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Feb202018

Supervisor Children and Youth - Maternity Leave Contract

Date:  February 20,2018   Placement Date: asap

Supervisor Children Youth, Maternity Leave 1 year Contract

Full Time – Woodstock YMCA

Salary Range:  TBD 

Nature and Scope:

The Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring service excellence in all youth programs. The successful candidate will oversee the supervision and safe operation of these programs; ensuring the YMCA of Western Ontario regulations, National YMCA standards, and  YMCA Priority: SAM (Serving All Members) expectations are met.

The Supervisor will give direct leadership to programs and services that include drop- in programs, instructional programs, specialty courses and sporting leagues.  The Supervisor will supervise all department staff and volunteers through development, training, coaching and program audits.

Responsibilities:

• Manage, coach and support the program team to provide quality program
• Develop and implement an annual program plan, and introduce creative and innovative program options or services on an ongoing basis to enhance program quality and member service
• Perform Human Resource management (including recruitment/selection, training, performance management, recognition) for the program staff/volunteer team
• Provide direct leadership and direct delivery to role model YMCA Standards, YMCA values and Commitment to Service
• Develop and manage programs in accordance with the approved budget
• Develop and involve volunteers through training, relationship building and appreciation events
• Make decisions and solve problems regarding programs, member concerns and behaviours
• Provide direct delivery at membership services counter
• Develop and sustain good member, staff, volunteer and partner relations
• Understand and support YMCA philanthropic initiatives

Qualifications:
 
•Post secondary degree/diploma in Recreation, Physical Education or related experience considered an asset
•Minimum 3 years related work experience
•Minimum 3 years staff/volunteer supervisory experience
•Current Standard First Aid, CPR certification
•Current Criminal Record check including Vulnerable Position Screening

Competencies:
 
Problem Solving – Identifying issues and coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses and implementing them
Quality Focus – Ensures that success criteria for self, staff and programs are set, reviewed and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery
Leadership – Guides, motivates, and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes
Initiative – Does the right thing at the right time without being asked
Coaching and Development – Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development


If you are interested in this position please send a letter of application and résumé by Friday March 9th, 2018 to:

Andrea Freeman
YMCA of Western Ontario
Email:  afreeman@ymcawo.ca

We thank all interested applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Western Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations

Tuesday
Feb202018

Summer Day Camp Opportunities - St. Thomas

Tuesday
Feb202018

Group Fitness Instructor - Woodstock

Date:  February 20, 2018  

Position:  Group Fitness Instructor – Including but not limited to: Yoga, Zumba and Personal Trainer

Location:  Woodstock YMCA

Responsibilities

• To provide excellence in the quality of instruction of group fitness classes offered to our membership base.
• To promote YMCA Mission, Vision and Values through the implementation and leadership of programs and services.
• To generate positive experiences for each individual that you meet through excellence in customer service and relations.
• To create an environment that fosters open communication with members, staff and fellow volunteers.
• To provide safe environments that fosters a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere.
• To role model a clean culture in classes.
• To arrive at least ten minutes prior to the commencement of class in order to foster a positive environment.
• To educate and motivate Group Fitness participants.
• Reports to Supervisor, Group Health and Wellness.

Other Job Details

To assist the Woodstock YMCA in providing exercise classes to the community, to model a healthy lifestyle in a supportive setting while upholding the Mission, Vision and Values of the YMCA and exceeding relative programming standards. 

Salary/Wage:   TBD 

Qualifications & Experience:

• Group fitness certification preferred
• Related education or certifications within the fitness industry.
• Understanding of physical fitness principles in relation to Group Fitness.
• Outstanding people skills are essential.
• Experience with choreographed programming is an asset.
• Valid First Aid and CPR.
• Completed criminal reference check.

Competencies:

 *Relationship Building        *Teamwork        *Strong Work Ethic
 *Initiative and Dedication   *Flexibility          *Interpersonal Skills

Posting Expiry Date:  March 6, 2018

To apply please forward a cover letter and resume to: 

Amy Luciani
Adult Health and Wellness Coordinator
aluciani@ymcawo.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Western Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations

Tuesday
Feb202018

Day Camp Program Coordinator - St. Thomas

Date: February 20, 2018

Position: Day Camp Program Coordinator

Location: Family YMCA of St. Thomas- Elgin

Contract Dates: June 18-August 31, 2018

Salary/Wage: $14.00/hourly

Job Summary:

The YMCA operates a Summer Day Camp program during July and August at the St. Thomas YMCA. The Program Coordinator is an expert in program delivery. They have the ability to teach all program areas with their eyes closed and their hands tied behind their backs (not that they would, but they could). They have a wealth of back pocket games, know all the songs, and can teach first year Counsellors how to be an expert at leading their campers in high energy games. The Program Coordinator also makes sure the right campers, are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right activities.

