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Tuesday
Feb192019

Camp Director - Woodstock

Why the Y?

Imagine……
 
• A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
• A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so many ways;
• A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
• A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.

At the YMCA
• you will feel connected to community,
• you will meet new people,
• you will expand your knowledge base,
• you will have career development opportunities
• you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere! 

This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y
With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth.  From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

“The Y has given me more than I could imagine.  It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.” ~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community?

As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:

Date:  February 2019
    
Placement Date:  May 2019

Location: Woodstock YMCA 808 Dundas St, Woodstock, Ontario.   

Role: Camp Director

Salary Wage: To be determined

Submission date: On or before March 4, 2019   

Nature and Scope: The YMCA operates a Summer Day Camp program during July and August at the
Woodstock YMCA. We are looking for a Site Director 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, 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, recreation or outdoor education setting.

Responsibilities:

• Coordinate daily operations of day camp program
• Direct supervisor to staff team, including ongoing guidance, training, coaching, and performance management
• Direct program facilitation
• Assist in the hiring of camp staff
• Communicating and problem solving with summer day camp families
• Supporting program marketing efforts
• Responsible for assisting with operating budget
• Create, manage and deliver Day Camp programming
• 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

Qualifications & Experience:

• Current Standard First Aid and CPR B or C
• Summer camp (day or residential) experience
• Post-secondary studies in Recreation / Education an asset
• Well developed organization and time management skills
• Clear Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Persons Screening
• Excellent references from a Camp or Outdoor Education setting.

Competencies:

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

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

Application process:

If you are interested in this position please email a letter of application and résumé to:
Amy Luciani, Coordinator of Child, Youth and Day Camp, Woodstock, YMCA   amy.luciani@swo.ymca.ca
808 Dundas St Woodstock, Ontario N4S 1G4
Phone: 519-539-6181 ext 4103

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
Feb192019

YMCA Day Camp Counsellor

Why the Y?

Imagine……
 
• A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
• A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so many ways;
• A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
• A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.

At the YMCA

• you will feel connected to community,
• you will meet new people,
• you will expand your knowledge base,
• you will have career development opportunities
• you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere! 

This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y

With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth.  From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

“The Y has given me more than I could imagine.  It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.” ~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community?

As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:

Date:  February 2018

Position: YMCA Day Camp Counsellor

Location: Windsor YMCA at Central Park Athletics

Start Date: June 2019

Compensation: $14.00

Benefits:

• 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
• An opportunity to work in a charitable organization open to all regardless of background, belief or ability
• 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

Responsibilities

• Camp Counsellors are accountable for the direct delivery of camp programs
• Greet each family and camper with a smile, using their name whenever possible
• Act proactively to develop positive relationships with campers and guardians
• Respond to first aid and emergency situations
• Demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and dedication in preparing and executing programs
• Promote and maintain a safe and clean program environment
• Implement lesson plans
• Create an educational, enjoyable and supervised environment for children
• Be responsive to diverse cultural heritage, values and individual experiences
• Directly address parent concerns and liaison those concerns to supervisors

Qualifications & Experience:
• Satisfactory Police Records Check
• Experience working with Children and Youth is an asset
• Effective communication and leadership skills
• Current CPR Level C, Standard First Aid, and AED certification

Competencies:
• Values - Consistently demonstrates the Y's values.  Shows genuine concern for the needs, feelings, and well-being of others, even under stress.  Acts with integrity and credibility in all situations.
• Community - Anticipates and takes action to meet the needs of members and the community.  Responds to requests, inquiries, concerns, and complaints in a timely and appropriate fashion to assure that members feel valued.  Seeks out and uses member and community feedback to improve programs and services.
• Relationships - Develops and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with volunteers, members and colleagues at all levels of the organization.  Proactively assists other in meeting goals by sharing information and resources.  Welcomes opportunities to work in small communities.
• Emotional Maturity - Takes responsibility for own mistakes and learns from them.  Solicits and is open to performance feedback and coaching.  Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.

To Apply:

1. Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Mustafa Shafi, Manager of Aquatics, Child, Youth & Camp Mustafa.shafi@swo.ymca.ca
2. Deadline for application is June 1st, 2019

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

The YMCA of Southwestern 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.

 

Thursday
Feb142019

Development Officer – Chatham Kent – Part Time

Why the Y?
Imagine……
A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so many ways;
A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.

At the YMCA
you will feel connected to community, 
you will meet new people, 
you will expand your knowledge base, 
you will have career development opportunities
you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere!  

This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y
With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth.  From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

“The Y has given me more than I could imagine.  It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.” ~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community? 

