Youth Development Teacher - Mission Valley

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Job Description

The Youth Development Teacher works directly with youth in a Community Care Licensed before and/or after-school setting at either a YMCA facility or a local elementary school site. As part of a team, they impact youth’s lives by helping youth learn, grow, and develop. By exemplifying and teaching skills through both formal and informal lessons, in a safe and supportive environment, the Youth Development Teacher leads youth in becoming great citizens. Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Youth Development Teacher leads the program management and supervision of a group of children 5-12 years of age, along with the planning, implementation, and facilitation of activities and events for participants. 


Must be 18 years of age or older and a high school graduate.

 Completion, with passing grades, of 12 units in Child Development (CD) or related field. (Related fields can include: Arts, Early Childhood Education, Education, Humanities, Physical Education, Psychology, Recreation, Sociology, and Theater) o Completion, with passing grades, of 6 units with 6 more units of current enrollment in Child Development or related field will be considered.

 Minimum of 6 months working in a child and youth development, education, or comparable setting preferred

 Basic computer skills and ability to speak, read, and write the English language. Additional languages are highly desirable

 Must have a sincere interest in working with children 5-12 years of age and the ability to relate to children and adults in a professional manner

 Criminal record clearance in accordance with YMCA and Community Care Licensing guidelines.

 Successfully pass a physical exam and provide negative TB test results within 7 days of hire. (TB test results need to be current within 1 year.) 

Essential Functions

Implement age-appropriate program activities that engage students in active and meaningful experiences and in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA of San Diego County

 Actively supervise program participants, ensuring their guidance and safety at all times

 Communicate in a timely, positive and professional manner with all participants, families, school and district personnel, and community partners

 Collaborate with school personnel and program partners to align high quality academic activities and coordinate student services

 Provide positive behavior guidance that supports the developmental, social-emotional, and physical needs of all students

 Ensure that the program meets the requirements of the YMCA of San Diego County

 Perform daily duties that ensure space is properly maintained, organized, clean, and safe

 Follow emergency procedures appropriately to ensure the safety of the participants and staff

 Provide leadership to all assigned YMCA Youth Development Aides