School Age/CSP Director Windsor

by Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Reference #: 1326
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2024
Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Job Description

Join the YMCA Child Care Team!

Be the Spark! Join our professional and passionate team of early childhood educators and be the spark that ignites the potential in others.
Our culture is of paramount importance to us. We formally measure employee engagement annually to ensure our employees are having an excellent employment experience. Our current level of engagement is 80%, compared to some Canadian employer statistics of 69%.
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario was founded in 1856 and has over 200 locations from Goderich to Point Pelee, and Windsor to Woodstock. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada and have over 100 school age programs across our regions. We also offer settlement services to newcomers, employment programs, mental health support, and youth programs. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario operates two overnight camps, one in Point Pelee National Park, and one on Beausoleil Island in Muskoka. We also have 15 Health & Fitness branches across Southwestern Ontario.
Why The Y?
At the Y, our people are central to delivering our mission. We are committed to the development of healthy communities and welcome people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities.
We provide valuable training and development opportunities to help our team members grow professionally and personally.
We look for the following qualities in all of our employees and volunteers:
• Demonstrates our Core Values; Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility and Inclusivity
• Fun, Enthusiastic & Friendly Individuals
• Hardworking and Dependable
• Positive Role Model
• Team Player
• Professionalism
• Enjoy working in a Social Environment
• Ability to effectively communicate with Employees & Members
Employees and volunteers of YMCA of Southwestern Ontario are ambassadors for the Y both on and off the job. We rely on them to help share our mission and increase awareness of the positive impact the Y can have on the lives of people in their communities. Particularly how we are helping to create healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.
All employees and volunteers are required to provide a current satisfactory Criminal Record and may require a Vulnerable Sector Search as a condition of their employment. Police Record checks are reviewed on an individual basis, and the offense(s) - if any - is considered in the decision-making process in relation to the requirements of the position, therefore not eliminating all candidates with a record from being offered gainful employment.

Position: School Age/CSP Director

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Starting rates $53,079 including partial wage enhancement grant

As part of your total compensation:
• Receive a complimentary YMCA personal membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
• Access vacation entitlement in accordance with the employment standards regulations, and up to 12 paid personal days annually
• Benefits package and Pension, applicable with position/contract length
• Be part of a caring and supportive network of people to help each other succeed
• Complimentary access to wellness and counselling services
• Contribute to real, meaningful impact in the lives of children and youth


• Monday through Friday (no weekends)
• 7.5 hour workday
• 37.5 hour work week
• Hours fluctuate between 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In this role, you will:
• Oversee YMCA Before and After School programs for a grouping of schools located in the Windsor/Essex County area.
• Support, coach and mentor front line educators daily in a professional and positive manner
• Design and implement an inclusive learning environment that follows the YMCA Curriculum, ensuring that all areas of development are addressed by educators daily.
• Articulate How Does Learning Happen, a play-based learning curriculum approach to families, community and outside agencies with confidence and clarity.
• Design and implement an inclusive environment that follows the YMCA Curriculum, ensuring that all areas of development are addressed by educators daily.
• Demonstrate YMCA Core Values- Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring and Inclusiveness - in all daily interactions.
• Maintain accurate records, files and forms as required by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.
• Always liaise with parents and community partners in a professional manner.
• Continuously practice clean culture, ensuring program classrooms are clean, organized and professional looking at all times.
• Implement, practice and mentor daily, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Program Statement.
• Utilize age-appropriate child coaching and mentoring techniques in all interactions with the children.
• Complete purchasing and delivery for snacks, program supplies and purchased equipment for assigned locations.
• Support in program as needed, due to staff absences.
• Ensure the program policies and procedures, as well as the day-to-day operation, are in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Child Care Early Years Act (2014) and YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.
• Follow Public Health and Fire Regulations
• Evaluate program quality as required utilizing the audit tools and systems.
• Manage the budget for multiple sites
• Build and maintain strong community partnerships (i.e. school personnel, etc.)
• Process all registrations in a timely manner and monitor enrollment
• Assist with onboarding new staff as needed

Education & Skills Qualifications:

• An Early Childhood Educator Diploma, or diploma or degree in a related field of study, combined with a minimum of 2 years of related supervisory experience within a childcare environment
• Registered and in good standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
• Graduates in a related field of study must be members of their associations as required
• Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification or include the date of training scheduled within the next three months. Training cost and time is at the expense of the applicant and not reimbursed
• Applicants are required to be a minimum of 18 years of age or older to obtain a current Vulnerable Criminal Reference Check (less than 6 months old)
• Up-to-date immunizations required by Public Health, Ministry of Education and YMCASWO
• Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending, and stooping
• Current Vulnerable Criminal Reference Check
• Applicants are required to be a minimum of 18 years of age or older as per Ministry of Education guidelines
• Legally entitled to work in Canada

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: 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.

Candidates, please be advised that our recruitment process incorporates AI technology for initial application screening. This assists us in efficiently assessing qualifications. Rest assured, our recruiters will additionally review resumes to ensure a fair and accurate assessment is completed.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Southwestern Ontario YMCA
Application URL: Click here to apply online