Youth Program Leader | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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JOB TITLE:  Youth Program Leader
LOCATION: YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka – Gravenhurst, On
DEPARTMENT: Child & Youth

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe and Muskoka Counties in Central Ontario.

With a staff complement of 900+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $33 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 4,000 day campers in addition to 800 residence 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 employment centres, including Huntsville and Parry Sound.

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”.

Reporting to the Supervisor Child, Youth & Aquatics, the Child and Youth Program Leader is responsible for ensuring a safe environment and delivering quality, values based programming and services to children, youth and families.

• 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.
• Continuously building relationships with all members, participants, staff and volunteers.
• Ensure all safety, program instruction best practices and procedures are adhered to.
•In the event of an emergency respond as trained by the Association.
• 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.
• Identify and create opportunities to enhance each and every persons YMCA experience.
• To maintain current qualifications as required by this position.
• Models appropriate behaviour in line with our Mission, Vision and Values; establishes rapport and maintains effective relationship building behaviours with members, volunteers, and staff.
• Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner. Maintains a positive and professional approach and image with members, volunteers, staff and community partners.
• Must be visible, approachable, and maintain a strong presence while on duty.
• Flexible work week including days, evenings and weekends.

• Current CPR and Standard First Aid Certification
• Current Criminal Reference Check


• 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

• Child and Youth Focused: Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth.

• Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the YMCA.

• Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

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

• Quality Focused: Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior.

• Initiative: Does the right thing at the right time without being asked.

• Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.


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

Melissa Bramham
Supervisor of Child, Youth & Aquatics
Gravenhurst YMCA
Fax: 705-792-7874

Applications will remain open until March 8, 2013.

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.