PlayON Team Leader

Part Time Hourly Contract

Posted date: October 17, 2022

Position vacancy Closing date: January 31, 2023
Employment TypePart Time
Job ID1907
Pay$18.10 per hour
Reports toProgram Coordinator
Location / RegionOshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering. Please ensure you are stating the city you are applying to in the email body; and if interested in more than one location please send one resume & cover letter and list the locations in order of preference.
Application DeadlineJanuary 31, 2023

Why Work for the Y?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values — kindness, well-being, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and optimism — the YMCA provides thousands 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.

Nature and scope

PlayON is an after school recreation program serving youth 4-14 years old (Grades K-8) in high priority neighbourhoods. The objective of this program focuses on physical education, nutrition, and wellness programming for the participants. Programming is created and facilitated by the Team Leaders and Instructors. In nutrition, there is an emphasis on cooking and hands-on learning in the kitchen. Indoor and outdoor play is mandatory for physical education, and all games are modified for age and skill level. Wellness introduces concepts such as self care, mental wellbeing, diversity, etc. in a play-based way to the participants.

The Team Leader will support instructors and volunteers, and participate in the hands on creation and delivery of play-based programming ensuring a safe and inclusive playspace for the students while adhering strictly to all health and safety protocols. They will also be responsible for maintaining and adhering to the monthly budget, meeting all administrative deadlines, maintaining and organizing paperwork, and hosting monthly staff meetings.





Dr. C.F. Cannon PS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday



Glen Street PS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday



Village Union PS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday



Woodcrest PS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday



Mary Street Community School




Hillsdale PS

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday



Colonel J.E. Farewell PS

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday



Bellwood PS

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday



Dr. Robert Thornton PS

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday



Lester B. Pearson PS

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday



Bayview Heights PS

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday



Fairport Beach PS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday



Provides leadership to PlayON Instructors in planning and implementing quality recreation based programs, consistent and in accordance with YMCA standards and funding requirements; acting as a role model for staff, while providing coaching and mentoring to the team.

Develops and demonstrates an awareness and understanding of community and works collaboratively with Manager and PlayON and Youth Program Coordinator with meeting the Community needs.

Takes action to ensure fun, safe and healthy experiences for all participants (Kindergarten-Grade 8). Builds rapport with students, staff, volunteers, and school personnel.

Consistently creates and delivers diverse and recreation-based programming in all three target areas (Physical Education, Nutrition, and Wellness)  in a manner in which the mission, values, goals and practices of the YMCA of Greater Toronto are being met, while building positive relationships.

Ensures that the principles of Healthy Child Development and the Children’s Services standards are practiced in the delivery and planning of all children’s programs.

Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Children's Aid Society.

Organizes and completes monthly wrap up and other documentation in a punctual manner.

Supports families in registering for the program and ensures that all children are registered in the program; actively participates in scheduled programs, meetings and special events programming.

Familiar with exceptionalities and behaviour management techniques.

Monitors the safety of all participants throughout all activities and programs; indoors and outdoors.

Maintains a clean and organized workspace and play area (e.g. preparing and cleaning up daily snacks, organized play materials and supplies, smooth set up and take down of playspace, etc.).

Actively participates in scheduled shifts, staff meetings, and monthly training sessions.

Other duties as assigned


Enrolled/Completion of post-secondary education in related fields such as Early Childhood Educator, Recreation and Leisure, Child and Youth, Social Worker, Psychology, Sociology, Kinesiology, etc.

Previous experience supervising staff is preferred

Previous (minimum one year) experience working with children and youth in a group setting; childcare or recreational sports setting is an asset

▪Self-motivated and able to work well independently and in a team environment

Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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

Current Standard First Aid/CPR C required

Flexibility regarding assigned work schedules, including weekday afternoons, monthly morning management meetings, staff meetings, and training sessions


Please send cover letter and résumé quoting

job posting #1907 by January 31, 2022

Please follow the link below to submit your application

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. As outlined in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In the future we see for our region, everyone will have opportunities to shine their brightest.

Mirroring the diversity we’re privileged to have in the GTA, our YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of our communities. For 170 years, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has provided opportunities for people to shine through a variety of programs and services including health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. When you donate to the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help ensure more people get access to these vital programs that help them connect, grow, and reach their full potential.

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