Join our growing team!Make a Difference in your Community!

Posting Date: Friday April 7, 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Location: Various Camp Locations in Oakville
Position: Part Time – Split Shift,  contract from July 3rd to September 1st 2017

The YMCA of Oakville is a community of people dedicated to responsibility. Our Before and After School Program Teachers are responsible for the wellbeing, and creative learning of hundreds of children in schools across the Oakville Community. They offer the opportunity for children to continue to grow and learn in a safe, healthy environment, providing mentorship, healthy snacks, and creative programming on a daily basis.


The YMCA of Oakville is a charity that is devoted to responding to the needs of our community through our core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, inclusiveness, and health. We are seeking individuals who are committed to making social change, have a passion for developing and nurturing potential, are dedicated to fostering strong relationships and building connections to the community. In 2015,  through our dedication to helping all ages, backgrounds and abilities, we had a positive impact on the lives of  29,915 people! We couldn’t do this without the support of:
Over 550 staff who deliver on the YMCA mission and vision everyday, 424 volunteers who dedicated 9700 hours of their time, Community partners and funders who share our determination to strengthen the community and our countless donors who give generously so that our programs and services are accessible for all.

Due to the nature of our work, all offers of employment are conditional on the applicant providing a current and satisfactory Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening at the time of hire. You can apply for your Police Records Check at

Nature and Scope

Our Child Care Program Teachers offer fun, nurturing programs for children 4 to 12 years of age in our before and after school programs. They are responsible for developing and delivering age appropriate, quality programs that support the healthy growth and development of children, in a safe and supervised environment. Program Teachers are trained to support children to make good decisions, become more independent, and take personal responsibility for their behaviour. As a values based organization, the Program Teachers in the YMCA encourage children to show respect for themselves, others, and the environment. Program Teachers help children develop these important life skills by setting limits, creating boundaries, and establishing standards for appropriate behaviour

Salary and Work Schedule

Part-Time, contract position, from July to September, 2017
Monday through Friday, hours typically from 7am to 9am and from 3pm to 6pm
$14.50-17.50 (base wage range is dependent on certification)

Hourly rate enhancements
These positions are also eligible for an additional $0.94c per hour (General Operating Grant)
and an extra $2.00 (Wage Enhancement Grant)
These hourly rate enhancements  are subject to certain criteria are not guaranteed and are subject to change.


Dedication to supporting the healthy growth and development of children that promotes a lifelong appreciation for learning
Enhance social skills in children such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, conflict resolution and the ability to form meaningful relationships with their peers
Ensures positive, professional communication with families on an ongoing basis, and responds promptly to all requests, queries and concerns
Deliver quality age-appropriate programs that are reflective of the varied interests of the group, following the YMCA Playing to Learn Curriculum
Develop and maintain positive relationships with other YMCA staff and school personnel
Collaborates with other YMCA staff members and volunteers to support effective team work
Completes administration tasks as required
Participates in professional development including staff meetings, workshops and training
Adherence to YMCA Child Protection Policy
Ensures compliance with YMCA policies and procedure and the Child Care and Early Years Act

Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Experience

Experience working with children and families
RECE positions require an ECE or OCT diploma or degree from a recognized college or university, in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators or the Ontario College of Teachers
College diploma in a child and youth related field (ie. child and youth worker, recreation leadership, social work) is an asset
Effective conflict resolution and team work skills
Clear police records check which includes vulnerable sector screening
Must have valid Standard First Aid with CPR C (infant/child CPR)
Current medical (record of necessary immunizations)


The position requires the following Association Core Competencies: quality focus, relationship building and collaboration, commitment to organization mission, vision and values, communication, diversity and inclusion, integrity and trust.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please forward a cover letter and resume to
the attention of Katherine Dziedzic at

We appreciate your interest in a career opportunity with the YMCA of Oakville.

Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Oakville values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association

Please let us know if you require accommodation with your application