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17 Mar 2023

Part-Time Adventure Club Program Support Leader

YMCA of Niagara – Posted by yjobs Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Adventure Club Program Support Leader

Location: Niagara Falls, Fireman’s Park

Dates: Saturdays 8:45 am – 3:15 pm in April and May 2023, Specifically April 22, 29 and May 6, 13 and 20th with training in advance

Rate: $15.50/hr.


Adventure Club is designed to provide children who are at-risk or in vulnerable situation with a positive, outdoor recreational program. Children can enjoy being a kid, feel safe and included, develop positive relationships, and celebrate their uniqueness. Adventure Club staff have a passion for supporting and developing resiliency in children who need it the most.


Program Support Leaders are responsible for working with a variety of participants with special needs, physical or behavioural challenges, or medical considerations in the outdoor environment of Adventure Club.



  • Experience working with children and/or youth with specific needs
  • Values driven individuals who make excellent role models for children and youth
  • Experience working in day camp or outdoor recreational program is an asset
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and flexibility
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (CPI) is an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C
  • Current Police Vulnerable Sector Search (PVSC) issued for the YMCA of Niagara
  • The ability to participate in physical activity and work in an outdoor environment in various weather conditions







  • Ensure YMCA Adventure Club is an inclusive experience and to implement strategies to achieve this goal
  • Plan and deliver programs for participants following YMCA objectives
  • Support participants with behavioural, physical, or developmental challenges
  • Assist with program implementation and adaptation of activities to meet the needs of all participants in the group
  • Read, understand, and apply information from participant profile
  • Make quick decisions to ensure maximum participant integration and safety
  • Understand and commit to confidentiality
  • Greet parents/guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evening at pick up
  • Support and work as part of a staff/volunteer team by remaining flexible (willing to learn new skills, alter skills)
  • Responsible for the safety and security of staff and participants
  • Respond to first aid and emergency situations as required and check for potential health and safety hazards at all times when on duty and complete incident reports when necessary
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion of all individuals
  • Participate in training and adhere to the YMCA Child, Youth and Vulnerable Persons Protection Policies and Procedures document
  • Other duties as assigned

How to Apply


All applicants are invited to apply by March 27, 2023 by visiting

This posting will remain open until all positions have been filled.     If you have previously worked in the Adventure Club program, please email to apply.   Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.   Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request.   If you require additional information or have any questions about the hiring process, please email

Job Categories: Art/Culture/Recreation/Sport. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Commission.

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