Senior Coordinator, Child Care Services (Y Avalon Location)

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Position: Senior Coordinator, Child Care Services (Y Avalon Location)
Location: 2080 Portobello Blvd., Orléans, ON
Type: Monday to Friday full-time contract from February 1 - June 30, 2023 $25 per hour
Preferred start date: Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023
Closing date: Sunday, Jan 29, 2023


As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.

Working for the Y

Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:

What we offer

At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families.

Our competitive wage and benefit package include:

  • Free Y membership.
  • Discounted Y program fees (including health & fitness programs, child care, and camps)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program including free, immediate, confidential assistance and counselling for you and your family members for mental and physical health, financial advice, among other 12 suites of services

What do you offer?

The Child Care Senior Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director of Child Care with the overall operations of the YMCA child care center providing quality experiences for children that focus on the Y’s core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a personal commitment to and understanding of the Y’s mission, vision, values, and participant outcomes.

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Establish rapport and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills with children, families, staff, volunteers, community agencies, Health and Fire Departments
  • Plan, lead, and participated in activities
  • Work with, lead, and evaluate staff, volunteers, and placement students
  • Understand and be sensitive to the diversity of the community
  • Maintain active and effective communication and information networks within the centre, the staff team, and with community agencies working with individual children and families
  • Ensure adherence to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures
  • Seek opportunities to deepen connections and increase engagement of parents and children in care, providing further opportunities to get involved in other YMCA programs, including Y fundraising efforts
  • Understand and work with centre team to implement a safe, accessible, quality, child-centered program in relation to YMCA Core Values, ECE principles and best practices, community needs, professional standards, and research

What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?

At YMCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Post-secondary education or equivalent in a related field
  • ECE diploma or CECE recognized equivalency as an asset


  • Fluent in English, oral and written is essential; other languages are considered an asset

Experience, Abilities & Skills

  • Member in good standing of the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario as required
  • A minimum of two years of experience working with children and experience in a supervisory position will be an asset
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with all members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and responsible individual with strong leadership skills committed to the healthy development of children
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities
  • High level of interpersonal and written skills
  • Skilled in the application of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Child Care Early Years Act (CCEYA)
  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting programs is an asset
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, charitable Association
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, particularly regarding split shifts
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ with AED Certifications

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
  • Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is required 
  • Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons and submit the certificate of completion.

 Core Competencies:

  • COMMUNICATION:  Communicates in a thorough, clear, and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
  • INTEGRITY:  Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
  • TEAMWORK:  Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness.  Creates an atmosphere of trust amongst all team members. 
  • CONCERN FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY:  Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
  • CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION:  Plans and implements quality programming in a developmentally appropriate environment.

 About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y: 

Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

How to apply?

All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.  Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job unless approved by People and Culture.

Applications must be submitted to the YMCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Cass Vallee. Please send applications to the Director of Child Care Services, Cass Vallee (

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.


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