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After-School Program Coordinator

Position Status: Full time
Deadline: July 7, 2022
Starting date: July 2022
Salary: $20 per hour
Location: Sydney NS.

The Opportunity

The YMCA of Cape Breton is looking for an energetic, fun, and childcare-experienced individual to enter the new role of our After-School Program Coordinator. They will be responsible for the oversight of our four current after-school programs in local Cape Breton Regional Municipality schools as well as lead the expansion of our after-school program in 2-4 additional schools outside of the CBRM in 2022.

The YMCA of Cape Breton is a charitable organization dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of responsibility to themselves, each other and the global community. In joining the YMCA you will become part of a dedicated team of individuals with great passion for supporting each other and the communities in which we serve. You commit to embracing and promoting the YMCA culture of philanthropy, inclusion and allyship both in and outside of the workplace.


Position Summary

The YMCA of Cape Breton recognizes the critical importance of investing in the development of the spirit, mind and body of our children in order to build healthy communities.

The After-School Program Coordinator will work in the YMCA of Cape Breton’s Childcare Division, reporting to the Director of our Early Learning Centre. The After-School Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all current off-site childcare programs at Brookland Elementary School, Harborside Elementary School, Glace Bay Elementary School, as well as the development of new after school programs in 2-4 rural communities outside of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in 2022.



  • Coordinate and manage a strong team of After School Program staff to deliver play-based learning curriculum to children.
  • Ensure licensing requirements for all off sites- correspondence with regional/provincial licensing staff, ensure all paperwork is in order for licensing inspections, support staff at all locations to ensure licensing regulations are being followed
  • Adhere to offsite childcare budget and manage appropriately for each
  • Teaching up to 50% of the day in a local after-school
  • Plan curriculum in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Nova Scotia Standards to foster maximum development for each child’s potential and growth
  • Monitor and record individual children’s progress through daily observation and development evaluations
  • Responsible for the physical, social, emotional, affective and cognitive development of the children in the program
  • Maintain contact with all the children to meet their needs – security, protection, affection, discipline, stimulation, warmth and comfort; respect each child’s abilities and provide unconditional acceptance of the child
  • Develop a relationship with families and meet their needs of comfort, security, warmth and acceptance as part of the program
  • Supportive visits to YMCA of Cape Breton after-school programs at sites across Cape
  • Build a strong team of staff through continuous communications, staff meetings, mentoring, and
  • Perform a various human resources tasks such as hiring, onboarding, performance review and development etc.
  • Communicate concerns and suggestions to the Director
  • Keep up to date with staffing information and the Child Care Department’s Policies including Behaviour Guidance, Child Abuse Protocol and Confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Early Learning




  • Post-secondary education in a related program (childcare, human services, social services etc)
  • 2-3 years in a Supervisory position
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience developing and delivering training programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintain a current first aid and CPR
  • Ability to travel across Cape Breton
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and have access to vehicle

Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. Employees will be required to complete YMCA Child Protection Training.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Child and Youth Focused
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Judgement Skills
  • Outcome Thinking
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration
  • Sense of Community

The YMCA of Cape Breton is an equal opportunity employer that values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

How To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to using the subject line “AFPC-July 2022” by Thursday, July 7th, 2022, at 5:00pm. Clearly indicate in your cover letter how you meet the qualifications. Please note that only candidates considered for interviews will be contacted.