Responsibilities:

• Review and write program curriculum
• Prepare and deliver summer staff training in conjunction with the leadership team
• Ensure program quality and goals are met
• Oversee program logistics
• Teach staff how to lead camp activities
• Develop weekly program schedules for all age sections
• Organize and deliver BIG DAY programming
• Assist with overall site leadership as member of leadership team
• Provide support to Counsellors managing camper behaviours
• Maintain program equipment inventory and purchase program equipment as needed
• Facilitate the ropes course with the leadership team
• Assist with overall site leadership as member of leadership team

Minimum Qualifications:

• Minimum YMCA day camp staff requirements (see above)
• Experience in day or residential camp
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to teach all camp programs listed in the activity section of the day camp brochure
• Strong interpersonal skills and works well with people
• Comfortable speaking (or singing and dancing) in front of large groups of campers

Required Competencies:

• Child and Youth focus
• Business Orientation
• Leadership
• Concern for Health and Safety
• Customer Service Orientation
• Teamwork
• Flexibility
• Integrity
• Initiative

Other Job Details:

• Some evening and weekend work may be required
Why the Y
• An opportunity to work in a charitable organization open to all regardless of background, belief or ability
• A connection to an international organization time honoured by many
• A chance to work with staff who, for the past several years, have documented a satisfaction rate of over 90% on the Staff Satisfaction Survey
• A place where people care about each other and their community; where the Y’s core values respect, caring, honesty and responsibility are practiced each and every day
• Hands-on training and transferable skills which will set you up for success now and in the future
• A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being
• A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs with high interests in the excellence of our programs

To Apply:

1. Submit resume and cover letter to Elyse Golian, Manager of Child, Youth, and Day Camp egolian@ymcawo.ca
2. Deadline for application is March 18, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Western Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

Tuesday
Feb202018

Day Camp Site Supervisor - St. Thomas

Date: February 20, 2018

Position: Day Camp Site Supervisor

Location: Family YMCA of St. Thomas- Elgin

Contract Dates: June 18-August 31, 2018

Salary/Wage: $14.50/hourly

Job Summary:

The YMCA operates a Summer Day Camp program during July and August at the St. Thomas YMCA. We are looking for a Site Supervisor who will be responsible for providing leadership to the daily operations. The successful candidate is ultimately responsible for camper safety and enjoyment, managing a staff team of up to 20 employees and volunteers, solving problems and providing excellent customer service. They are committed to the goals and philosophies of the YMCA and bring with them a proven track record of progressive leadership in a summer camp or outdoor education setting.

Responsibilities:

• Coordinating daily operations of day camp programs
• Direct supervisor to staff team, including ongoing guidance, coaching, and performance management
• Supervise, guide, and collaborating with the Program Director
• Direct program facilitation
• Communicating and problem solving with summer day camp families
• Ongoing risk management and crisis response following YMCA procedures
• Provide leadership to Day camp staff and program
• Prepare reports and perform administrative duties
• Ensure quality standards are achieved

Minimum Qualifications:

▪ Current Standard First Aid and CPR C
▪ Clear Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Persons Screening
▪ 3 years Summer camp (day or residential) experience
▪ Experience training and supervising staff
▪ Well developed organization and time management skills
▪ Returning to school in September considered an asset
▪ Excellent references from a Camp or Outdoor Education setting

Required Competencies:

• Child and Youth focus
• Business Orientation
• Leadership
• Concern for Health and Safety
• Customer Service Orientation
• Teamwork
• Flexibility
• Integrity
• Initiative

Other Job Details:

• Some evening and weekend work may be required
Why the Y
• An opportunity to work in a charitable organization open to all regardless of background, belief or ability
• A connection to an international organization time honoured by many
• A chance to work with staff who, for the past several years, have documented a satisfaction rate of over
90% on the Staff Satisfaction Survey
• A place where people care about each other and their community; where the Y’s core values respect, caring,
honesty and responsibility are practiced each and every day
• Hands-on training and transferable skills which will set you up for success now and in the future
• A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and
well-being
• A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs with high interests in the excellence of our programs

To Apply

1. Submit resume and cover letter to Elyse Golian, Manager of Child, Youth, and Day Camp
egolian@ymcawo.ca
2. Deadline for application is March 11, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Western Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders
including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter
our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the
requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated
standards and regulations.

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