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YMCA Day Camp Counsellor- Stoney Creek YMCA

Why the Y?
- 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 can 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:

: YMCA Day Camp Counsellor- Stoney Creek YMCA

: 920 Sunningdale Road East

Start Date
: June 2019

: $14.00

How to apply:
Resume, cover letter and references must be submitted before May 30th. Please review contact information provided below

• 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


• 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:

Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Olivia Sadler, Manager of Child, Youth Family & Day Camp at the Stoney Creek YMCA (olivia.sadler@swo.ymca.ca). Deadline for application is May 30th, 2019

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


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