Child and Youth Worker

North Bay, ON, Canada Req #406
Friday, May 26, 2023
The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is a dynamic charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities by offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. We have been offering programs and services to the North Bay community since 1958 and to the Greater Sudbury community since 1936! To learn more about our programs and services offered please visit our website.

We are currently looking for a Child and Youth Worker (Inclusion Support Counsellor) to join our team of committed professionals. This full-time contract position within the Association is housed at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s Chippewa, East Ferris and Tillicum locations in North Bay. Under the leadership of the Supervisor of Recreational Programming and/or the Site Director the Inclusion Support Counsellor will work with campers, their families and support systems to ensure the camper is having a positive camp experience. The Inclusion Support Counsellor will focus on inclusivity and positive behaviour management of the camper/participant. The Inclusion Support Counsellor will work with the camper and the day camp staff to develop independent learning plans as needed. This position will also provide support and coaching to staff and volunteers within the overnight and day camp programs and ensures program excellence.


START DATE: As soon as possible


RATE OF PAY: $17.00 per hour

HOURS: 40 per week


Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the support of staff and campers in the day camp and overnight program
  • Assists with mentoring of day camp staff and volunteers
  • Provide training in behaviour management
  • Develop Independent Learning Plans as needed for campers
  • Manage camper behaviours as needed
  • Work collaboratively with Supervisor or Site Director to ensure safety and training needs are met in terms of behaviour management
  • Ensure all incident forms are filled out and filed according to YMCA procedures
  • Responsible for monitoring program registration in terms of children with identified needs
  • Responsible for facilitating the distribution of the Day Camp Parent and Staff Surveys


  • Diploma or Certificate in Child and Youth Development, Social Work, Therapeutic Recreation, Mental Health and Addictions, or working towards obtaining any of these or related credentials *for education completed outside of Canada, applicants are required to submit a WES with their application
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C certification
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a similar role
  • Experience leading children’s activities and working with children with special needs
  • Experience in behaviour management
  • Positive, caring, enthusiastic, and encouraging attitude
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid knowledge of community resources
  • Bilingualism in both official languages an asset
  • Current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check


If you would like to work in a family friendly environment, please apply, by website only, with a cover letter and resume by June 9, 2023 to the attention of the Personnel Committee. 

Please ensure that your cover letter and resume both specify the job title of the position that you are applying for. 
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Human Resources Department.
Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check for review prior to starting employment.
Please note that candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three professional references.
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment. All of our employees and job applicants will be promoted or employed solely on the basis of their abilities and qualifications.
Educational credentials completed outside of Canada require a copy of your World Education Services documents (WES) along with your credentials. If you do not have a WES document, please visit Applications submitted without a WES document will not be considered. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • North Bay, ON, Canada