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Do you like to play? Are you active? Are you able to organize groups of people at all ages?


Help us to create #MorePlay in Pictou County.  Join our team as a Y-On-The-Move Coordinator.


As a YMCA we know the value of being healthy and active, the importance to bring people together and the benefits of social and physical activities on a community’s health. This program will emphasize the benefits of “healthy” living and it will get our community moving and active.


As part-of the YMCA team, you will demonstrate the value of the YMCA throughexcellent communication skills and your dynamic personality.You will have knowledge of the body, nutrition, and active programs through a background in Human Kinetics or a similar program and you will have knowledge of marketing and promotions, as well as an interest in working with children, youth and seniors.



  • Develop and implement a Y-On-the-Move Program for summer 2016.
  • Promote active living at local festivals, and community events, as well as host programs/activities/games that focus on nutrition and physical activity, children, youth, seniors, and families.
  • Respond to communities, schools, and group requests to run a program.
  • Create and implement programs in local spaces – parks, beaches, downtown areas, playgrounds and etc.
  • Assess, develop and provide recommendations for the viability of a Y-On-the-Move Program (fall, winter and etc.
  • Assess the Pictou County community needs and provide strategic input into positioning of the YMCA in the community.
  • Develop relationships with other not-for-profit groups/ community organizations.
  • Assist with YMCA fundraisers.
  • Special projects as required.



  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


  • Must be enrolled in a university or college level program for Fall 2016
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Health Education Background/interest.
  • Computer skills/Knowledge of social media outlets.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to talk to a large number of people and organize group activities
  • Up-to-date criminal record check and child abuse registry check.
  • First Aid certification


 This position will require you to work a variety of shifts, including evenings and most weekends.


This position will close at 12p.m. on Sunday, May 15th.  Please email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check and child abuse registry screening. Before employment you must complete a Child Protection Orientation. The YMCA is committed to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. 




YMCA of Pictou County Child Care Centre



Early Educator Job Description

Nature & Scope

The Early Educator plays a leadership role in the development and implementation of the children. The Early Educator is responsible for the day-to-day operational activities of the child care center - ensuring that all legislative and regulatory standards are met or exceeded consistently, and the level of programming is of an excellent caliber. The Early Educator uses sensitivity and maturity in dealing with both adults and children.



  • Ensure that the everyday planning consists of high quality, age-appropriate programming that exceeds Provincial licensing requirements, along with Playing to Learn
  • Ensure that provincial licensing requirements are met and that we are current on all relevant legislation and policies.
  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of children ages 3 months to 5 years of age
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that the children are involved in safe and appropriate activities.
  • Ensures open, ongoing communication between parents/guardians of children and staff members
  • Actively participate in Association initiatives involving campaigns, fundraising programs and other educational and promotional initiatives
  • Marketing and recruitment of volunteers and participants
  • Ensure accurate children records are kept
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding issues with staff and program participants
  • Meet strategic goals as agreed upon with the Director, of Child Care
  • Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of, and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of the YMCA
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with NS Department of Community Services


Current Standard First Aid and CPR Certification

A current criminal reference and child abuse registry check must be provided.

Experience working with Children

Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent




Commitment to Organization, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, outcomes and values of the YMCA. Articulates the uniqueness and holistic nature of the YMCA and seeks opportunities to fulfill its Mission.


Leadership: Motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes.


Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development. Shares knowledge and experience.


Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards.


Creativity and Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help achieve desired results. Challenges the status quo to discover more effective ways of performing.


Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to achieve work related goals.


Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner that supports goal achievement across the Association.


Commitment of Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and evaluate other of risk- and harm-reduction.


Flexibility and Adaptability: Able to work quickly and efficiently despite ambiguity, adjusts to customer needs, responds to unforeseen opportunities and issues with confidence, integrates new information as it becomes available.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check and child abuse registry screening. Before employment you must complete a Child Protection Orientation. The YMCA is committed to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion




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