School Age Coordinator | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

School Age Coordinator

JOB TITLE: School Age Coordinator
LOCATION: Beeton – M.S Ronan
DEPARTMENT: Child and Family Development
PLACEMENT: Full -time

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 1000 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.”

Under the direction of the Manager, the Coordinator gives leadership and supervision to YMCA Staff and volunteers and is accountable for the overall operation of the Child Care Centre, ensuring adherence to the Mission, Vision and Values of the YMCA, Quality Assurance Statement, YMCA curriculum standards as well as all legislative requirements set forth by the Ministry of Education, Municipalities, Public Health and Fire Chief.

• 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.
• Models appropriate and professional behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values
• Establishes rapport and maintains effective relationship building behaviours
• Understands and participates in YMCA philanthropic commitments, imparts this knowledge upon staff, volunteers, families and the community, connects with families and offers opportunities to give, either financially or their personal time, including participation in special events within the centre and the community
• Demonstrates strong support and commitment to community activities, representing the YMCA in a professional manner
• Shares resources and assists other centres as requested
• Self manages on-going professional development;
– Responsible for achieving successful completion of all required trainings in first year of employment which could include YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum phase one trainings, CATCH, YMCA Healthy Child Development
– Attend other YMCA Child and Family Development training programs as required

• Follows the supervision and guidance of their supervisor. Discusses policy or liability with direct supervisor as required.
• Develops and sustains good working relationships with provincial and municipal authorities including but not limited to:
– MEDU Program Advisors

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

• Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Early Childhood Education Diploma, Equivalency or MEDU Director’s Approval
• Registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators
• Minimum of two years’ experience working in child care
• Current First Aid and CPR Level C Certification
• Current Immunization Record, Clear Tb Test, Medical Note confirming fit to work in Day Nursery
• Skilled in the application of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, charitable Association
• Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, particularly regarding split shifts
• Ability to establish rapport and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills with children, families, staff, volunteers, community agencies, MEDU representatives, Health and Fire Departments
• Experience and sensitivity in dealing with all members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
• Safe Food Handlers certification
• Child Protection orientation
• AODA training
• Health & Safety Awareness training
• Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) training
• Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work
• Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs


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

Dianne Sceviour
Supervisor, Child Development and Family Support Program
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Applications will remain open until February 24th 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.