Job Posting 64869

Program Assistant, Generation Health
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Chilliwack YMCA
closing tomorrow (Fri, 25 Sep)
part time - term / contract  •  $16.00 per hour


Date Posted:                      September 15, 2020


Position Title:                    Program Assistant, Generation Health

Location:                            Chilliwack YMCA


Terms:                                Part-time, Temporary


Hours of Work:                 3 hours per week (plus additional hours for meetings, trainings, prep/report writing)

Shift:                                  Sundays 12:30PM – 3:30PM


Start Date:                         October 25, 2020

End Date:                           December 22, 2020


Salary:                               $16.00 per hour


Reports to:                        Manager, Community Health



The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behavior—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.


For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, childcare, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.


Nature and Scope:

The Program Assistant will help both the Group Facilitator and the Physical Activity Facilitator. The main focus for this position is to engage and motivate children to participate in activity. 



  • Attend training workshop for the pilot program
  • Participate in regular pilot program delivery team meetings to support the ongoing development and implementation of the pilot program
  • Develop a thorough understanding of pilot program delivery model and resources
  • Participate in quality assurance procedures
  • Maintain a good understanding of and implement local sites' policies including Health and Safety, Child Protection, Data Protection, and Anti-bullying policy
  • Maintain client confidentiality according to established policy
  • Assisting the Group Facilitator and Physical Activity Facilitator in all aspects of delivery of the pilot program including session preparation and session delivery
  • Performing related duties as required



  • Working with groups of children and adults with the ability to engage and motivate
  • Prior involvement in exercise or exercise sessions is considered an asset
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with a variety of cultures and family dynamics preferably in a family place setting
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective cooperative relationships
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Ideally trained in Run-Jump-Throw, High Five, YMCA Healthy Child Development, Fundamental Movement Skills and/or behaviour change
  • First Aid/CPR certificate considered an asset
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date



In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:


Leading Self

  • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
  • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

  • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
  • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

  • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
  • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y




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