Understands and complies with provincial and YMCA Child Care Standards.
Plans and implements consistent child-centred programs in accordance with YMCA and provincial standards.
Demonstrates a commitment to children’s learning and is responsive to research.
Understands each child and their family's specific needs and plans for successful outcomes.
Self manages on-going professional development.
Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
Understands and supports YMCA philanthropic commitments, connects with families and offers opportunities to give, either financially or their personal time, including participation in special events within the centre and the community.
Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma
Minimum of six months’ experience working with young children; experience working with toddler-aged children an asset
Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
Excellent written communication skills
Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
A capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, charitable Association
Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, able to work split shifts, early morning and mid-late afternoons
The position requires the following Association Competencies: fundamental competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; Ethics and Self-Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion