Beyond the Bell Educator- YMCA

Brantford, Hamilton, Burlington, & Ohsweken ON
Bus Route
April 27, 2023
Hours of Work

Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The Beyond the Bell Educator reports directly to the Beyond the Bell Supervisor. This position is responsible for the supervision of children, creating and facilitating the delivery of safe, age-appropriate programming in an after-school program. The Educator is dedicated to improving children’s academic competencies, values and physical well being. The Beyond the Bell Educator will work as part of a team that will empower students aged 6-11 to reach their full potential by building capacity to engage and success in their education.

  • Ensures safe, quality programs for participants and staff.
  • Collaborates with other staff, including the Supervisor, to ensure compliance of YMCA program standards.
  • Responsible for the completion and submission of weekly reports, evaluations and daily documentation with a focus on detail and accuracy.
  • Maintenance and evaluation of program equipment and materials.
  • Will identify problems and ensure issues are addressed by the appropriate manager/supervisor.
  • Models and complies with policies, procedures, best practices and employee expectations as established by the YMCA
  • Works closely with the Beyond the Bell Supervisor ensuring program plans and activities are coordinated and meet the developmental and academic requirements of the program participants.
  • Available to work a regular schedule between Monday and Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., however, is able to maintain flexibility in his/her schedule to manage issues, concerns and problems as they may arise.
  • Attends staff training and professional development activities as required.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates child centered activity plans
  • Provide tutoring and homework support to children in grades 1-5 who are experiencing academic difficulties.


  • Post-secondary education or enrollment in a college or university program, preferably in child development and related fields.
  • 1 year experience working with children in direct program delivery.
  • Valid certificate in Standard First Aid and CPR-C preferred.  Commitment to delivering programs for children.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.  Effective time management skills; must be able to plan and prioritize work assignments.
  • Self-motivated and able to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity.
  • Knowledge of child development and related “new” research
  • Ability to manage physical requirement of moving, unpacking and setting up program supplies and equipment on a regular basis
  • Experience working with students with different learning abilities and/or special needs.
  • Experience working directly with children and/or vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of anti-racism and cultural sensitivity awareness.
  • Criminal Record Check is required.


  • Paid vacation entitlements that increase with seniority (subject to eligibility)
  • Competitive total compensation packages
  • Group health and benefits plans (includes medical, dental, and prescription medication, subject to eligibility)
  • Generous pension plans with employer matching
  • Free YMCA Health & Fitness Memberships
  • Professional development opportunities including paid training and access to YMCA education scholarships
  • Reduced rates for YMCA Child Care, Camp, and Child & Youth programs (subject to eligibility)
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Opportunities for career advancement

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and complete the online application form. Should you encounter issues with the online application form, please email:

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