Job Posting - Child Minder | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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JOB TITLE:
Child Minder (Part-Time Position)
Gravenhurst YMCA
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Gravenhurst, ON

PLACEMENT: September 2011

SITUATION:
The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka 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.

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 $24 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 19,000 annual members and participants through its seven centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound and Wasaga Beach.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka has 56 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 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.

NATURE AND SCOPE:
We are looking for a dynamic individual to be responsible for ensuring a safe environment and delivering quality, value based programming and services to children, youth and families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide Child Minding services for infants and children ages six weeks to 12 years of age that allows parents to participate in onsite fitness activities
• Building relationship relationships with all members, participants, staff and volunteers
• Identify and create opportunities to enhance each child’s YMCA experience through developmental assets
• Continuously building relationship 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 Standards. Polices procedures and protocols
• In the event of an emergency respond as trained by the Association
• Plan, organize and deliver daily value based activities that are fun, safe, and age appropriate
• Maintain records as needed, including attendance sheets, program area maintenance items and daily checklist
• 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 YMCA experience
• To maintain current qualification as required by this position
• Flexible work week including days, evenings and weekends.

JOB KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS:
• Healthy Child Development
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Standard First Aid/ CPR ‘C’
• Current Criminal Reference Check

CORE COMPETENCIES:
• Commitment to Organization Vision and Values
• Child Focused
• Concern for Health and Safety
• Service Orientation
• Problem Solving

EFFECT ON END RESULT:
• High membership retention rates and survey scores will indicate value and member commitment

AUTHORITY & RESPONSIBILITY:
• Reports to the Supervisor of Child, Youth and Aquatics

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Reports to the Supervisor of Child, Youth and Aquatics

 

If you are interested in this position please send a letter of application and résumé by October 2, 2011 to 

Tara Gregor
General Manager
Gravenhurst YMCA
Fax: 705-792-7874
Email: tara_gregor@ymca.ca