Before and After School Licensed Child Care - Teacher Aide (North Valley Family YMCA)

Promotes the potential of all youth in programs and facilitatespeer-to-peer connections.


YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles


Los Angeles, CA 90005-1300

Job Description

Here at the North Valley Family YMCA we have 18 childcare site located North of the San Fernando Valley. Our locations are on school campuses in a shared room or bungalow. We have several positions open.

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

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengtheningcommunity through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Under thedirection of a fully qualified Teacher (per regulations), the Teacher Aide creates positive,nurturing relationships with children while building cooperative relationships withparents/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 thechildren in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience tochildren and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth andrelationships among youth and within families.


  • Eighteen years or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • If you are interested in our Before School Care you MUST be available M-F 6:30am-8:30am
  • If you are interested in working in After-School care you MUST be available M,W,TH,FR 2:00pm-6:30pm & T 1:00pm-6:30pm
  • Previous experience working with preschool and/or school-agechildren in a group setting (preferred). Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. Previous experience withdiverse 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 andChild CPR Certifications (8 hours). Completion of child abuse prevention training prior tofirst day in program. Basic Water Safety certification for school-age summer programs.
  • Current TB, influenza (limited exceptions), pertussisand measles vaccination and physical exam.

Essential Functions


  1. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement andbelonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  2. Maintains close visual supervision of a group of assigned children, following ratios based
    on specific program.
  3. No child is left unsupervised or staff alone with a child at any time.
  4. Help children manage behavior using a positive approach, including proactive strategies,redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
  5. Actively supports the YMCA is committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americanwith Disabilities Act (ADA) where appropriate.
  6. Assist with planning and implementing program curriculum and activities that areculturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, consistent with the YMCA values, andestablished guidelines.
  7. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards, maintains siteand equipment, and maintains required program records in accordance with Title 22regulations, funding terms and conditions, and YMCA expectations.
  8. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child. Communicateswith supervisor regarding child's development.
  9. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents.Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  10. Attends and participates in family events, program activities, staff meetings and trainings.
  11. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinarysituations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. Follows reporting procedures andproactively responds to situations to ensure a safe environment for all involved.
  12. Understands and complies with current federal, state, local regulations, and YMCA policiesand procedures at all times.
  13. Maintains positive relationship with parents, other YMCA team members and community partners. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  14. Work directly with qualified teacher; never alone with a group of children (with the exception of taking children to and from the restroom).

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.



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Resumes Accepted Until

July 10, 2024

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