SERVICE AREA: Community Services
POSITION: Facilitator, Beyond the Bell
REPORTS TO: Director Community Outcomes
HOURS: Part Time (evenings & weekends as required)
START DATE: Immediate
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
· Attend workshops, trainings, conferences and staff meetings as required
· Assume other duties as assigned
· Completion of “Child and Youth Worker” Community College Diploma
· 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
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.
Send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Resources, YMCA Administration Offices,
460 Frederick Street, Suite 203, Kitchener ON N2H 2P5
Fax to: 519-576-6223
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 12, 2015, 12:00 pm
The YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo complies with the Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Legislation and the Human Rights Code. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo are committed to protecting personal information by following responsible information handling practices, in keeping with privacy laws.
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