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Program Leader - Early Years Services

YMCA of Southern Interior BC

Please view the information below for a detailed job description outlining the role and responsibilities. If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact the organization directly and follow any application instructions as described within the job description details below.

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Job Description

Employment Type:

Part Time

Hours Per Week:


Working Hours:


Type of Child Care:


Position Start:

As soon as possible

The YMCA of Southern Interior BC has been successfully providing direct services to children ages 0-6 for over 30 years. In addition to licensed childcare and child and youth programs, the Kelowna Family YMCA also provides free parent participation early years services. These programs integrate socializing, learning, and play opportunities for children ages 0-6 with individualized service navigation support for vulnerable families.

Reporting to the Community Manager, the Program Leader ensures registered programs will support children’s developmental growth in a safe and fun environment while instilling the Y’s core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. The candidate is outgoing, personable, resourceful, well-organized, with superior interpersonal skills, and communicates with families in a professional manner. If that sounds like you, then this is your ideal job!

Major Responsibilities and Abilities:

  • Supports implementation of play based educational programming
  • Maintains safety and supervision of children and families
  • Builds healthy relationships with children, parents, and colleagues
  • Actively interacts with children ages 0-6 as a play partner
  • Connects caregivers with appropriate and beneficial community resources for child development and support
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment for program set up and take down



  • Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA of Southern Interior BC.
  • Service Attitude: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance individual’s YMCA experience. Is area of service gaps and creates action plans to resolve them.
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions and listens attentively and communicates effectively to create an open communication environment. Share information, best practices, and resources with colleagues.


The YMCA’s Commitment to Trust, Safety and Equality:

As part of a trusted charitable organization, you can expect to receive excellent services and safety training throughout your YMCA career. As the first step in your journey, you will be required to: 

  • Provide 3 references of a professional in nature (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague)
  • Provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork.

The YMCA of Southern Interior BC is an equity employer and encourages applications from all individuals who may contribute to the diversity of our workplace. This includes persons with diverse abilities, persons of color and ethnicity, Indigenous persons (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit), and people of all sexual orientations and genders.

If your application results in OR you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or religious exemption.


Other: ECE-A

Additional Qualifications:


  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C (or willingness to obtain)
  • ECE-A certification considered an asset
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Passion in helping children achieve their fullest potential through purposeful programming and implementation.
  • Knowledge of community resources and family centered organizations in the Central Okanagan

Salary & Benefits:

$15.55 - $16.49 depending on ECE-A certification, plus membership to Y facilities


Name of Facility:
YMCA of Southern Interior BC
Interior Health
Contact Info:
Phone: 1250491962
V1X 2M9
Posted On:
September 13th, 2022

Application Information

Closing Date:
October 2nd, 2022

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