Posted: March 19, 2013
Filed Under: Aboriginal
Location(s): Eau Claire YMCA
Salary Range: $12.35/hour
Start Date: Immediate
A unique and rewarding opportunity awaits those who are prepared to fully accept the challenge of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities through YMCA Calgary's Aboriginal Department. The Aboriginal Programs and Services Department offers opportunities for urban Aboriginal children, youth and families to participate in cultural, recreational and leadership programs. The programs are structured around cultural teachings, traditional stories, literacy, education support, traditional arts and crafts, health and nutrition, and most importantly, friendship/mentoring.
This is a part time position, with approximately 30 to 35 hours per week. The successful candidate will be eligible for a full membership to YMCA Calgary.
Nature and Scope:
Reporting to the Aboriginal Programs and Services Manager, this position will involve 2 areas;
- The first is to plan, deliver and maintain YMCA Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Programming at 3 Calgary area schools during the school day as well as after school. (Catherine Nichols Gunn Elementary, Sir John A MacDonald Jr. High, and Louis Riel School)
The second area is to provide support and leadership for the evening Aboriginal Active Life programs, as required
- Plan and deliver Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Programming to meet the needs of urban Aboriginal school-aged children to ensure that students are learning about their cultures, heritage and traditions.
- Evaluate participant progress
- Complete administrative tasks -i.e. - monthly reports, registration, etc.
- Attend team meetings or department functions as required.
- Provide additional cultural, academic or health and recreation support to each school
Provide program specific support for Aboriginal Buddies, Vision Seekers and Aboriginal Active Life.
Commitment to Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA Calgary.
Service Attitude/Customer Focus: Identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority and responds in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person's YMCA experience.
Leadership: Ability to develop and direct performance of others to achieve desired results.
Communication: Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings.
Self Management: Ability to direct personal performance to achieve desired results.
Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
Flexibility/Managing Change: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.
Values Diversity: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the YMCA. Is knowledgeable in Aboriginal Culture, traditions and values and respects and embraces those.
Commitment to Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
Information Technology: Appreciates the learning opportunity in sharing information and effectively utilizes available information technology.
- Previous experience working with school aged children, particularly with children who are Aboriginal.
- Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer CPR (recertified within the last 12 months)
- Background in education, social work or recreation programming
- Security clearance check indicating a clear record, including vulnerable sector check
- Reliable transportation as travel to various program locations in the city is required
Please send a cover letter and resume quoting posting number 001-YAPS to:
YMCA Calgary Association Services
101 3 St. S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 4G6
Fax: (403) 269-4661
YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.