As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:

Date: February 14, 2019

Position:  Development Officer – Chatham Kent – Part Time (approx. 25 hours/week)

Location: Chatham- Kent YMCA 101 Courthouse Lane, Chatham ON N7L 0B5

Start Date: ASAP

Compensation: Commensurate with experience 

Benefits
candidates will be eligible to participate in our full benefit plan upon completion of a minimum of 25hrs per week every week for 10 consecutive months
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 

Responsibilities:
Annual Campaign Fundraising 
Manage, Recruit and support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign Volunteer Team with annual campaign
Assist with Health, Fitness and Aquatics (HFA) location successful annual fundraising campaigns to meet annual goals
Build relationships and steward donors and supporters
Complete Sponsor funding requests and stewardship for local fundraising
Technical & Admin Support
Compose and produce philanthropy related communications, marketing and stewardship material for Chatham Kent Community 
Assistance in the preparation and update of presentations for foundation and campaign meetings

Qualifications & Experience:
Satisfactory Police Records Check
University or College Degree in related field
Minimum 3 years’ Development experience; donor relations, community fundraising, volunteer management and corporate development
Proficiency in MS Office applications is required; experience with pulling reports, registration management, input on event website creation and updates, marketing and communication materials regarding stewardship is an asset

Competencies:
Ability to develop relationships quickly and easily
Must be able to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks and priorities
Approaches all tasks and responsibilities from a customer service perspective
Strong problem-solving and organizational skills; effective time management and ability to meet deadlines; ability to manage a flexible schedule
Must hold a valid driver’s license and have own vehicle or Reliable transportation to facilitate travel between branches
Knowledge of Revenue Canada rules around donation receipting and general Fund Development topics

To Apply:
1. Submit resume to workforymca@swo.ymca.ca 
2. Deadline for application is February 26, 2019
3. Please answer the following questions in the body of your email. Please do not include the responses in a separate document.

Only those applicants that complete these instructions will be considered for an interview. A cover letter in addition to this information is not required: 
a. Please describe your philosophy of fund development’s role within an organization. 
b. Please identify the 5 key competencies you believe are critical to success in this role and provide an example of how you have demonstrated each of those through your professional experience. 
c. Please indicate your salary expectations.

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

The YMCA of Southwestern 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.





Thursday
Feb142019

Day Camp Councellor Employment Opportunities 2019

Thursday
Feb142019

Newcomer Settlement Advisor (Full time- permanent)

Why the Y?

Imagine……
 
• A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
• A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so many ways;
• A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
• A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.

At the YMCA

• you will feel connected to community,
• you will meet new people,
• you will expand your knowledge base,
• you will have career development opportunities
• you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere! 

This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y - With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario  is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth.  From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

“The Y has given me more than I could imagine.  It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.”~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community?

As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:

Date:  February 14, 2019
PositionNewcomer Settlement Advisor (Full time- permanent) Must speak Arabic
 
Location: London, Ontario

Start Date: March 11, 2019

Compensation: TBD
Benefits:

• Candidate will be eligible to participate in our full benefit plan upon successful completion of their 90 day probationary period
• 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
             
Responsibilities: 

• Determine eligibility for services and conducts initial assessments to identify needs and obstacles to success.
• Provide guidance and information to newcomers in order to meet immediate everyday needs including housing, banking, shopping, education, health services, etc.
• Assist clients in setting realistic goals, priorities and development of action plans through solution focused settlement plan
• Refer newcomers to appropriate internal and external programs and resources, such as welcoming communities’ programs, Newcomer Youth Leadership Development Program, Language Training, employment, education, health care, legal, recreation, etc.
• Implement accepted settlement counseling practices and procedures including accurate documentation, continuous assessment, file maintenance and follow-up
• Maintain and expand client base through outreach, which includes community visits, developing outreach materials and promoting community networks
• Represent the agency on appropriate community networks focused on immigration issues and refugee status and works in conjunction with other agencies and community groups to co-ordinate/facilitate the delivery of services
• Advocate on clients’ behalf, when appropriate, with agencies, organizations and institutions
• Assist with exploration, research and development of workshops and programs that address identified client needs
• Deliver group orientation and information sessions for newcomers and the public
• Provide leadership and direction in assigned projects that benefit our clients and the YMCA i.e. Strong Kids, Peace Week, etc.
• Recruit, train and supervise volunteers for the program
• Other duties as required

Qualifications & Experience:

• University degree in Social Work, Sociology, Political Science and/or any related area
• Knowledge of Immigration and government funded/ community programs (i.e. Ontario Works, Legal Aid, CAS, etc.)
• Must be fluent in Arabic language with strong written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiar with using a database
• Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity towards the challenges facing immigrant newcomers
• Experience working with diverse populations
• Settlement Counseling and solution-based counselling background
• Proven ability to understand and interpret complex documentation, applications, etc.
• Highly developed research skills
• Comfortable and effective communicating in group situations
• Previous experience working within the Settlement Sector (an asset)
• Must provide a current Criminal Record Check as per the Association’s policy

Competencies:

• Integrity
• Diversity
• Self-Management
• Strong Communication Skills
• Problem Solving
• Creativity and Innovation
• Conflict resolution
• Relationship Building
• Sense of Community
• Teamwork
• Tolerance for Ambiguity

To Apply:

1. Submit resume and cover letter to: Laure Khalil Manager of Settlement, Newcomer Services
at laure.khalil@swo.ymca.ca
2. Deadline for application is February 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

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

The YMCA of Southwestern 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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