YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 16-May-2023 to 15-Jun-2023 (PST)
  • Metropolitan Office
  • Maywood, CA, USA
  • 66000-75000 per year $66,000-$75,000/annual salary
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision insurance; life and disability insurance, vacation and sick time accrual, floating holidays, paid holidays, 10% YMCA Retirement Fund contribution, upon eligibility, access to free CPR/First Aid classes annually, paid professional development, free facility access to our 26 greater LA branches, free before and after school child care at participating locations for your children, free sports and youth classes for your children, paid annual Wellbeing Day, 20% off of LA Y programs, 10% Y Retirement Fund contribution (upon eligibility) plus access to a Y Retirement 403(b) Smart Account, 25% off day camp for your child, paid training and leadership development, tuition assistance, access to SoCal Credit Union, paid sick leave, and much more!

Overview: The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is seeking a cause-driven family specialist to lead the YMCA Early Learning Readiness program for our YMCA branches in the highest-need regions of LA County. The YMCA Early Learning Readiness (ELR) Program creates a stimulating environment for young children to play and learn alongside their caregiver or parent, while developing the physical, verbal, social, and emotional skills they'll need to successfully begin pre-K and for continued learning. The YMCA ELR program enhances language development, improves cognitive development and nurture creativity in early learners. It helps children to build relationships as they learn through play. The ELR program provides an informal setting with multiple "play" stations and allows for both children and their caregivers to learn how to encourage learning and skill-building at home. ELR classes feature age-appropriate activities that encourage children to problem solve and think creatively. Adult caregivers attend the classes with their early learning, allowing them to play an integral part in their child's learning and development. For this particular region, the program is at no cost to the participants. The ELR program typically runs on multiple weekly session blocks throughout the year, with classes typically being held once or twice a week, for two (2) hours, during the mid-morning/afternoon, for up to 20-30 children and their caregivers/parents.

In this role, the Family Resource Director would be responsible for leading the implementation of the YMCA Early Learning Readiness program at two (2) YMCA branches in the East Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles. Each location would have a lead program facilitator and program interns (based on the size of the program and number of weekly classes); the Family Resource Director would be responsible for recruiting, onboarding, hiring, training and evaluating program facilitators and interns for each location.


  • Education: Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work with at least 2 years of experience post-degree.
  • Licenses & Certifications: Infant Child Adult CPR & AED and Basic First Aid certified or willing to obtain the certification within 60 days of hire (certification courses available free of charge through the YMCA for all employees). Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred, but not required.
  • Related Experience: Minimum of two (2) plus years of experience in program management/operations in the area of early childhood, or upper administration experience in mental health or related non-profit arena.
  • Immunizations & Physical: TB Test clearance.
  • Specialized Skills: Visionary and creative, knowledge and demonstrated competence in implementing best practices in community development/partnerships, family engagement, volunteer and staff development, community resources, strong written and oral communication skills, and highly independent leader.
  • Other: Familiarity with mandated reporting procedures, safety and risk management. Must be able to clear a criminal record background check (DOJ/FBI/CACI).

Work Environment/Minimum Physical Requirements

  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to plan, lead, and participate in activities.
  • Job is performed in indoor as well as outdoor environments throughout the year.
  • Ability to lift 30-35lbs.
  • Job is based out of YMCA facility in one of the above listed communities. This is not a remote position.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation, as this position does require travel to program sites for evaluations and support.

To review the full job description, please visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DS-hmzL12PgvZpyygr87d16EGrQ-MeC3/view?usp=sharing


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