YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 10-Jan-2022 to 11-Mar-2022 (PST)
  • Youth Programs
  • Westchester, CA, USA
  • 16.25
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

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 strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Program Leader develops positive, nurturing relationships with participants 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 participants in the program. Provides a quality experience to participants that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with school-age children (preferred).
  • Strong character values, communication skills, emotional maturity
  • Current First Aid, Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (preferred). TB Test and health screen may may be required based on school requirements.


  • Nurtures participants through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  • Maintains close visual supervision of a group of assigned participants in alignment with program ratios set by the YMCA.
  • Ensure that no child is left unsupervised or staff alone with a child at any time.
  • Help participants manage behavior using a positive approach, including proactive strategies, redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
  • Actively supports the YMCA is committed to inclusion and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) where appropriate.
  • Planning, preparation and leading activities with an emphasis of the outdoor environment, developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant, and within the guidelines of the YMCA's program standards.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards, maintains site and equipment, and maintains required program records in accordance YMCA expectations.
  • Makes ongoing, observations of each child. Communicates with supervisor regarding child's development.
  • Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication; is liaison between the YMCA and school administration.
  • Attends and participates in program activities, staff meetings and trainings.
  • 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.
  • Understands and complies with current federal, state, local regulations, American Camping Association (ACA) standards, and YMCA policies and procedures at all times.
  • Maintains positive relationship with YMCA team members and community partners. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and trainings.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.
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