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Child & Youth Program Instructor

Innisfil, ON, Canada Req #772
March 20, 2024

The opportunity:

Join our team at YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka as a Child and Youth Program Instructor and be part of a journey of fun and growth! We are all about creating a safe and exciting environment for children, youth, and families while delivering top-notch, values-based programs and services.
In this role, you'll be the ultimate champion of our mission and core values, spreading positivity and enthusiasm to all.


In this role, you will:

  • Deliver structured programs for children and youth, with the ability to modify programs to meet the age-appropriate and developmental needs of all participants
  • Coach and appropriately supervise children during scheduled programs
  • Communicate with all participants and their caregivers, members, staff and volunteers
  • Maintain records as needed, including attendance sheets, program area maintenance items and daily checklists
  • Work as part of a team to ensure a clean and well maintained facility at all times


You bring:

  • A positive enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Certification ‘C’
  • Healthy Child Development training or experience working with children in a recreational setting is an asset
  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Must be able to work flexible hours based program needs
  • Willingness to participate in mandated training to be completed before or shortly after commencement of work including:
    • AODA Training
    • Health & Safety Awareness Training
    • Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) Training
    • PCI Compliance
    • WHMIS
    • Child Protection Training

Why work for the Y:
At the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka, we believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members and staff. As a Child and Youth Program Instructor you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of our members and the community as a whole. You will work alongside a supportive team of individuals who are committed to our mission of building healthy communities.


  • Compensation $16.55/Hour
  • Flexible work week: Evenings 4:00pm - 8:30pm & Weekends 9:00am-12:00pm or 10:00am - 2:00pm 
  • Wellness day
  • YMCA Health and Fitness membership


In addition to a competitive wage and benefits package, we offer ongoing training and development opportunities to help you grow professionally and personally. If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career, working with a diverse team where your own ideas will be heard, then the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka is the perfect place for you.

About us:

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is a registered charity committed to fostering healthy communities by empowering children, youth, and families, promoting well-being, and encouraging social responsibility.

Our YMCA employs over a thousand staff and hundreds of volunteers who serve tens of thousands of individuals each year in various programs such as childcare, camps, health and fitness, leadership development, employment and literacy, immigrant services, and youth programming. We offer over $1 million in financial assistance annually to ensure accessibility for those who cannot afford to participate.

Beyond facilities and programs, covering Simcoe County, Muskoka and Parry Sound Districts, our YMCA is a supportive community that fosters mental, emotional, and physical well-being. We empower children and youth to become strong, confident, and resilient individuals. We assist individuals and families at all stages of life to connect with what matters most to them, fostering a sense of belonging. By supporting people from diverse backgrounds, ages, and abilities to achieve their health goals, fulfill their potential, and feel a genuine sense of belonging, we contribute to the creation of stronger communities.
The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka successfully raises over $1 million each year through strategic campaigns.

 Applications will remain open until February 1, 2024.


We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department at


Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screen and three professional references for review prior to starting employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $16.55
  • Job Start Date April 3, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • Innisfil, ON, Canada