Coordinator – Inclusion Services (Special Needs)
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA
Montréal, QC

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Youth and Family Engagement, and in accordance with the YM-YWHA’s strategic plan, the successful applicant is responsible for continuing the smooth operation of all inclusion programs within the Youth & Family Engagement Department. This includes the development of services for the Special Needs population, social and recreational programs for individuals of all ages with intellectual/emotional disabilities, as well as the oversight of Special Needs memberships.

Description of Mandate:

  • Candidate must be available to work part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) from January 5, 2019 to May 31, 2019 and full-time from June 3, 2019 to August 25, 2019.
  • Monitor income and expenses, prepare time sheets and collect fees to ensure conformity with approved budget.
  • Plan and manage programming that supports the inclusion of clients of all abilities into the YM-YWHA.
  • Review, modify program content developed collaboratively with program animators; oversee implementation.
  • Hire/recruit, train, evaluate, and supervise part time staff and volunteers (where applicable) to animate department programming as needed.
  • Develop and maintain an open and cooperative relationship with parents, guardians, group home supervisors; keep them informed of program content, participant’s progress etc.
  • Coordinate adaptive transit where applicable.
  • Incorporate Jewish culture, traditions and holiday celebrations into programming where appropriate.
  • Actively recruit participants by developing and maintaining relations with social service providers such as Centre Miriam, local CSSS’s, and other agencies dealing with special needs clientele.
  • In collaboration with the Marketing department, develop outreach efforts to promote enrolment in all programs.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Youth and Family Engagement, establish, conduct, and analyze program evaluations including but not limited to surveys, questionnaires, focus groups, etc.
  • Order and maintain approved equipment and supplies; Carry out any other related tasks as they arise.

Candidate profile:

  • Minimum DEC in Special Care Counselling, Social Work, Special Education, or related field.
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience working directly with individuals of all ages with cognitive/intellectual disabilities. Experience in mental health an asset.
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience with, the Montreal Jewish community an asset.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English and French (bilingualism an asset).
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $25.00 /hour


  • working directly with individuals of all ages with cognitive: 2 years (Preferred)


  • French (Preferred)