Job Posting - Team Leader, Emp Services | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Team Leader, Employment Services

YMCA Employment Service, Parry Sound
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

January 2012

Band 4

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, now one of the 5 largest YMCA’s in Canada, can trace back its roots more than 100 years. Currently, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 60,000 people in Simcoe County and District of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario.

Unique to Simcoe/Muskoka, is that it serves 25 communities within a county area. Each community is unique, has its own culture and has expectations that their uniqueness will be served. The vast geographical territory that this YMCA serves, creates a challenge for YMCA leaders to be constantly externally visible within the diverse communities it serves.

With a staff complement in excess of 700 full and part-time people, combined with more than 3,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $31 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 27,000 annual members and participants through its current seven centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound and Wasaga Beach, and in the fall 2011, Gravenhurst.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka has 71 licensed YMCA Child Care Centres providing services to greater than 3,000 families, making it the largest Child Care provider in the region. Over 45,000 day campers and 800 residence campers register in our summer programs. More than 15,000 people are served through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park, and staff counsels over 20,000 people in several employment centres and programs across our region, including Midland, Huntsville and Parry Sound. Newcomers to our area receive guidance in settling into their new life in Canada, through our YMCA Newcomer Services program.

Our YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka works hard to ensure children and families have the tools, the knowledge and the services to remain healthy and safe. The YMCA promotes positive health messages and opportunities for children and their families to live healthy and active lifestyles.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “The YMCA is a charity that excels in strengthening our communities by providing opportunities for all to grow in Spirit, Mind and Body.” Our Vision is to be recognized as the community leader in lifelong health and personal growth.

To provide the leadership, direction and support to ensure the successful operation of the Employment Service in Parry Sound.

• Manage the Parry Sound Employment Ontario contract and any initiated Employment Services contracts, making certain all participant targets, quality measures, and financial objectives are achieved

• Provide general support and direction to staff and volunteers, maintaining effective communication to ensure satisfactory service to the client and that contract objectives are met

• Promote the YMCA in the community through fostering relationships with project partners, funders, and community partners• Initiate the development and implementation of a plan that supports the YMCA vision related to the strategic plan, investigating opportunities that focus on the improvement and expansion of service• Ensure the effective flow of communication by reporting on any matters of note or concern regarding employment services to the Association in a timely manner; to effectively flow communications within YMCA Employment Services

• University degree and/or College equivalent with a focus on Social Sciences and/or Humanities
• Minimum of 2 years experience in a supervisory position in an employment/social service setting
• Minimum of 3 years experience with the YMCA, a charity or non-profit organization
• Career counseling experience both one on one and in large group setting
• Previous experience working with participants facing significant barriers to employment
• Previous YMCA Management Experience an asset
• Proficient in MS Word, Power Point, Access, and Excel
• Strong communication skills both verbal and written
• Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

Coaching and Development:
Commits to assisting participants, staff and self in continuous learning and development.

Results Oriented: Ability to manage and lead to achieve and exceed goals.

Quality Focus: Gives leadership to ensuring environments and experiences or participants and customers meet or surpass their expectations.

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

Leadership: Guides, motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes.

Planning/Organizing: Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term work goals.


If you are interested in this position please email your cover letter and resume, by 4:30pm on January 18th, 2012. 

Karen Ferguson
Manager, Employment and Literacy Programs
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka