Before and Afterschool Licensed Child Care - Teacher

We have 18 Child Care sites located North ofthe San Fernando Valley.


YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles


Los Angeles, CA 90005-1300

Job Description

At the North Valley Family YMCA we believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

The Teacher creates positive, nurturing relationships with children while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall program experience. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.

We have several openings at elementary and middle schools throughout the San Fernando Valley: Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, Northridge, North Hills, Sylmar and the surrounding area.



  • Eighteen years or old
  • If you are interested in before school care you MUST be available M-F 6:30am-8:30am
  • If you are interested in after-school care you MUST be available M,W-F 2:00pm-6:30pm and T 1:00pm-6:30pm
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • FCS/PSY/SOC/ECE/CD UNITS apply: 12-semester units in ECE or CDor6-semester units in ECE or CD and an additional 6-semester units in recreation, arts & humanities, human services, etc. that can be directly applied to program delivery.
  • A minimum of 6 months of experience working with children in a group setting. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity
  • Current approved EMSA First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (8 hours), or completed within 60 days of hire. Current approved EMSA Preventative Health and Safety Certifications (9 hours), or completed within 60 days of hire.
  • Upon hire, completion of YMCA child abuse prevention, workplace harassment and other training.
  • In summer, Basic Water Safety certification.
  • Current TB, influenza (limited exceptions), pertussis, and measles vaccination and physical exam
  • The YMCA will provide opportunities for staff, upon hire, to attend CPR, First Aid, Preventative Health and Safety and Basic Water Rescue certification courses. The YMCA will provide, upon hire, access to complete a TB test and physical exam, if needed.

Essential Functions


  1. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  2. Full understanding of licensing regulations (Title 22) and responsible for ensuring assigned location operates in full compliance at all times. Steps in as individual in charge when Site Director is not present during program hours as assigned.
  3. Maintains close visual supervision of a group of assigned children, following ratios based on specific program. Provide oversight and guidance to Teacher Aide as assigned.
  4. No child is left unsupervised or staff alone with a child at any time.
  5. Help children manage behavior using a positive approach, including proactive strategies, redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
  6. Actively supports the YMCA is committed to inclusion and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) where appropriate.
  7. Planning and implementing program curriculum and activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, consistent with the YMCA values, and established guidelines.
  8. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards, maintains site and equipment, and maintains required program records in accordance with Title 22 regulations, funding terms and conditions, and YMCA expectations.
  9. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child. Communicates with supervisor regarding child's development.
  10. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  11. Attends and participates in family events, program activities, staff meetings and trainings.
  12. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. Follows reporting procedures and proactively responds to situations to ensure a safe environment for all involved.
  13. Understands and complies with current federal, state, local regulations, and YMCA policies and procedures at all times.
  14. Maintains positive relationship with parents, other YMCA team members and community partners. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


$15.00 - $15.75

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

July 9, 2024

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