OSCA Leader (Former Employee) – moved around – 18 November 2019
Job was fun, went to many different places and met a lot of new people. I learned plenty about child care, management was caring and understanding, the workplace culture is very much one for all and all for one, the Job can be boring at times.
While working for the YMCA we were always encouraged to uphold the four YMCA values responsibility, respect, caring and honesty. Even after leaving this job, I continue to carry out these values in my day to day life. By working for the YMCA I learned that it is okay to ask for help and step in when you see someone else struggling. I enjoyed working with a diverse range of people from any different cultures and of many different ages. Not having a set number of guaranteed hours every week was a struggle.
Was a 6 month contract to sort out and simplify there infrastructure. This was extended to 2.5 years, in this time systems and processes were put in place to allow them to easily integrate new business units into the YMCA portfolio
I loved working here as a Referee as well as a Holiday Programme co-ordinator. Working with the younger generation of Wellington and gaining skills on how to interact with young kids have been exciting to do as a paid role.
I have been a volunteer with the YMCA for just over a year now. I can honestly say that by working with the YMCA I have gained some incredible experiences that I could not have otherwise. Everyone at the Y is so friendly and welcoming and are more than happy to go out of their way to help you which was amazing! I am still volunteering with YMCA and can see myself doing so for a while.
Gaining new skills and making connections with others
Wainui Park offered a fun work environment. Working there helped be develop skills with working with people one on one and in large groups. However I would work long days often times without a weekend.
This program was working with children 5 years to 15 years during the School Holidays. The purpose was to train positive leaders. My experience was learning how to be a role model and how to keep children safe whilst under my supervision.
Working for this Company was a joy. I was 16 and new to the workforce and those there were mostly senior to me and yet they supported me and made me feel like I 'belong'. There is a spiritual ethos at the YMCA that promotes well-being. The tone was positive and this was a great place to begin a career in the workforce. I have nothing but praise for the Staff and the YMCA's commitment to excellence, health and positive stance. Many role-models can be found here.
Was the CEO of this organisations, resigned due to Board of Directors bullying culture, plus Board not knowing what their role was within the organisation they were there there to govern not to be involved in the operational workings of the organisation.
Working for the YMCA has been great but very tough at the same time. My average day started at 9 am and i finished at 8 pm long days most days. The setting tho was beautiful and I really liked the people I worked with. My instructor manager was fantastic and very approachable having said that the higher management were very hard to please and tough to read. I pride myself on working hard so I found this quite difficult to handle and times.