Glenview Elementary (Hart)
27 hours/ week from Sept to June with possibility of summer hours in another role, if desired
Mandatory availability 2:30-5:30pm Mon-Fri with other hours flexible
What you will gain
8% Vacation Pay
YMCA Membership and Discount on Child Care
5 Paid Sick Days/Year
Who we are
Rooted in Northern BC for over 50 years, the YMCA of Northern BC is a charity of over 400 staff and volunteers working together to strengthen the foundations of our community through promoting healthy living, fostering belonging, inclusion, and connection, and helping children, families, and seniors thrive. We offer opportunities for personal growth and create social change through child care services, camp programs, community health services, employment services, recreation, and health and fitness services.
What you will do
At the YMCA people are our greatest asset and we are proud to be an employer of choice. Working at the YMCA means you are part of a fun, positive team in an environment of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and inclusivity. The YMCA is committed to providing our community the support it needs to thrive through employment, youth services, and programming for families and seniors. We believe a vibrant, healthy community is one in which everyone feels a sense of belonging and connection.
What you will bring
Our caring community health providers are passionate about helping children, youth, families, and seniors live well. They believe in guiding each individual through a holistic approach to health that embodies all aspects of physical, mental, and social well-being to support people to live healthier, happier lives.
Responsibilities and abilities
The YMCA Beyond the Bell Program is an after school program for children grades 1-5 that provides tutoring, skills development, physical activity, and social engagement. The Coordinator will both lead the program and staff team and work directly with children in the program when it is running. The Coordinator will follow the Beyond the Bell structure and curriculum, utilizing a 1 to 5 leader to child ratio, and instilling the Y’s core values of caring, respect, responsibility, honesty, and inclusivity. Children will be actively engaged in improving social, numeric and literacy skills while participating in sports, outdoor play, arts and crafts. Responsibilities include:
- Supervising and supporting a small team of Beyond the Bell program leaders
- Scheduling staff and planning/ organizing program activities and outings
- Being the primary point of contact for parent/ caregiver communication and communication with Glenview Elementary School
- Program shopping; Staying within budget parameters
- Leadership and program planning for children grades 1-5
- Operating the program within the Y’s child behavior management guidelines
- Building healthy relationships with children, parents, teachers, principals, janitors
- Being a play partner and homework helper and enjoy interacting with children ages 6-11
- Assisting with implementation of educational programming, including interactive play, literacy, mathematics, science, building, drama, games, team building, daily physical activity, and sports
- Encouraging a safe workplace and ensuring policies and procedures are followed
- Relevant experience, training, and education working or volunteering with children and youth
- Previous staff supervision experience an asset
- Strong communication skills, both spoken and written
- Ability to work individually and in groups with diverse children and their families
- Current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search
- Current First Aid and CPR Certificate (or willingness to obtain)
- Three positive references (at least two of which are professional references)
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, and an orientation to service, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
- Leadership/Coaching – Ability to direct and develop performance of others to achieve desired result.
- 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.
- 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.
- Problem Solving – Ability to identify an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, determine possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements and evaluates them.
- Initiative/Enthusiasm/Innovation – Ability to manage and lead in order to achieve and exceed identified goals.