YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 11-Jan-2022 to 12-Mar-2022 (PST)
  • Youth Programs
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 18-$20
  • 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!


The YMCA Early Learning Readiness (ELR) Program Facilitator will work directly with informal family, friend and neighbor caregivers and the children ages 0-3 under their direct care. Under the direction of the Association's Family Resource Director and the Facilitator's direct supervisor, the Facilitator will lead the ELR program activities that engage children and their caregivers. The Facilitator will work with their supervisor to develop partnerships in the community and outreach to caregivers. The Facilitator will also work with their supervisor to administer the evaluation/assessment process and tools provided by YUSA to measure and report on the impact of the program, and to use the results for continuous program improvement.


  • AGE: Eighteen years or older
  • EDUCATION: High school diploma or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or Human/Child Development or a related field and/or Associate Degree in ECE preferred.
  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year experience working with children (infants, toddlers, and/or preschoolers) and their caregivers, preferably in a group setting. Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally-appropriate program activities in an interactive classroom setting. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values, communication skills, and emotional maturity. Ability to communicate clearly, appropriately, and correctly both verbally and in writing with caregivers, children, co-workers, volunteers and supervisors. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with children and caregivers from different backgrounds.
  • LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current Pediatric First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR. American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or ASHI; in-person or blended learning only.


You must have the physical, visual and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Job is performed in indoor, as well as outdoor, environments. Ability to lift 30-35 lbs.


  1. Plans and implements developmentally-appropriate, culturally-sensitive early childhood curriculum based on current research in child development and aligning with the state Early Learning Standards.
  2. Designs an environment with activities that facilitate the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, language/linguistic development of children ages birth through 5.
  3. Actively recruits program participants and community partners.
  4. Sets up 13 interest areas, including an outside area and sets up/breaks down environment on an as needed basis.
  5. Maintains the learning environment by arranging materials in appropriate, safe, and attractive ways.
  6. Ensures program implementation is consistent with local Y strategic plan with an emphasis on health and wellness.
  7. Submits monthly lesson plan to the site supervisor for review in accordance with lesson plan procedures.
  8. Interacts with all program participants creating a welcoming environment and modeling positive behavior which promotes growth in all developmental areas.
  9. Facilitates and model's appropriate caregiver/child interactions at program site.
  10. Maintains enrollment forms, attendance, and health records up to date.
  11. Submits all required documents to direct supervisor and/or the Association's Family Resource Director in a timely manner.
  12. Works with direct supervisor on ordering/purchasing supplies and materials as needed.
  13. Assists with tracking and reporting on all required funding metrics.
  14. Gathers information about children's and caregivers' development using observation and reporting tools.
  15. Works closely with direct supervisor to guide curriculum planning based on assessments for children and adults and to be aware of participants' growth and development.
  16. Makes referrals for any needed early intervention services.
  17. Collaborates with community agencies by providing presentations at program sites and is informed about services and programs in the community.
  18. Works with direct supervisor to collaborate with health, social services, and other professionals as necessary to provide appropriate referrals/services to families
  19. Demonstrates knowledge of and sensitivity to participants' culture.
  20. Maintains confidentially of program participants and staff/volunteers.
  21. Demonstrates appropriate leadership, professionalism, and initiative
  22. Informs supervisor of plans, activities, and participant progress and program status.
  23. Participates in available professional development workshops and training meetings designed to improve teaching skills and/or the program.
  24. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
  25. Upholds YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management.
  26. Demonstrates the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness) as well as the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Respect, Honesty and Responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
  27. Demonstrates competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause-Driven Leadership areas of Mission Advancement, Collaboration, Operational Effectiveness and Personal Growth.
  28. Performs other duties as assigned by direct supervisor and/or Association's Family Resource Director.

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