- A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Outgoing, inclusive and welcoming in nature; resourceful, flexible, motivated and
- 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 –
- Must be at least 16 years of age
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