Child and Youth Supervisor (Laurier Brantford YMCA)
Laurier Brantford YMCA
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At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life. We foster social responsibility and healthy living.
The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people.
This position requires a commitment to the mission and values of both Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA. It requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of: Responsibility, Caring, Honesty, Respect and Belonging, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults. Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity. It fulfills its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.
All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check. Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and/or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Child and Youth Supervisor (Laurier Brantford YMCA).
The Child and Youth Supervisor participates as a member of the Health, Fitness & Aquatics team and provides leadership to the programs for all members under sixteen years of age ensuring program excellence. This position reports to the Program Manager and is responsible for program planning and implementation, customer service, staff and volunteer recruitment, training, and performance management.
Please note that this position requires the successful incumbent to be flexible and available to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends, school breaks and holidays dependent on program needs.
This position requires a commitment to the mission and values of both Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA. It requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of: Responsibility, Caring, Honesty, Respect and Belonging, as well as a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults. Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity. It fulfills its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.
Provides supervision and training to the child and youth staff and volunteer team
Direct delivery of some children and youth programs.
Provide direct leadership to Youth Leader Corps, being a mentor and role model for our young YMCA leaders.
Participate in the planning and delivery of the Spring Leader Corps Conference at YMCA Camp Wanakita
Be a contributing member of the Branch Leadership Team including scheduled Team Leader shifts
Monitor child and youth area to ensure financial targets are met.
Develop, implement and assess the quality of all instructional, recreational and open programs for participants
Build and maintain strong relationships with parents and families, delivering excellence in customer service to all members, especially this group.
Prepares departmental payroll and staff schedules
Diploma in Leisure & Recreation or related field
Previous experience supervising staff, including recruitment, training and conducting performance appraisals
Experience in a recreation environment working with and programming for children, youth and teens
Previous YMCA experience is an asset, as is knowledge of YMCA Priority S.A.M standards
Computer skills using Microsoft Windows applications and CLASS
Certified Standard First Aid and CPRC
Current Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
Competencies Child & Youth Focused
Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth
Coaching and Development
Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and self-development
Commitment to Organization Vision and Values
Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the Laurier Brantford YMCA
Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Laurier Brantford YMCA
Concern for Health and Safety
Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction Salary : $34,320 Please Note :If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume by January 24th, 2019 to
the attention of:
Ann Abraham, Human Resources Specialist
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
We thank all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Employment Equity & Accessibility at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.