Karate Instructor

Regular Part Time Hourly

Posted date: October 04, 2022

Position vacancy Closing date: December 31, 2022
Employment TypePart Time
Job ID2304
PayStarting Rate: $19.95 / Job Code: 8110
Reports toH&F Programs Supervisor
Location / RegionBrampton, Stavro, West End, Mississauga, Braley
Application DeadlineDecember 31, 2022

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

There are nine full services health and fitness centres in the Greater Toronto Area that provide a variety of health, fitness, recreation and community programs. These centres offer these programs and services to 6,000 members, including children, youth and adults who represent the diversity of Toronto and it’s communities.

The Karate Instructor delivers programming, develops short term lesson plans incorporating physical literacy guidelines and ensuring the unique needs of the participants are met. Instructors maintain a safe environment at all times. 


  • Instructs participants in YMCA Karate Program
  • Develops and implements sequential weekly lesson plans based on YMCA program syllabus
  • Assists Lead Instructor with Gradings
  • Recognizes participant learning styles and delivers content accordingly
  • Coaches and develops participants to meet success
  • Communicates (verbal and written) child’s progress to parents and Supervisor
  • Maintain accurate, up to date weekly progress sheets and records for participants
  • Takes attendance, ensures participants are signed into and out of the program
  • Takes down equipment as required – at the same time checking that equipment is safe and in good repair (reporting immediately all malfunctions and removing the damaged equipment immediately from circulation.)
  • Builds relationship with members and seeks opportunities to share the YMCA story and educates members and guests on the YMCA as a Charity
  • Ensures qualifications and certifications as required by the YMCA and regulatory standards are current at all times
  • Actively participates in scheduled programs, meetings and special events
  • In collaboration with individual program members, program volunteers and YMCA program staff, assists and encourages program members to access additional appropriate programs offered at this location
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association.Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR level C
  • Minimum 1 year of active Karate training
  • Experience teaching Youth Leadership an asset
  • 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 respecting diversity and demonstrating inclusive behaviour, responding with sensitivity and self-awareness to the unique needs of colleagues and members, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Flexibility regarding schedule, including days, evenings and weekends
  • The position requires the following Association Competencies: advanced competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; being Member Focused; fundamental competence in: Ethics and SelfManagement; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity & Social Inclusion

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.

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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.

Visit www.ymcagta.org to learn more about our work to build vibrant communities where everyone can shine.

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