Why should you join our team?
YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities - join us in creating a better Calgary.
YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization that responds to the needs and health of the community.
Guided by four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary develop and delivers quality programs and services that promote the health of the community and provides opportunities for all Calgarians to belong, grow, thrive and lead. Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to creating a positive impact in the community through our health and wellness programs, child care and early education programs, community outreach programs (such as Indigenous, youth at risk, and cultural integration programs), leadership programs, camp experiences, and much more.
YMCA Calgary serves the community at our eight health and wellness locations, seven child care centres, two outdoor camp locations, and 60 community outreach locations. Join us in building healthy communities!
YMCA Camp Chief Hector (Located in Exshaw, Alberta)
Salary: $1177.80 bi monthly
Start Date: June 16th, 2024
End Date: August 31st, 2024
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 candidate will have the following;
Experience working with children to facilitate belongoing within outdoors-based programs
Horse and riding experience (any discipline)
Previous coaching and/or guiding experience is an asset
Previous supervisory experience is an asset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good emotional fitness (zero tolerance for directing negative feelings at participants, staff, animals, or equipment)
Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months) at minimum; Wilderness First Aid is an asset
Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
Three professional references
What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Lead YMCA horse programming, including horsemanship classes, horseback riding lessons, arena rides and guided trail rides for participants with varied and often limited experience and skill
Contribute to barn operations and herd maintenance including catching, grooming, and saddling horses, identifying horse health concerns, behaviour management and guidance, basic veterinary care, cleaning, and barn chores.
Work as part of a collaborative team to support all campers, participants, and fellow staff.
Support the Ranch and all program areas at CCH
Be responsible for the risk management and comfort of participants
Support the program and Ranch operation’s Health and Safety obligations as defined by law and YMCA policies
Support group development and create a positive learning environment for all participants and staff
Support the planning and facilitation of intentional, developmentally appropriate play-based learning activities. This focuses on engagement in active play outside, both scheduled and creative activities
Contribute to YMCA outdoors programming and facilitate horse programs that support camp experience impact goals
Support the development of a team through training, supervising, and providing feedback, both positive and constructive to each staff member
Establish and maintain effective communication standards with stakeholders and professionally represent YMCA Calgary both internally and with the broader community
Provide leadership that ensures program quality, and the delivery of excellent service
Effectively communicate and act as a liaison between departments and with vendors, clients, and community members
Wranglers will work in the outdoors for the majority of each day and are required to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Accommodations are in tipis or cabins, and may be nearby to campers to provide supervision. Wranglers will need to lift program supplies including hay, feed, and horse gear, as well as walk, bend, stand, and ride for extended periods of time.
The Wrangler position is physically demanding and involves long periods of walking, standing, participating in physical activity (including horseback riding), and working with horses. Wranglers will be outside every day and in all weather conditions. The position requires moderate to heavy bending, lifting, and repetitive movements as needed during Ranch programs and barn chores. Wranglers may be delegated to be available by a YMCA Calgary issue cell phone in the event of a horse-related emergency.
What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary Staff and Volunteers?
Our employees embody the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. 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.
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