Are you an energetic, personable, and resourceful person who has a genuine desire to help others?
Do you want to be part of a dedicated team that provides best-in-class care and programming for families in the Okanagan?
Do you want to collaborate to achieve an educational, nurturing, and safe environment for children?
If the following sounds like a good day at work, then this job might be for you!
Reporting to the Child Care Manager, the Child Care Supervisor is a key member of the Child Care team, and will:
- Actively interact with children ages 5-12 as a play partner.
- Support optimal developmental growth through play based educational programming, including interactive play, literacy, mathematics, science, building, arts and crafts, drama, games, team building, community out trips, swimming, daily physical activity, outdoor play, and sports.
- Responsible for direct leading and supervising of staff and children, including supervision, safety, program planning, and instilling the Y's core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty.
- Plan, implement, lead, and evaluate specific expectations of curriculum to ensure YMCA A Place to Connect curriculum is maintained
- Guide, coach, and provide feedback to leaders during program times
- Build healthy relationships with children, parents, and colleagues.
- Support and deal with sensitive member family experiences and situations, children's behaviors
- Actively ensure licensing standards and safety standards are maintained for all child care settings and outings
- Participates in and promotes YMCA of Okanagan community initiatives and philanthropy such as; Strong Kids Campaign, Healthy Kids Day, etc.
We’d love to hear from people with:
- Must be 19 years of age (as per Provincial licensing standards)
- Completed Responsible Adult Certification – 20 hours of professional education in Child Development, health, nutrition, safety, and/or guidance.
- Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR level B or C
- Valid class 4 operator’s license is considered an asset (Van transportation)
- 1-year experience working with children
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Outlook, and Excel
The YMCA’s Commitment to Trust, Safety and Equality:
As part of a trusted charitable organization, you can expect to receive excellent services and safety training throughout your YMCA career. As the first step in your journey, you will be required to:
- Provide 3 references of a professional in nature (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague)
- Provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork.
The YMCA of Okanagan is an equity employer and encourages applications from all individuals who may contribute to the diversity of our workplace. This includes persons with diverse abilities, persons of color and ethnicity, Indigenous persons (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit), and people of all sexual orientations and genders.