At YMCA Wanakita, the health and safety of our campers, families, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We are responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation and have temporarily closed YMCA Wanakita and cancelled Spring programs. Read our Letter to Camp Families.

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At the YMCA, the health and safety of our participants, staff and families is our number one priority. We are responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation including the closures of YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics centres and YMCA Child Care Centres until April 5, 2020.  For the latest updates about cancellations and closures, please visit: Covid-19
Various YMCA Child Care Centres in Brantford
Type of Position:
Full Time and Part Time positions available
Job Level:
Level 7 (starting at $17.75 per hour, plus a $2/hour Provincial wage enhancement)
Placement Date:
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.

Organizational Overview:

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:

YMCA Registered Early Childhood Educators are required to provide professional, high quality play-based licensed child care programs that meet the developmental needs of children 0 - 12 years of age. Registered Early Childhood Educators are responsible for developing and implementing a program based on the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, while adhering to established YMCA policies and procedures and quality standards, as well as the regulations of the Child Care and Early Years Act.

Since programs may takes place in a shared space, incumbents must have excellent interpersonal skills in order to maintain and foster strong and positive relationships with school personnel, parents and other educators to promote the delivery of high quality child care services within the community.

  • This position requires the ability and flexibility to work a flexible schedule including early mornings and late afternoons.  Hours of work may fluctuate to meet the operational needs of the department
  • Some program areas may be based out of shared spaces within community schools, therefore, requiring movement/set up of equipment on a daily/weekly/ monthly basis
  • Knowledgeable on the pedagogical practices of the YMCA as they relate to Early Learning and Child Development and understands the Ministry of Education guidelines and curriculum;
  • Understand and comply with all regulatory items as per the Child Care and Early Years Act, YMCA, Ministry of Education, and others;
  • Must be familiar with the developmental needs of children ranging from ages 0 to 12 years
  • Assist with children’s meals and snacks including set up and clean up;
  • Plan, organize and lead activities for children 0 to 12 years of age to meet the developmental needs of children;
  • Ensure the health and safety of the children is maintained at all times;
  • Liaise with parents and community contacts; 
  • Participate in Association wide events i.e. YMCA Strong Kids, and other educational and promotional initiatives
  • Required to attend monthly meetings and professional learning sessions
  • Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • A member in good standing of the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Previous YMCA experience is an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid and Infant/Child CPR & AED certification (Level C)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Working Computer knowledge

Child & Youth Focused
Commit 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, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

Quality Focus
Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior

Team Work
Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness.

Creativity and Innovation
Develops new ways or adapts existing needs to help us achieve desired results. Challenge the status quo to discover more effective ways of performing.


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.

Internal Applicants:

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.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume along with documentation to verify completion of (or in process of completing) Standard First aid with CPR-C attention:

* Please indicate position and region (Hamilton, Burlington, or Brantford) you are applying for in the subject line of your email.


We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline