Facilitator, Beyond the Bell
LOCATION(s): Cambridge & Kitchener and Waterloo
HOURS: Part time (evenings & weekends as required)
DATE: September 2016
FUNCTION: To develop and engage youth in a program focused on their individual healthy development in spirit (values, assets), mind (academics and literacy), and body (recreation and nutrition), with community supports to sustain children in school and to provide access to information and supports for parents and the immediate neighbourhood.
- Develop and execute a diversified program that supports the unique needs of the participants
- Provide a program that will give participants the opportunity to learn, be successful and grow as individuals, and which will empower participants in their own learning process
- Deliver positive child guidance by setting boundaries and expectations that are consistent and developmentally appropriate
- Communicate participant progress, successes and challenges through regular verbal and written communication and positive role modeling
- Set up program areas that result in an environment that is safe, clean, welcoming and stimulating
- Responsible for maintaining all data collection protocols and assisting with data collection
- Interact, cooperate and collaborate with community agency staff
- Maintain relationships with school, neighbours and community agencies
- Community college diploma or university degree in related field
- 1-2 years of experience required, as the client group has specific challenges requiring some experience to problem solve and manage
- Knowledge of Healthy Child Development
- Strong communication and leadership skills are essential
- Effective and thoughtful judgment
- Acceptable Police Check for Vulnerable sector or willingness to obtain at own cost
Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner to support information sharing.
Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
Creativity and Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help achieve desired results.
Initiative: Knows when to do the right thing.
Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to create enthusiasm and appreciation to achieve work related goals.
Tolerance for Ambiguity: Functions effectively in situations of less than perfect or incomplete information.
In addition to the above competencies the Association Core Competencies are required, Commitment to Organization Vision and Values, Diversity, Integrity, Teamwork
Note: This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values, as well as a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.
Applications are accepted through email only. When applying, please quote posting number JP 68-2016, to:
Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 17, 2016, by Noon
The YMCA’s of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation need known to the YMCA. The YMCAs comply with the Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Legislation and privacy laws. In keeping with privacy laws, we are committed to protecting personal information by following responsible information handling practices. For more information on the YMCA’s commitment to privacy, please visit our web site at www.ymcacambridgekw.ca . Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.