Job Posting 60934

Director - Child Care
YMCA of Northern Alberta
Central Alberta, Grande Prairie
closes in 34 days (Tue, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $45,000 - $58,000 / year

The YMCA of Northern Alberta is a charitable organization that provides health and fitness opportunities, child care, housing, community initiatives, and other quality programs in Edmonton, Red Deer, Wood Buffalo, and Grande Prairie.

When you work at the YMCA, you’ll play an important part in building strong, thriving communities while positively impacting people’s lives. Join our team at the Y, a place where everyone belongs — including you.

Are you a passionate leader who can inspire, coach and lead a great team? Do you have a passion for working with children? Looking to work for an organization that you can feel good about? Do you like being active and helping kids make healthy choices?


Director of Child Care Services


As part of the Child Care Team, you are responsible for all aspects of the Child Care Program. You will provide leadership in the delivery of all programs and services offered in their assigned location. You have the opportunity to create a desirable environment at the YMCA through their personal responsibility of representing the YMCA as a charity and with their contribution to the Strong Kids Campaign. Through its accountability for the program delivery, you will utilize your skills in ensuring that the members and participants of the YMCA are being treated well and the programs are able to deliver to their needs.  


What You’ll Bring to the Job 

  • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
  • Have fun
  • Encourage and motivate your team
  • Oversee service delivery by working with a team to carry out the curriculum by following YMCA policy and procedures; providing appropriate activities and aware of individual child’s development to create and sustain growth for children
  • Provides coaching and relationship development (communication with family and children) by ensuring confidentiality, professionalism policies are being followed, and respect is shown to parties 
  • Carry out administration duties such as P2L documentation, journals, and program planning to ensure documentation is correct and recorded for others 
  • Follows association goals and strategic planning by demonstrating personal responsibility for the YMCA charity and contribution to the Strong Kids campaign to encourage support and participation, as well as creating a desired environment for the YMCA 
  • Assign and schedule the work of others.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance and feedback to others.
  • Conduct formal performance reviews and coaching
  • Modifies existing processes by correcting problems, resolving issues and updating existing work methods

 What You’ll Need for This Job

  • 1-2 years of leadership experience
  • Child Worker CertificateLevel 3
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Specialized knowledge in working with children 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of required policies and protocols and ensures their implementation

 What We Can Offer You

  • A meaningful job in a caring work environment with a friendly and professional team
  • A culture of honesty, respect, and pride in what we do
  • Colleagues who bring diverse perspectives and talents to the workplace
  • The opportunity to grow into new employment opportunities
  • A comprehensive benefits package comparable to some of Canada’s best employers
  • A generous vacation entitlement that increases with seniority
  • A membership to our health, fitness & aquatics facilities for you and your family
  • Reduced fees in YMCA programs such as Child Care and Day Camps (depending on availability, capacity, and employment status)

The YMCA of Northern Alberta is an inclusive organization that values diversity. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted. Successful candidates will be required to submit a Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Search prior to first day of work.

When you work at the YMCA, it’s more than a job… it’s where you’ll make a difference. Apply today!


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