- Waterdown, Ontario
- Type of Position:
- Part Time
- Job Level:
- Placement Date:
Flamborough Family YMCA
207 Parkside Drive
Why Work for the YMCA?
As a charitable organization, the YMCA values the contributions of its diverse teams. We recognize the importance of providing meaningful opportunities that allow employees to grow and thrive. At the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford, in addition to fair wages, we offer a complimentary general membership with additional options for family participation. A comprehensive benefits program is also available to employees including a competitive and robust pension program. YMCA Employees enjoy a generous vacation entitlement that increases with seniority, as well as other paid entitlements. All employees have access to an Employee Assistance Program which provides confidential counseling and referral services as well as preventative education. Additionally, the YMCA understands the holistic needs of its employees is equally important and attempts to support these goals by offering a variety of staff discounts on the programs and services that support good health and strong families. We look forward to welcoming you to the YMCA.
As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life. We foster social responsibility and healthy living. The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA's determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people.
This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of: Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Respect, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults. All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check. Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and/or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.
Nature & Scope:
This position is responsible for the development and delivery of various child and youth programs offered within the YMCA.
This position is a part-time position (up to 29 hours per week; typical weekly hours to be discussed during interview), with a flexible schedule based on programming needs. This may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Advancement of pay rate is dependent on working a minimum of six months (per position if more than one position is held within YMCA) consecutively or a minimum of 130 hours and the ability to perform the job at a satisfactory level. Successful candidates must also demonstrate ongoing professional development, involvement in branch specific activities, attend staff meetings/trainings and achieve an assessment of "meeting expectations" on each annual performance review in order to satisfy eligibility for Association approved merit increases.
- Design and implement programs for children and youth, with a focus on creativity, flexibility and spontaneity
- Coach and appropriately supervise children during scheduled programs
- Maintain communication with parents
- Oversee and be responsible for the health and safety of participants and volunteers
- Ensure that YMCA Child & Youth policies are implemented
- Prepare appropriate documentation related to attendance, program plans, incident reports, and other administrative requirements
- Coach/supervise birthday parties (typically occur on weekends)
- Standard First Aid and CPR-C
- Experience in the development and delivery of recreational programs specific to children and youth
- Experience working with children in a recreational setting is an asset
- Post-secondary education in Recreation & Leisure, Physical Education or a sports-related field is considered an asset as is previous YMCA experience
- Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required as a condition of employment
Child and Youth Focused
Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth.
Commitment to Organization Vision and Values
Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.
Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the YMCA.
Concern for Health and Safety
Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction
Creativity and Innovation
Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help achieve the desired results.
The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate contacting our Human Resources Department.
The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford is an equal opportunity employer.
The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford encourages employees within the Association, as well as those employed within the Canadian YMCA/YMCA-YWCA Federation to submit their application.
Please note that in so doing, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford reserves the right to contact the applicable YMCA or YMCA-YWCA for purposes of seeking an employment reference throughout the recruitment process.
Please ensure that prior to submitting your application that you have disclosed to your current supervisor, your intention to submit your application. By submitting your application, you understand and agree to allow the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford to contact your current Association.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume by to:
Ron Edwards and Flamborough YMCAs
We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.