Plans and implements age appropriate programming ensuring YMCA program standards and YMCA Core Values are met; Ensures compliance with all YMCA, Board, Provincial and Municipal standards.
Delivers play-based programming, based on the interests of the children, providing a safe environment while understanding the individual needs of children and families and maintaining a supportive environment; immediately reports all serious occurrences to the direct supervisor.
Prepares quality weekly program planning and monthly calendars in agreement with YMCA and Board goals, to meet the needs of members.
Develops and sustains good working relationship with families and Extended Day program staff team; gives leadership and guidance to program team to implement and adhere to Parent Communication Standards; responds to inquiries from families, including voicemail response.
Ensures the implementation and maintenance of YMCA Playing to Learn through coaching and guiding centre staff; Maintains a close working relationship with YMCA supervisor, ensuring ongoing communication and issues are shared.
Develops and maintains professional relationships with a number of community and other stakeholders including: school Principals, Vice Principals, caretakers and secretaries, licensing and Municipal Agencies; Public Health; Fire departments; YMCA families; Volunteers and students; YMCA Management; Community Partners; Resource support.
Completes general administration tasks as required including updating forms as required, updates communication book daily, Children’s sign in and out; Ensures Master Attendance is accurate and up to date and Subsidy attendance complete as required; Completes and submits staff time sheets as required, Volunteer tracking and activation forms.
Completes daily, monthly check list forms ie; outdoor and indoor, outdoor log book, fanny packs, first aid, fire drills, opening and closing duties, disinfecting charts; Ensures Compliance Binder is kept compliant; All incident/accident reports completed and delivered in a timely manner.
Attends professional development workshops, trainings and meetings.
Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Early Childhood Education Diploma
Must be registered and a member in good standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
Minimum two (2) years of experience in before and after school, child care or extended day programs
A capacity to work within a multiple level reporting structure; demonstrated professionalism in working with School Board teachers and staff in delivery of shared, quality programs to school families
Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities
Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
Only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the YMCA of Greater Toronto
Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending and stooping
Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold
Excellent written communication skills
Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
All staff working with children are required under the Child Care and Early Year’s Act to have a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the first day of work
Flexibility regarding assigned working hours and program sites
The position requires the following Association or Leadership Competencies: advanced competence in: Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion; People Management; Planning and Initiative; fundamental competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; Ethics and Self Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Association Management and Stewardship; Building Community Relationships and Resources; Cross Functional Integration; Leadership; Strategic Orientation and Change Management