Community Program Team Leader-Beyond the Bell

YMCA of Niagara - St. Catharines, ON (30+ days ago)

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Community Programs Team Leader – Beyond the Bell

YMCA of Niagara Community Programs

Minimum hiring rate: $14.63 per hour plus YMCA Membership Benefits

Start Date: November 4, 2019

End Date: June 19, 2020

Part Time position available at Lincoln Centennial Public School in St. Catharines, 12-15 hours per week.


YMCA Beyond the Bell is an academic-based program that emphasizes literacy, numeracy, recreation, homework and values education. YMCA Beyond the Bell gives children the additional help they need to keep pace with their grade level and their peers. The Team Leader reports to the Coordinator of Community Programs and is responsible for the coordination and direct delivery at a program location.


  • The YMCA is looking for applicants who want to be a role model of healthy lifestyles and physical activity for youth, and make a difference within their community.
  • Completion of a university degree in Education or working toward completion, or post-secondary education in Child and Youth Studies, Recreation and Leisure or related field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience delivering youth recreational and leadership programs
  • Commitment to providing program delivery for children
  • Knowledge of child development and related “new” research
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR-C
  • Team leaders must be willing and able to participate in active games on a regular basis, and will also be responsible for planning and implementing various aspects of the program.
  • Due to the age of participants served, candidates must be 18 years or older
  • Reliable transportation to programs throughout the Niagara Region
  • Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening [within 1 year from date of issue]


  • Plan and lead personal wellness programs for children and youth after school at local elementary schools in the Niagara Region, focusing on literacy and numeracy
  • Provides orientations, training, supervision and general performance management of staff including the planning and organizing of staff and program schedules
  • Provides program delivery at the Beyond the Bell site
  • Be available to work a regular schedule from 3:00-6:00pm while also maintain flexibility to manage issues, concerns and problems as they may arise
  • Assess conflict situations and exercise good judgment when implementing solutions
  • Collect and maintain accurate and up-to-date program statistics
  • Demonstrate positive interactions with youth, parents and community partners involved with the program in order to build relationships
  • Responsible for purchasing supplies and equipment, as well as set up at program site
  • Act as a liaison between the YMCA and the host school, demonstrating excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Foster relationships with potential program partners that can enhance the YMCA Beyond the Bell program
  • Participate in training and adhere to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures as established by the YMCA of Niagara

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Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted. Internal applicants are expected to notify their supervisor before applying

Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $14.63 /hour


  • delivering youth recreational programs and/or Day Camp: 2 years (Required)


  • DCS / DEC (Preferred)


  • Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C (Required)