YMCA of the Okanagan
  • 13-Feb-2019 to 01-Mar-2019 (PST)
  • Kelowna, BC, CAN
  • 19 - 20.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Competitive + YMCA Family Gym Membership

Location: Kelowna Family YMCA

Compensation:  $19 - $20.00 / hr (based on experience) + YMCA Membership for you and your family

Schedule:  Full Time 

  • 30hrs/week
  • Sunday - Thursday   
  • July & August off

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Placement:  April 2019 - March 2021


Join our new Community Programs team at the YMCA! Enjoy a fun environment, with a flexible work schedule, all while helping to transform the lives of children and families in the Central Okanagan.

Beginning this spring, the YMCA of Okanagan will provide free drop-in parent participation early years services at the Kelowna Family YMCA. These programs will integrate socializing, learning, and play opportunities for children ages 0-6 with individualized service navigation support for vulnerable families.

Reporting to the Family Support Navigator, the Early Childhood Educator (Infant/Toddler an asset) will be trained in the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum and create activities and experiences that are age and developmentally appropriate and enhance early learning, community belonging, and support cultural awareness. The candidate is energetic, personable, resourceful, well-organized, with superior interpersonal skills, and excels in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. If that sounds like you, then this is your ideal job!


Major Responsibilities:

  • Plans and provides customized high-quality early learning activities and experiences on an on-going basis, ensuring the program is developmentally appropriate, sensory-sensitive, and provides a nurturing, fun, and safe environment for children and families to play alongside each other.
  • Builds relationships through positive daily interactions with children, families, colleagues, and community partners.
  • Models sensitivity to the diverse needs of children and families, such as literacy, emotional, sensory, social, behavioural, and cultural differences.


  • Combination of relevant education and/or work experience acceptable
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education with specialization in Infant Toddler Certification/ Special Needs Education is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of child development and experience working with children with special needs
  • Understanding and willingness to work in a family-centered model, working closely with caregivers
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and work independently in the face of competing priorities
  • Upon request provide 3 professional references (eg. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague)
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than 6 months preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork.


  • Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA of Okanagan.
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions and listens attentively and communicates effectively to create an open communication environment. Share information, best practices, and resources with colleagues.

Application Process:

Please apply with cover letter and resume addressed to:

Cassandra Thomas

General Manager, Community Programs

YMCA of the Okanagan
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