organizing the environment
to support childrens inquiries,
encouraging children to re-represent their
theories of the world through art, song,
drama or story-telling and role playing
Developed positive relationships with
children, parents and other educators

September Moorelands After School Worked with the Program Assistants to


2013-January 296 Community Program Leader plan and implement fun, educational and
2014 (Paid) Services skill developing activities (Including crafts,
Gateway Public science, cooking, sports, gym games and
School-55 Gateway more)
Blvd, Toronto Created a welcoming, safe and positive
environment
Planned and prepared a healthy snack
Supervised participants and implemented
the necessary behavior guidance
strategies
Supervised, supported and evaluated the
Program Assistants and volunteers
Maintained professional and friendly
relations with our Community Partners
and the participants parents
Completed and submitted paperwork and
reports
Managed the budget for program
supplies, food and trips
June 2012- 400 Various Camp Inclusion Services Recommended to senior management
August 2012 Hours Locations in the Camp Director candidates for hire and participated in
(Paid) Town of Whitby hiring employees
Prepared and implemented pre-camp in-
service training for Inclusion Services
Camp Counselors by consulting with
external organizations
Researched and created policies and
procedures for camp inclusion program
from surrounding municipalities with
existing programs.
Assigned hours, location of work and
extended care duties
Oversaw registration of campers
requiring one on one support and
approval of eligibility of the program
Acted as a resource for staff who require
assistance when working with children
with special needs
Handled all concerns, complaints and
suggestions about the program in a
professional manner, ensuring
outstanding customer service.