Children’s Program Leader | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Children’s Program Leader

JOB TITLE: Children’s Program Leader
LOCATION: Innisfil YMCA
DEPARTMENT: Child & Youth Programming
PLACEMENT: Part 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 1,500 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:
Program Leaders are 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.
• Provide care for children aged 0-5 and 6-12 years, allowing parents to participate in on site fitness activities.
• Building relationships with all members, participants, staff and volunteers.
• Identify and create opportunities to enhance each child’s YMCA experience through developmental assets.
• Continuously building relationships with all members, children staff and volunteers.
• Ensure safety in the Child Minding program area, instruct activities, according to YMCA best practices, and adhere to YMCA SAM 2.0 Standards, policies, procedures and protocols.
• In the event of an emergency respond as trained by the Association.
• Plan, organize and deliver daily values based activities that are fun, safe, and age appropriate.
• 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.
• Identify and create opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.
• Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description.
• To maintain current qualifications as required by this position.

JOB KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS:
• Healthy Child Development
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Standard First Aid/CPR ‘C’ Certification
• Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
• SAM 2.0 Training
• Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs (may include mornings, evenings and weekends)
• Mandated training (including AODA, Workplace Violence & Harassment, Health & Safety Awareness, Child Protection, etc.) 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:

Jennifer Bercier
Supervisor of Membership Sales, Service & Involvement
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Email: jen_bercier@ymca.ca

Applications will remain open until March 17, 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.