BY Day Camp Climbing Instructor (Contract) - #110846

YMCA Calgary


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Calgary, AB
Salary: CA$17.5 per hour
Contract type: Full time

Why should you join our team?

YMCA Calgary is a charity that ignites the potential in Calgarians. Since our inception in 1902, we have evolved into a vibrant organization operating in every quadrant of the city.

Guided by our core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary offers a growing hub of programming & services to address the needs of our community including connection and belonging, child-care support, language instruction, mental health support, lowered financial barriers, and more. This impact takes place across our 7 health and wellness facilities, 6 childcare centres, 2 outdoor camps and 12+ community programs, empowering people of all ages and life stages to belong, grow, thrive and lead.

BY Day Camp Climbing Instructor (Contract)
Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Start Date: June 10th, 2024
End Date: August 23rd, 2024
Salary: 17.50/hour

You can make an impact in the community - locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:
  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children;
  • Program discounts;
  • Ongoing leadership development and opportunities;
  • Leadership award opportunities;
  • Scholarship opportunities;
  • Paid recertification and training.

What qualifications are we looking for?

At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals. The successful candidates will have the following;

  • Experience volunteering or working with children in a recreation setting;

  • Previous climbing experience preferred;

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills;

  • Valid climbing instructor certificate (ACCT and/or ACMG level 1 or higher), OR successful completion of YMCA-hosted ACCT level 1 or 2 certification workshop within 30 days of hire

  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C certified within 12 months

  • Evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search within 12 months

  • Available evenings and weekends from June 10 to June 23, 2024 for training

  • Available from July through August, weekdays

What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?

Duties and Responsibilities include;

  • Provide a fun, safe, and healthy environment for children registered in YMCA Calgary Day Camps

  • Provide proactive supervision and facilitate daily activities

  • Work alongside camp counselors and staff when executing activities and lesson plans

  • Record and report daily/weekly summary of activities to supervisor

  • Assist with general camp activities when not in specialty area like sign-in/sign-out

  • Implement and execute daily lesson plans

  • Lead climb related activities and learning opportunities outside of climbing wall such as rope skills, off-wall physical literacy, and technique instruction

  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies & procedures to manage risks associated with activities on the Climbing Wall

  • Demonstrate and role model positive behavior when working with other staff, campers and members

  • Follow YMCA Calgary Policies and Procedures

  • Provide first aid when required

  • Greet parents/guardians and campers on arrival and departure from camp. Providing extra assistance and daily updates as needed

  • Attend 32-hours of mandatory staff training prior to the start of camp

What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary Staff and Volunteers?

Our diverse team of staff and volunteers are committed to making a positive impact in the community. In addition, they model and are committed to the following competencies:

Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity
Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind
Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision
Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day
Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision
Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model
Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions

Please note that evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is a requirement

YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally

Potential candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview

All applications are to be submitted online but for any position specific concerns or questions, please email [email protected].

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