Instructor - Recreation (Basketball Program)

Part Time Hourly Contract

Posted date: September 16, 2016

Position vacancy Closing date: September 30, 2016
Employment TypePart Time
Job ID814
Pay$12.90/hr
EffectiveImmediately
Reports toHealth & Fitness Programs Supervisor
Location / RegionToronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Centre

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.

Nature and scope

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. The Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Centre is one of nine full service health and fitness centres across the Greater Toronto area.   The Centre provides a full range of services and community programs to more than 10,000 members, including children, youth and adults, who represent the diversity of Toronto and its communities. 

The Instructor ensures that members have a positive experience leading to personal growth through fun and rewarding recreation and sport programs.  The position also ensures these experiences promote the YMCA core values of inclusiveness, health, responsibility, respect, caring and honesty. 

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct delivery in the basketball recreational leagues and/or youth room programs with a focus on building and facilitating member relationships.
  • Ensures outstanding programs and service are provided in a warm, friendly, clean, and safe environment.
  • Delivers programs in a manner in which the mission, values, goals and practices of the YMCA of Greater Toronto are being met, while building positive relationships.
  • Monitors the safety of all activities and programs throughout the duty period and responds immediately to rectify any safety concerns.
  • Continuously builds relationships with members, staff, volunteers and community partners; assists in coaching and developing community members on an ongoing basis; ensuring skills are enhanced and weaknesses diminished.
  • Actively participates in scheduled programs, meetings and special events.
  • 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 Children's Aid Society.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with staff, volunteers and members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in a recreational sports setting
  • NCCP Coaching Certification an asset
  • Background in multiple disciplines an asset: basketball
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR required
  • Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work schedules, including weekday afternoons, evenings and weekends
  • The position requires the following Core Association Competencies:  fundamental competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; Ethics and Self-Management; Being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; Being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion

How to apply

Please send cover letter and résumé quoting
job posting #814 by Friday, September 30, 2016 to:

Katie Lowe
Programs Manager, Health and Fitness
20 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5
Email: katie.lowe@ymcagta.org

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.

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

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