Child & Youth Program Staff
YMCA of Hamilton Burlington Brantford
Ontario, Canadá
9d ago

Overview :

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions.

By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life.

We foster social responsibility and healthy living. The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people

This position requires a commitment to the mission and values of both Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA. It requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of : Responsibility, Caring, Honesty and Respect, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.

Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity. It fulfills its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-

quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.

All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check.

Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and / or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.

Nature & Scope

This position is responsible for the development and delivery of various child and youth programs offered within the Laurier Brantford YMCA.

This position is part-time position (up to 29 hours per week; typical weekly hours to be discussed during interview), with a flexible schedule based on programming needs.

This may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Responsibilities :

  • Design and implement programs for children and youth, with a focus on creativity, flexibility and spontaneity
  • Coach and appropriately supervise children during scheduled programs
  • Maintain communication with parents
  • Oversee and be responsible for the health and safety of participants and volunteers
  • Ensure that Laurier Brantford YMCA Child & Youth policies are implemented
  • Prepare appropriate documentation related to attendance, program plans, incident reports, and other administrative requirements
  • Facilitate / supervise birthday parties (typically occur on weekends)
  • Qualifications

  • Experience in the development and delivery of recreational programs specific to children and youth
  • Experience working with children in a recreational setting is an asset
  • Post-secondary education in Recreation & Leisure, Physical Education or a sports-related field is considered an asset as is previous YMCA experience
  • Current police records check with vulnerable sector search (issued within the past 6 months) is a condition of employment
  • Competencies : Child and Youth Focused

    Child and Youth Focused

    Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth.

    Commitment to Organization Vision and Values

    Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA and Wilfrid Laurier University.


    Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the YMCA and Wilfrid Laurier University.

    Concern for Health and Safety

    Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

    Creativity and Innovation

    Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help achieve the desired results.

    Internal YMCA Applicants :

    The Laurier Brantford YMCA encourages employees within the Association, as well as those employed within the Canadian YMCA / YMCA-

    YWCA Federation and Wilfrid Laurier University to submit their application.

    Please note that in so doing, the Laurier Brantford YMCA reserves the right to contact the applicable YMCA or YMCA-YWCA for purposes of seeking an employment reference throughout the recruitment process.

    Please ensure that prior to submitting your application that you have disclosed to your current supervisor, your intention to submit your application.

    By submitting your application, you understand and agree to allow the Laurier Brantford YMCA to contact your current Association.

    Accessibility :

    The Laurier Brantford YMCA is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities.

    We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA.

    Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate contacting our Human Resources Department.

    The Laurier Brantford YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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