YMCA of the Okanagan
  • 13-Aug-2019 to 28-Aug-2019 (PST)
  • Penticton, BC, CAN
  • $21.00-$22.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Position Details:

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 young adults in the Penticton community.

The YMCA of Okanagan will provide a program for children and youth with development needs that integrates the planning and delivery of individual plans with the supervision of these plans through group-based activities and experiences. Development needs of participants may include complex behaviours, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, and deafness or hard of hearing. Group-based activities and experiences will enhance communication, social-emotional skills, and functional life skills that are both age and developmentally appropriate.

Receiving direction and support from the Manager, The Child & Youth Care Worker plans and provides customized high-quality needs-based activities and experiences for ages 6 to 18, Tuesday to Friday from 3:30-6pm. Friday shifts will provide opportunity for program planning, as well as meetings with families, caregivers, and additional stakeholders. The Child & Youth Care Worker will be part of a program team that operates from a participant-centered approach and will be part of a circle of support for children, youth, and their families. 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!




Tuesday-Friday 1:30-6:30pm

Part Time


Foundry Space, Penticton

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan and provide high quality needs-based activities and experience on an ongoing basis, ensuring they are development appropriate and provide a nurturing, fun, and safe environment for children and youth.
  • Focus on the physical, emotional, and social needs of children and youth, as well as the physical environment. Provide replacement skills and self-regulation strategies within social and life skills and communication skills.
  • Lead children and youth to community-based supports and opportunities, such as group of individual volunteerism opportunities, community events, accessing local youth spaces, and community experiences such as riding the bus or visiting coffee shops.


  • Post-secondary degree in a related, professional field, such as Human/Social Services or related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse abilities and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of child development and experience working with children and youth with special needs, as well as diverse abilities and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in a child-centered model, working closely with families and caregivers.
  • 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.
  • Service Attitude: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance individual's YMCA experience. Is aware of service gaps and creates action plans to resolve them.
  • 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.
  • Accessibility: Sensitive to diverse needs of participants and creates an environment that minimizes any physical, procedural and bureaucratic barriers. Ensures open, available, and usable programs and services.

Application Process

Please apply by August 28, 2019 with cover letter and resume addressed to:

Jared Hidber

Manager, Community Programs South Okanagan

YMCA of the Okanagan
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