Job Posting 64870

Physical Activity Facilitator, Generation Health
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Chilliwack YMCA
closes in 9 days (Sun, 4 Oct)
part time - term / contract  •  $19.00 per hour


Date Posted:                      September 15, 2020


Position Title:                    Physical Activity Facilitator, 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:                                $19.00 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.

The Generation Health Program is a childhood healthy weights family based healthy lifestyles program developed by the Childhood Obesity Foundation (COF) and delivered by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. The 10-week program and maintenance phase addresses healthy eating, physical activity, mental health and sleep through behaviour change and parenting skills. The program sessions combine theory and activity opportunities delivered by a team. 


Nature and Scope:

The Physical Activity Facilitator will deliver the physical activity portion of the weekly sessions. They will mainly work with the children; however, they will need to provide some fun activity for the families as a whole. The Physical Activity Facilitator will help support evaluation of this pilot program and will be responsible for delivering the content laid out in the facilitator manual. 



  • 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
  • Plan and lead pilot program physical activity sessions including set up and clean up
  • If necessary, substitute for Group Facilitator to deliver session to families
  • Participate in and support pilot program evaluation activities, which may include providing evaluation documentation and focus group participation. 
  • Performing related duties as required



  • Working with groups of children and at times their caregivers with the ability to engage and motivate them to participate in physical activities
  • Holds a current exercise/physical training degree/certificate/qualification
  • HIGH FIVE training and/or other related training such as behaviour change considered an asset
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children and families in a group setting
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C & AED certificate
  • Able to manage and facilitate large groups of children
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with a variety of cultures and family dynamics preferably in a family place setting
  • Knowledge of physical activity guidelines for children and youth
  • Experience leading physical activity for children and youth
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • 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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