Program Staff at Camp Otonabee YMCA-YWCA
As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.
Working for the Y
Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA-YWCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:
What we offer
At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families.
Our competitive wage and benefit package include:
- Free Y membership.
- Access to an Employee Assistance Program
What you offer?
The Otonabee Summer Program Staff implements and facilitates the delivery of quality recreational programs, services, and experiences to children and youth aged 4 to 16 enrolled at Camp Otonabee.
The Program Staff ensures that children and youth have a positive experience leading to personal growth through fun and rewarding recreation and sports programs. This position fosters self-esteem as well as problem-solving and conflict resolution skills in program participants while working to create an atmosphere of safety, belonging, and positive development in accordance with Y policies and procedures.
The Program Staff presents a professional appearance and attitude at all times and ensures excellent customer service is provided to members and participants by proactively addressing concerns or issues and escalating them to the Coordinator of Camping, as necessary. This position ensures that health and safety regulations and YMCA-YWCA policies and procedures are upheld. The Program Staff adheres to and ensures that the mission, purpose, image, and core values of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region are conveyed to members, staff, and volunteers with every interaction.
Some of the tasks of this position include:
(Program Staff will be either Waterfront or Adventure staff)
- Responsible for the setup, takedown and supervision of program areas
- Give first priority to the camper’s needs
- Deliver high-quality program facilitation of boating activities, high ropes, or specialty camps
- Perform some housekeeping responsibilities – sanitation of equipment, cleaning program areas, etc.
- Provide behavior management of campers
- Report directly to the Camping Coordinator
What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?
At YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.
The successful candidate will have the following:
- Post-secondary education or equivalent in a related field
- Bilingualism an asset
- Ability to work in English
Experience, Skills, and Abilities
- Be self-motivating, enthusiastic, and a responsible individual with strong leadership skills committed to the healthy development of children
- Ability to work in a team setting
- CUI Level 1 or Level 2 or previous high ropes experience/hours is considered an asset
- Current Standard First Aid & CPR “C” certification and Clear Criminal Reference Check for Vulnerable Sector
- Well-developed interpersonal, conflict resolution skills and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with children, members, staff, and volunteers
- 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
- National Lifeguard Certification, Bronze Cross, Paddle Canada, or other relevant certifications will all be strongly considered as assets for this position
- Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
- Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is required
- Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion.
- Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear, and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
- Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
- Teamwork: Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness. Create an atmosphere of trust amongst all team members.
- Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y:
Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve and as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
How to apply?
All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position. Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job unless approved by People and Culture.
Applications must be submitted to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Sara Pinsky. Please send applications to Program Manager, Camp Otonabee Director, Sara Pinsky (email@example.com)
Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.