Lifeguard (Current Employee) – Canberra ACT – 9 April 2018
YMCA NSW is a super fun and friendly group of people. Everyone is always super nice and willing to lend a hand and help out in any way possible. The workplace itself is a very supportive, stimulating and motivating environment.
It was a brilliant place to work it was just a very dramatic environment, i was put in a room where i wasn't comfortable in (coworker didn't like me and made it known) wasn't allowed to change rooms. The Centre offered a lot of good resources and the times were great.
Vacation Care Educator (Former Employee) – Palmerston NT – 27 January 2018
The most disorganised company I have ever worked in.
Without going into too much detail; typical day at work consisted of all staff having no idea what they were supposed to be doing at any given time which constantly resulted in children being bored and restless. Management was an absolute joke, my colleagues and I were unknowingly having our pay docked for breaks that we were not given. I was being taxed 25% per pay when I only signed an agreement of 10% tax to be deducted.
The only enjoyable part of the job was working with the wonderful children.
Activities Assistant (Former Employee) – Craigmore SA – 10 January 2018
i didn't work at the YMCA my mum did in the school holidays i was a teenager when she worked here. the YMCA looks after children in the school holidays. both with or without a disability my mum use to work with children with disability's and had great fun doing ti she use to love working there and with the children and other staff to it was a fun place to be
Child Care Worker (Current Employee) – Gungahlin ACT – 21 November 2017
Since I have worked at YMCA I have enjoy it, Educators have been helping me learn the new rules and polices as this centre is completely different to my last centre. Learnt the different way on how they run the centre, as well as the different paper work. Management has been great and understanding, Ive been able to go into the office to ask questions and they have been helpful. Hardest part of the job is still not knowing all the policies where at my last centre I knew all of them basically off by heart but I know it will just take time. Enjoyable part is Staff are great and friendly as well as being very multicultural which I love, the families have been great to get to know.
Maintenance Assistant, Land scaping (Former Employee) – mt Evelyn – 14 November 2017
since i was laboring it was difficult but really enjoyable since the people are so nice, i learned how to take care of a work environment and how to work with other people, the management there is excellent and very professional, its such a different environment and exciting as its not like an office job, it was hard work physically but rally fun overall.
Chief Financial Officer (Former Employee) – Adelaide SA – 24 October 2017
At the time I worked at the YMCA of SA employees were subject to a fear culture which was instigated by the head of the organisation at the time. There was little to no appreciation given to those employees that put in the extra effort. I must stress that this was back in 2013 and I trust that there has been a change in the organisation's culture.
Childcare Educator - Vacation Care (Current Employee) – Warnbro Community Y – 24 October 2017
A company that is very flexible with working hours, able to change and adapt based on your current timetable. A very young staff pool with lots of energy and relevant humour to boost the overall groups moral.
Child Care Worker (Former Employee) – Portland VIC – 13 August 2017
It's decent pay if you're a casual like i was, unfourtunantly i wasn't given enough time during the week to show my full potential as i was only rostered on once a fortnight. Lovely ladies to work with in the OSHC sector.