School Age Director Windsor RECE

by Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Reference #: 1030
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Date Posted: May 24, 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. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada and we have been making a positive difference in the communities we serve by providing quality childcare for over 50 years!

At the Y, we are committed to providing you with opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills, and career while you enhance the experience of the children and families that we serve.

Position: School Age Director

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Starting rates $53,079 including $2/hour 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.
• Demonstrate YMCA Core Values- Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring- in all daily interactions.
• Maintain accurate records, files and forms as required by the Ministry of Education and the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.
• Always liaise with parents and community contacts 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 Program and The Ministry of Education, Child Care Early Years Act. (2014), 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 (or proof that registration is in process) 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
• Up-to-date immunizations required by Public Health
• Current Vulnerable Criminal Reference Check (less than 6 months old)
• Applicants are required to be a minimum of 18 years of age or older as per Ministry of Education guidelines
• Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending, and stooping
• Legally entitled to work in Canada

Why the Y?

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities and welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. We are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential and are recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Top Employers. We offer meaningful employment and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families.

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.

Application Contact Information

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