Quality and Training Specialist
LOCATION: Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge
HOURS: Full Time (day, afternoon, evening & weekends
START DATE: Immediate
FUNCTION: The incumbent is responsible to provide leadership, guidance and support to staff and volunteers working with children and families, ensuring the delivery of high quality programs and age appropriate care in accordance with legislative requirements, YMCA Best Practices (such as Health Determinants, Developmental Assets, Cultural and Environmental Competencies), Playing to Learn and Place to Connect curriculum and Youth Development programs. Note: Scope includes Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo.
- To develop, implement and maintain a plan to meet and exceed quality requirements within YMCA Best Practices and legislative requirements (such as CCEYA, Public Health, Fire, and Third Party Inspections)
- Responsible for providing leadership in planning, coordinating and delivering training opportunities for staff that supports their professional development and program goals, ensuring clear objectives are outlined and outcomes are measurable
- Responsible for providing leadership and support for the implementation and delivery of the YMCA Playing to Learn, Place to Connect and How Does Learning Happen(?), curriculum principles for licensed child care, and youth development programs
- To assist in the development of program materials and other relevant resource materials for quality enhancement of programs including but not limited to trainings, workshops, handouts, forms, evaluations, and web site
- Lead and complete the Quality Initiatives submission on behalf of the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo
- Responsible for providing leadership and guidance to staff in daily operational issues such as parent relations, staff communications, conflict resolution, available resources, and program alignment with YMCA outcomes, expectations and practices
- Responsible for providing support to the Director, General Manager and Vice President for special projects and initiatives
- Responsible for leadership, supervision, design and delivery of Child Care Leadership Program
- University Degree in Child Development or related field
- Early Childhood Education Diploma an asset.
- 5+ years of related experience
- Certification in Adult Learning, Training the Trainer Certification preferred.
- Driver’s License, a clear drivers extract and access to reliable transportation is required (travel <20% monthly)
- Acceptable Police Check for Vulnerable Sector or willingness to obtain at own cost
Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, and staff to learn and grow personally and professionally.
Outcome Thinking: Visualizes, understands and articulates outcomes while formulating strategies, plans and actions for achievement.
Quality Focus: Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior in quality.
Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to build enthusiasm and appreciation to achieve work related goals.
Results Oriented: The ability to focus on the achievement of desired goals.
Self-Management: Demonstrates ability to be self-directed and self-motivated. Work independently with minimal supervision.
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 electronically only. When applying, please quote posting number JP 89-2016, to:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, by 3:00 pm.
The YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, welcoming 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 YMCAs commitment to privacy, please visit our web site at www.ymcacambridgekw.ca . Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.