After School Program Support Worker

April 28 2020
Industries Arts, Entertaiment, Culture and Leisure
Categories Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Education, Library, Education, Library, Education, Training, Health, Medical, Health, Medical, Patient Care Support
Saint John, NB

The YMCA of Greater Saint John is working hard to address the critical issue’s facing the region; the health crisis, population decline, youth outmigration and child poverty. At the Y, we are striving to build a diverse and inclusive community where each person is valued for the unique perspectives and contributions they bring.

The Y offers a diverse set of programs at 19 locations in the city and surrounding municipalities. We are a community of 300 employees and 750 volunteers. If you don’t have a Y story yet – now is your opportunity to get involved. We invite you to come see what the power of belonging can do for you, your career and your community.

What We Offer

  • YMCA membership
  • In - house training and professional development opportunities
  • Uniform and uniform allowance
  • Personal “Y Day”
  • Competitive compensation package, including benefits and pension plan
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Opportunities for cross training across department
  • Paid job related certifications (ie. First aid/CPR)

The Opportunity

Support workers will collaborate with their team to create and follow an individual program plan for a specific child, while interacting and forming relationships with all individuals in the program. Daily journals will be completed and shared with parents and all members of the team. Individuals will form relationships with children and their families to create a safe, welcoming environment for all.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working as a support in Child Care.
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate/Diploma, Human Service Counsellor Certificate, Educational Assistant Certificate or related studies would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of the New Brunswick Curriculum Framework and/ or A Place to Connect is an asset.
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours.
  • Strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Employment is contingent on having a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search along with clearance from Department of Social Development.
  • Ability to work flexible hours within the times of 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.


  • Understands and complies with the New Brunswick Child Care facilities standards and Abuse Protocol Practices. Plans and implements programming in accordance with the YMCA and New Brunswick standards. Understands and complies with YMCA A Place to Connect and the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to children’s learning and is responsive to research and practices to foster inclusion.
  • Understands each child and their family’s specific needs and plans for successful outcomes.
  • Ensures that all daily routines are followed, documented and completed in a timely fashion.
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures outlined in the YMCA of Greater Saint John employee and child care policy manuals. Adheres to record keeping as outlined by the Department of Social Development. Ensures that confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Weekly documentation to be completed and recorded each week. Must be submitted to your supervisor.
  • Participate in quarterly training sessions to continue ongoing learning and develop new skills.
  • Other duties as assigned by your reporting supervisor

As a Y employee, you will:

  • Model appropriate behaviours in line with the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s mission, vision, value and standards; establishes rapport and maintains effective relationship building behaviour with staff, volunteers and members.
  • Represents the YMCA of Greater Saint John in a professional manner.
  • Understands and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism and imparts this knowledge and beliefs upon staff, volunteers and members.

We ask qualified applicants to submit their cover letter and resume. The YMCA of Greater Saint John appreciates the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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