Youth Engagement Staff

by Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Reference #: 995
Location: Strathroy, Ontario
Date Posted: May 17, 2024
Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Job Description

Join the Y Team!

Be the Spark! Join our passionate team 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, offers settlement services to newcomers to Canada, operates 2 overnight camps and 16 Health & Fitness branches across Southwestern Ontario, and we have been making a positive difference in the communities we serve for over 50 years!

The YMCA is seeking a high energy individual who is passionate, outgoing and who will promote both fun and safety. Those chosen for this position will closely work with the youth the Chatham-Kent community to provide a safe space for youth to develop skills, engage in healthy relationships, develop healthier habits, participate in community-based opportunities, and use the YMCA amenities. The youth drop-in staff will be responsible for youth safety, enjoyment, solving problems and dealing with conflicts as they arise.

Position: Youth Engagement Staff (June – August 2024)

Location: Multiple locations and positions

Schedule: Monday – Friday 3:30-9:30pm

- Saturday – 10:00am-3:00pm

-**Some flexibility around hours**


Start Date: June 24, 2024

Salary: $18.00/hour

As part of your total compensation:

Receive a complimentary YMCA membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
4% Vacation earnings on each pay
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’


In this role, you will:

Create an energetic, professional, safe, and fun environment during programming
Develop healthy relationships with drop-in youth
Deliver youth drop-in programming and registered programming while incorporating youth voice
Set-up and take down of activities/equipment
Provide supervision of youth during program hours
Provide guidance for conflict resolution between youth participants
Implement and remind youth of the Respect Contract
Complete sign-in with youth to collect data of participation numbers, memberships and pass usage
Be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
Embrace and exemplify the Y’s core values

Education and Skills Qualifications:

Excellent communication and relationship building skills


Experience working with youth aged 13-18
Restorative Justice experience an asset
Participation in Mental Health First Aid (training provided)
Current and acceptable Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Position Screen is a condition of employment for all staff and volunteers
Current standard First Aid and CPR
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.


To Apply:

Submit your cover letter, resume, and supporting documents via email to:
The job posting deadline closes at midnight on Tuesday May 28th, 2024,
Include in your submission your specialized experience, and why you are the best candidate for this role. Please include the name of the position and location in your application.
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