Nature and Scope

The Youth Mentor will report through the Supervisor, Camp & Youth Engagement and is responsible for

providing support for youth (ages 10 – 29) in the development of their voice, engagement, and skills, while working in the community to advocate for the needs of the youth population. The Youth Mentor is instrumental in ensuring positive experiences for participants and delivering high quality programs, based on YMCA mission & the needs of individuals in the program. Responsibilities will also include working with the Supervisor to strengthen program curriculums and initiatives to better service the youth community.

Salary and Work Schedule

  • Part Time starting January 2018 – Shifts vary
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends


  • Supports youth program participants in the development of program calendar, curriculum and planned events
  • Guides participants through the planning stages of youth-led events from inception to the implementation
  • Advocates for the successes and needs of youth in the community
  • Facilitates program lessons based on group identified needs that reach desired outcomes of developing youth voice, engagement and skill development
  • Provides direct supervision and is a role model for all participants
  • Supports the emotional development of all youth participants through lessons, conversations and initiatives pertaining to mental health and social development
  • Collaborate with other YMCA staff members, external partners and volunteers to support effective team work
  • Develops and sustains positive relationships with staff, volunteers, community partners, and community residents
  • Represents the YMCA in a professional manner and role models YMCA core values
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain and deal with sensitive and confidential situations with professionalism
  • Assess, evaluate and modify curriculum ensuring the needs of children and their development are met
  • Responsible for maintaining attendance and statistical information
  • Responsible for the administration associated with program deliverables
  • Compile participant feedback during program operation and role models Association policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Experience

  • 3 or more years working with children in recreational setting
  • University degree/College diploma, or currently enrolled in post-secondary education with focus on children & youth
  • Experience working with families
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Clear police security check which includes vulnerable sector screening
  • Effective team work and collaboration skills
  • Models behaviour aligned with the association mission, vision and values


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 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.