- Early Childhood Diploma or combination of certification and experience
- Aboriginal ECE training an asset
- Excellent understanding of the Child Care Act and Regulations
- Additional courses/training related to child growth and development as asset
- Adult Facilitation experience an asset
- Comfortable to work with Microsoft Office
- Child Care First Aid/CPR certificate (or willing to obtain one immediately upon starting)
- Must possess a valid Drivers license with a clear diver’s abstract
- Use of personal vehicle may be required
- Satisfactory Criminal Record and Clear Vulnerable Sector Search.
- Three satisfactory professional references
- Immunization records, including a TB test.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, and an orientation to service, the candidate should possess the following eleven competencies:
- Leadership/Coaching – Ability to direct and develop performance of others to achieve desired result.
- Negotiation/Communication/Interpersonal Skills – Ability to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of settings. Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results. Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.
- Planning/Organizing – Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short- and long-term goals.
- Problem Solving – Ability to identify an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, determines possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements and evaluates them.
- Service Strategy – Ability to identify the needs and wants of members/participants as a priority and respond in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s YMCA experience.
- Initiative/Enthusiasm/Innovation – Ability to manage and lead in order to achieve and exceed identified goals.
- Community Awareness and Understanding – Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the vision, mission and values of the organization.
- Project Resource Management – Ability to manage a project from initial planning to completion.
- Strategic Planning/Visioning – Ability to visualize future direction and formulate strategies, plans and action to achieve vision.
- Self-Management – Ability to appropriately manage one’s own emotions and strong feelings; maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstance; and think clearly and stay focused under pressure. Encompasses self-regulation and mindfulness.
- Teamwork/Cooperation – Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others within and across organizational units to achieve common goals; demonstrate respect, cooperation, collaboration and consensus-building.