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Literacy Instructor

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Literacy Instructor – Parry Sound

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Parry Sound, ON

$22 an hour – Part-time

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JOB TITLE: Literacy Instructor
LOCATION: Parry Sound
DEPARTMENT: Employment Services
PLACEMENT: Part time, 25-30 hours per week

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is a registered charity dedicated to building healthy communities by nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within our community.

The YMCA is thrilled to be recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022. The YMCA has always been a place for meaningful work experiences, not only because of the opportunities, but because of why we’re here. When you measure success by how many people you have helped, it adds a deeper sense of purpose to what you’re doing. By striving to improve our employee experience, we have made the YMCA a good place to work while doing good work.

Our YMCA is a trusted and respected employer of 1000 full and part time staff and hundreds of volunteers, serving tens of thousands of people each year in child care, camp, health and fitness, leadership, employment and literacy, immigrant services and youth programming. We provide upwards of $1 million in financial assistance each year to support individuals and families in local communities who otherwise would not be able to afford participation. The YMCA is committed to making its programs open and accessible to everyone.

So much more than buildings and programs, our YMCA is a place to belong and to grow strong. We promote and develop healthy minds and spirits as much as healthy bodies. We support children and youth to grow up strong, confident and resilient. And, we help busy individuals and families at every age and stage to connect with the people, the values and the activities that matter most to them, every day. We are committed to this work at every level of our organization because we know that when we support people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to fulfill health goals, reach their full potential and feel they truly belong, we build stronger communities. We currently operate across Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound.

If you are a Instructor who is passionate about building stronger, healthier and more connected communities, we want to talk to you.

The YMCA Literary Services provides literacy and basic skills instruction to adults, 19 years of age and over. The Literacy Instructor will provide individual basic adult literacy training in areas of Communication, Mathematics and Computer Use. The tutor will report to the Program Coordinator. 


  • 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.
  • Teach adult learners individually in the areas of basic reading, writing, mathematics, computer use and specific employment skills
  • Plan and provide instruction to ensure learner progress toward CLB 6
  • Research current curricula and adapt as necessary for the learners
  • Employ a broad range of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies
  • Maintain accurate records of learner progress
  • Provide a supportive and positive learning environment
  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator to determine ESL needs within the community and plan appropriate programs to address these needs


  • Knowledge of initial reading and writing principles and strategies
  • Experience with adult literacy and essential skills training
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting persons with literacy and learning challenges
  • Post-secondary education in a teaching discipline appropriate for literacy and basic education instruction
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work hours – will include evenings
  • Completion of mandated training (including AODA, Workplace Violence & Harassment, Health & Safety Awareness, Child Protection, etc.) before or shortly after commencement of work
  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

Applications will remain open until July 8, 2022

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.

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 at

Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screen and three professional references for review prior to starting employment.

If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS • The job description presented in this posting is solely that of the employer. The YMCA Employment Service is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of this information and does not accept any liability for the conduct and/or practices of employer.

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