YMCA of Western Ontario
Why the Y?
- A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the
- A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so many ways;
- A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment.
- A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.
At the YMCA
- you will feel connected to community,
- you will meet new people,
- you will expand your knowledge base,
- you will have career development opportunities
- you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities
Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere!
This is “Why the YMCA”.
With health and fitness branches, camps, childcare centres, community programs and newcomer
services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee
National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the
development of healthy communities. Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our
members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds,
beliefs and abilities.
This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth. From the kids in our
camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our
communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and
thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.
In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with
opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.
“The Y has given me more than I could imagine. It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom –
and you can’t put a price on that.” Mary
“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in
the region to share our vision of a healthy community?
As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:
Date: April 14, 2021
Position: Part Time- YMAP London Program Facilitator
- Work remotely – Temporarily due to COVID- 19.
• Specific site to be determined.
Start: May 10, 2021 until March 30, 2022 (conditional on funding)
Hours: 25 hours per week. Monday to Friday and occasional Saturdays- Hours could Vary.
- A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy
of health and well-being.
• Facilitate YMAP activities and workshops.
- Ensure property and equipment adheres to safety and clean standards.
- Determines eligibility for program and transportation supports.
- Maintain confidentiality in all matters.
- Respond to first aid and emergency situations.
- Demonstrate energy, enthusiasm, and dedication in preparing and executing programs.
- Participate in regular planning meetings with the Regional Manager of Newcomer Youth and
Newcomer Settlement Advisor to determine program themes, complete lesson plans for
daily activities, reports, and workshops.
- Create an educational, enjoyable, and supervised environment for youth by planning and
implementing settlement focused and age-appropriate programming.
- Be responsive to diverse cultural heritage, values, and individual experiences.
- Foster self-esteem, problem solving and conflict resolution skills in youth.
- Attend all community and YMCA professional development activities/events as applicable.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to other cultures and ability to outreach to newcomer communities.
- Refers newcomers to appropriate internal and external programs and resources.
• Other duties as required.
Qualifications & Experience:
- University degree in Social Work, Sociology, Political Science, Sport and Recreation and/or any
- Experience working with youth an asset.
- Facilitation experience
- Familiar with youth services in London.
- Comfortable using public transportation.
- CPR and First Aid
- Fluency in English and Arabic an asset
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Comfortable and effective communicating in group situations
- Current Criminal Record Check and vulnerable sector
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
- Strong Communication Skills
- Problem Solving
- Creativity and Innovation
- Conflict resolution
- Relationship Building
- Sense of Community
- Tolerance for Ambiguity
- Child and Youth focused
1. Submit resume and cover letter to Marcela Nieto, Regional Manager of Newcomer Youth,
2. Deadline for application is April 26th, 2021.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all
stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any
visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization,
we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.
To apply for this job please visit www.ymcaswo.ca.