CFD Supervisor Level 1 - Before And After
Salaried Contract, 32.25 hours per week
Posted date: January 04, 2018
|Position vacancy Closing date: January 18, 2018|
|Employment TypeFull Time|
|EffectiveJanuary 2018 - January, 2019|
|HoursMust be available to work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.|
|Reports toCFD Supervisor Level 4 - Before and After|
|Location / RegionToronto Our Lady of Victory YMCA Centre|
|Application DeadlineJanuary 18, 2018|
Why Work for the Y?
YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all employees. The YMCA provides more than 5,000 employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits and growth opportunities.
For over 40 years, YMCA Child & Family Development has provided quality child care in the GTA and is the largest not-for-profit provider of Licensed Child Care in Canada. With more than 200 locations in child care centres, we offer a variety of programs: before and after school, nursery, full day early learning kindergarten extended day, school age, and family resource for children aged 0-12 years of age.
The contribution of our staff in the delivery of child-centred programs is at the core of our success as a leader in early childhood education. We are committed to providing staff with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills that will assist them in enhancing the experience of children and families, through our YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect curriculums.
The YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum for 0-6 year olds, endorsed by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, helps children develop and grow by using play as a way to learn. This method gives our early childhood educators insight into how kids learn and we use that insight to build a dynamic in-class environment to meet the specific needs of the child and ensure the child’s interests help shape their learning experience.
The YMCA A Place to Connect curriculum for 6-12 year olds in YMCA Before and After School programs provides staff with the knowledge and skills to act as a mentor towards the children and helps them develop life skills. This curriculum also helps shape YMCA Day Camps, Summer Club and Residential Camps.
- Plans and implements age appropriate programming ensuring YMCA program standards and YMCA Core Values are met; Ensures compliance with all YMCA, Board, Provincial and Municipal standards.
- Delivers play-based programming, based on the interests of the children, providing a safe environment while understanding the individual needs of children and families and maintaining a supportive environment; immediately reports all serious occurrences to the direct supervisor.
- Prepares quality weekly program planning and monthly calendars in agreement with YMCA and Board goals, to meet the needs of members.
- Develops and sustains good working relationship with families and Extended Day program staff team; gives leadership and guidance to program team to implement and adhere to Parent Communication Standards; responds to inquiries from families, including voicemail response.
- Ensures the implementation and maintenance of YMCA Playing to Learn through coaching and guiding centre staff; Maintains a close working relationship with YMCA supervisor, ensuring ongoing communication and issues are shared.
- Develops and maintains professional relationships with a number of community and other stakeholders including: school Principals, Vice Principals, caretakers and secretaries, licensing and Municipal Agencies; Public Health; Fire departments; YMCA families; Volunteers and students; YMCA Management; Community Partners; Resource support.
- Completes general administration tasks as required including updating forms as required, updates communication book daily, Children’s sign in and out; Ensures Master Attendance is accurate and up to date and Subsidy attendance complete as required; Completes and submits staff time sheets as required, Volunteer tracking and activation forms.
- Completes daily, monthly check list forms ie; outdoor and indoor, outdoor log book, fanny packs, first aid, fire drills, opening and closing duties, disinfecting charts; Ensures Compliance Binder is kept compliant; All incident/accident reports completed and delivered in a timely manner.
- Attends professional development workshops, trainings and meetings.
- 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 legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
- Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent training
- Must be registered and a member in good standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in before and after school, child care or extended day programs
- A capacity to work within a multiple level reporting structure; demonstrated professionalism in working with School Board teachers and staff in delivery of shared, quality programs to school families
- Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities
- Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
- Excellent written 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
- All staff working with children are required under the Child Care and Early Year’s Act to have a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the first day of work
- Flexibility regarding assigned working hours and program sites
- The position requires the following Association or Leadership Competencies: advanced competence in: Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion; People Management; Planning and Initiative; fundamental competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; Ethics and Self Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Association Management and Stewardship; Building Community Relationships and Resources; Cross Functional Integration; Leadership; Strategic Orientation and Change Management
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.
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 dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.
Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps.
When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Annual Giving, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy… and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come. www.ymcagta.org