Facilitator, Community Resource House

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario - Sarnia, ON (30+ days ago)

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Benefits:

- A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being

Responsibilities:

- Create and maintain positive, open working relationships with youth and families to

create a program environment conducive to the areas of physical, social and emotional

development of participants.

- Demonstrates Y values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility on a daily basis

- Be accessible to parents to answer questions ad respond to concerns; recognize new

participants and ensure they feel welcome.

- Be sensitive to individual differences and needs and be willing to adjust the program

and curriculum to meet those individual needs.

- Provide a warm, safe and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean and all activities are available to children during the program, and thoughtful invitations to play are evident.

- Utilize age appropriate child coaching and mentoring techniques in all interactions with the children.

- Oversee all snack time activities; be aware of and incorporate all known food allergies into menu plans.

- Coach and provide leadership to support staff and volunteers.

- Maintain accurate records, files and forms as required by the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.

- Model appropriate behaviours toward staff, volunteers and members in line with the

YMCA Mission and Vision statement; act proactively to develop positive relationships

with members, participants, peers and volunteers.

- Continuous practice of clean culture, actively maintain personal work space and equipment ensuring a neat, clean, safe environment and equipment always; complete incident report forms when necessary.

- Always present a professional appearance; adhering to the YMCA dress code policy,

including a visible nametag and an engaging smile.

- Ensure compliance with the policies and procedures of the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, including Health and Safety, Child Protection and Risk Management.

- Strive to stay informed and up to date on all YMCA programs and services.

- Solve participant concerns in a customer‐oriented manner.

- Communicate with Supervisor problems or concerns in a timely manner.

- Maintain the strict confidentiality and discretion on all private matters pertaining to

members, students, staff and volunteers acquired through regular course of

employment.

- Ensure compliance with legislative requirements and applicable industry standards for

Occupational Health & Safety, Human Rights Act, Accessibility Ontario Disability Act,

and Employment Standards Act.

- Actively support the Association’s Philanthropic efforts and provide feedback where

necessary.

- Maintain qualifications as required by this position; continue professional development

through attending workshops, conference and other staff development.

- Participate in all staff meetings and training.

Qualifications & Experience:

- College Diploma in Child and Youth or Social Services, or related field; or a combination

of related education and experience

- 1 – 3 years of relevant work experience; experience working in a community drop‐in

Centre’s an asset; knowledge of sports and recreation, community programs and

service clubs preferred.

- Excellent problem‐solving skills; interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong

working relationships with participants and community agencies; show respect for

diversity demonstrating the ability to work effectively and productively with a diverse

population.

- Outgoing, inclusive and welcoming in nature; resourceful, flexible, motivated and

energetic.

- Valid class “G” driver’s license and access to a vehicle for work activities, is preferred.

- WHMIS; Basic health and safety worker awareness certification; child abuse

prevention certification (will provide)

- Current Standard First Aid and CPR‐C; Current satisfactory Police Record Check –

vulnerable sector

- Must be at least 16 years of age

Competencies:

Relationships Emotional Maturity Decision Making Stewardship of Brand Culture

Developing Others Communication Change Capacity Community Quality Results

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $14.00 /hour

Licence:

  • Current First aid and CPR level C (Required)