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Child & Youth Program Instructor

Midland, ON, Canada Req #531
April 28, 2023


DEPARTMENT: Child & Youth

PLACEMENT: Part-Time Permanent




The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is a registered charity dedicated to building healthy communities by nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within our community.


The YMCA is thrilled to be recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022. The YMCA has always been a place for meaningful work experiences, not only because of the opportunities, but because of why we’re here. When you measure success by how many people you have helped, it adds a deeper sense of purpose to what you’re doing. By striving to improve our employee experience, we have made the YMCA a good place to work while doing good work.


Our YMCA is a trusted and respected employer of 1000 full and part time staff and hundreds of volunteers, serving tens of thousands of people each year in child care, camp, health and fitness, leadership, employment and literacy, immigrant services and youth programming. We provide upwards of $1 million in financial assistance each year to support individuals and families in local communities who otherwise would not be able to afford participation. The YMCA is committed to making its programs open and accessible to everyone.


So much more than buildings and programs, our YMCA is a place to belong and to grow strong. We promote and develop healthy minds and spirits as much as healthy bodies. We support children and youth to grow up strong, confident and resilient. And, we help busy individuals and families at every age and stage to connect with the people, the values and the activities that matter most to them, every day. We are committed to this work at every level of our organization because we know that when we support people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to fulfill health goals, reach their full potential and feel they truly belong, we build stronger communities. We currently operate across Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound.


If you are have a love for making a difference in the lives of youth, with great initiative and instructional skills, and are passionate about building stronger, healthier and more connected communities, we want to talk to you.




The Child and Youth Program Leader is responsible for ensuring a safe environment and delivering quality, values based programming and services to children, youth and families.

  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
  • Teaching and coaching a variety of YMCA child, youth and family programs.
  • Continuously building relationships with all members, participants, staff and volunteers. 
  • Ensure all safety, program instruction best practices and procedures are adhered to.
  • In the event of an emergency respond as trained by the Association.
  • Plan, organize and implement lesson plans/daily lesson plans
  • Maintain records as needed, including attendance sheets, program area maintenance items and daily checklists.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure a clean and well maintained facility at all times.
  • Identify and create opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.
  • To maintain current qualifications as required by this position.
  • Flexible work week including days, evenings and weekends.
  • Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description.




  • Commitment to Organization Vision and Values:  Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA. Articulates the uniqueness and holistic nature of the YMCA philosophy, mission and vision. Seeks opportunities to fulfil the philosophy of the Association inside and outside of immediate job responsibilities.
  • Volunteer Stewardship: Understands the important role volunteers play in our Association.  Contributes to a welcoming and supportive environment for all volunteers, and demonstrates appreciation for their commitment.
  • Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development.
  • Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
  • Philanthropy: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the role of Philanthropy in achieving the YMCA’s mission.
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long-term work goals.
  • Quality Focus: Ensures that success criteria for self, staff and programs are set, reviewed and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery.
  • Self-Management: Works independently within prescribed parameters, can discern the relevance of issues and communicate them effectively to their supervisor.
  • Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person's YMCA experience.




The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Certification ‘C’
  • Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screen prior to starting employment. A current check is one that has been issued no later than eleven months preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork
  • Mandated training (including Healthy Child Development, AODA, Workplace Violence & Harassment, Health & Safety Awareness, Child Protection, PCI ect.) is required before or shortly after commencement of work



We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department at


Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screen and three professional references for review prior to starting employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Travel % 0
  • Telecommute % 0
  • Job Start Date June 1, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • Midland, ON, Canada