Health & Fitness Health Educator
YMCA Greater Toronto
Toronto, ON
1d ago


  • Provides direct program delivery in a variety of children’s programs, including providing instruction, leadership and lifeguarding, managing class lists, waiting lists.
  • Monitors the safety of all activities and programs throughout the duty period and responds immediately to rectify any safety concerns.

    Provides direct delivery of instructional programs, recreational programs, preschool gym, youth leadership, programs and volunteer development.

  • Continuously builds relationships with all of the staff and volunteers that are on shift during the duty period. Assists in coaching and developing on an ongoing basis;
  • ensuring skills are enhanced and weaknesses diminished.

  • Acts as the Designated Operator of the Aquatic Department as outlined in the Ontario Health Regulations 565 during the duty period.
  • In this capacity, deals effectively and professionally with YMCA members’ concerns, program coverage gaps that may arise and any other challenges during the duty period that must be brought to a resolution.

    Acts as a liaison to the Duty Officer with respect to any program inquiries; acts as Duty Officer when necessary.

  • Responsible for setting the tone of the duty period by touching base with all staff / volunteer relating to the focus items e.
  • g. values, relationship building, announcements, etc. that have been decided upon by the Membership Programs Department Team.

  • Present during the entire duty period and circulates through all program areas in rotation to ensure the above stated objectives are being met;
  • must be visible and approachable while on duty and maintain a strong presence to staff / volunteers and the YMCA members.

  • Participates and demonstrates leadership in all mandatory trainings and participation and delivery of all other mandatory trainings to staff group upon request.
  • Self-manages professional development and ensures timely renewal of certifications as required.

  • Builds positive relationships with parents, children and volunteers; provides support as a member of the program team in addressing any issues or concerns, problem solving, etc.
  • and refers to supervisor where appropriate.

  • Work as part of a collaborative team, to ensure consistent program delivery in a dynamic environment; identifies any shortage in shift coverage and works with colleagues to ensure any programs or appointments are covered.
  • Provides support to supervisor in training all staff and volunteers in operating and emergency policies and procedures.
  • Encourages emergency readiness amongst staff and volunteers; provides support to supervisor in maintaining accurate records of part time staff qualifications with regards to Standard First Aid, CPR C , Healthy Child Development, AED Responder, and other qualifications that may apply.

  • Actively participates in scheduled programs, meetings and special events; delivers trainings to staff upon request.
  • 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.
  • Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in Physical Education, Recreation Leadership, ECE diploma or related field preferred
  • Minimum 6 months experience working with children
  • Completed and current specialized Certifications include :
  • National Lifeguard Service Award
  • Standard First Aid & CPR C
  • YMCA and / or Red Cross / Lifesaving Instructor certification preferred
  • YMCA Aquatic Fitness Certification or equivalent preferred
  • Current WHMIS certification preferred
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • 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
  • Flexibility regarding assigned hours of work including days, evenings and weekends
  • The position requires the following Core Association Competencies : advanced competence in : Effective Interpersonal Communications;
  • being Member Focused; fundamental competence in : Ethics and Self-Management; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused;
  • Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity & Social Inclusion

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