Aquatics Coordinator | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Aquatics Coordinator

LOCATION: Gravenhurst
DEPARTMENT: Child, Youth & Aquatics
PLACEMENT: Full-time

ABOUT THE YMCA OF SIMCOE/MUSKOKA:
The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario. The YMCA is one of the largest charities within our service area, providing over $1.1 million annually of support and access to our programs and services.

With a staff complement of 1200+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $39 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach; 3,000 Child Care families across a number of communities; registers 5,000 day campers in addition to 1500 overnight campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several community development programs.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “My Y is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community.” Our Vision for the future is “My Y inspires people to reach their full potential.”

GENERAL FUNCTION:
The Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring a safe environment and delivering quality, values-based programming and services to children, youth and families.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
• Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
• Teaching and coaching a variety of YMCA child, youth and family programs, both on land and in the pool.
• Give direct leadership to the YMCA Youth Leadership program
• Continuously building relationships with all members, participants, staff and volunteers.
• Ensure all safety, program instruction best practices and procedures are adhered to.
• Plan, organize and implement core lesson plans/daily lesson plans, progress reports and evaluations.
• Maintain records as needed, including attendance sheets, program area maintenance items and daily checklists.
• Work as part of a team to ensure a clean and well maintained facility at all times.
• Provide administrative support to Supervisor, Child, Youth & Aquatics as required including staff scheduling, training and supervision.
• Act as a team leader, modelling best practices with respect to Healthy Child Development, Healthy Adolescent Development and YMCA aquatics and land programming.
• Act as Manager on Duty as assigned.
• Identify and create opportunities to enhance each and every persons YMCA experience.
• To maintain current qualifications as required by this position.
• Flexible work week including days, evenings and weekends.
• Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description.
• Monitor all programs and services for quality, consistency, retention and overall effectiveness.
• Follow all YMCA standards and best practises, protocols and regulations as defined by the association, the Health Department, and other governing bodies.
• To participate as a senior member of the Child, Youth & Aquatics staff team and the centre senior staff team as required.
• Maintain a high level of retention among qualified, high performing child, youth and aquatics staff and volunteers through ongoing role modeling, coaching and mentoring
• Ensure a front line presence during day, evening and weekend hours as required by YMCA programs and services. Interact with members and participants on a regular basis in order to maintain accessibility and foster relationships.
• Provide front line support to the other departments as required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS:
• Degree or Diploma in a relevant discipline (Recreation, Child & Youth Worker, Physical Education, etc)
• Healthy Child Development training
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Standard First Aid/CPR Certification ‘C’
• National Lifeguard certification required
• Swim instructor certification preferred
• Minimum 1 year experience working with children & youth in a program delivery environment
• Current police reference check
• HAD training an asset
• Child Protection orientation
• AODA training
• Health & Safety Awareness training
• Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) training
• PCI Compliance
• Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs
• Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work

Qualified candidates who wish to be considered are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Jess Burns
Supervisor, Child, Youth & Aquatics
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Email: jess.burns@sm.ymca.ca 

Applications will remain open until October 27th 2017.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department.