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San Gabriel Valley YMCA

Employment Opportunities

Working at the Y is a great way to live our mission and serve our community!

You can download our employment application here. Once filled out, you can drop it off in person or email to James Barrasso (jbarrasso@sgvymca.org).

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Subsitute Program Specialist ASES

The substitute after school leader will be responsible for a group of 25 students and will assist them with homework, literacy, math, science, themed activities and the computer lab.  The substitute will manage all classroom discipline, policies, procedures and first aid.  This candidate will communicate effectively, have a strong academic background, be flexible with students and feel comfortable with providing good customer service.  In addition, the program specialist will be supervised by a Site Director and work with a team of other program specialist to deliver a high quality program. The substitute program specialist will be responsible for creating lesson plans and participate in monthly trainings to enhance and build on previous skills. We are looking for staff that are flexible, creative, and diverse and enjoy working with a team. We prefer staff members that enjoy working with kids and can commit to at least 3 days a week, but that may be available all week.  This is a great position for people interested in teaching, education, child development, human services and social work. 


  • Successfully pass district instructional aid test and/or obtain 48 college units
  • MUST  be available at least three days out of the week. We prefer every day Monday-Friday from 1:30pm-6:00pm and Wednesday from 12:30pm-5:30pm
  • MUST pass livescan, TB test and health screening. We pay and provide these tests.
  • CPR/First Aid within a month of employment
  • 6 months experience working with children


  • This is a part time, substitute, seasonal position (10 month).  Staff are re-hired for the next school year based on performance. 
  • ONLY candidates that meet all the requirements will be called for an interview. We are looking to fill spots in the next few days.

- Download the Employment Application above to get started today!


Preschool Teacher LAUP

Position Overview:

Preschool Teacher is responsible for the supervision of a teaching team along with the supervision and safety of children.  Plans, organizes, and implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum, including a recreational component, using an approach that is in line with Early Childhood Education  Desired Results Standards issued by the State Department of Education as well as YMCA policies.

• Responsible for the overall supervision and management of LAUP children ages 4 years old.
• Must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate.
• 12 college units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development required. California State Teacher Permit. AA or BA in Early Childhood Education is highly desirable.
• Minimum 2 years experience working in a preschool child care center setting required.
• Must be highly dependable.
• Sincere interest in working with children 4 years of age
• Must have a warm and friendly personality, while having sensitivity to meet the needs of a diverse population.
• Willingness to fulfill the job responsibilities in accordance to the program and branch goals.
• Ability to relate well to both children and adults.
• Physical ability to lead and interact in active sports and games with children, monitor behavior, and interact in curriculum activities and housekeeping responsibilities.
• Physical ability to lift children as needed, change and clean a soiled child, interact and direct play.
• Criminal record clearance by being fingerprinted prior to starting position is required.
• A physical exam and TB test within 7 days of hire
• Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations.
• Ability to adequately observe participants' activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures.
• CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certification required within 30 days of hire, unless specified otherwise on contract, and must be from one of the following certifying organization: American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety & Health Institute.
• EMSA Health & Safety certification highly desirable.

Major Functions

• General housekeeping of program space and food preparation
• Plan and coordinate activities that fit children's developmental needs and interests
• Record and monitor the daily activities of children in your care
• Assist in the planning and preparation of the creative learning environment, establishment of interest centers, and preparation of needed material and supplies.
• Responsible for creating monthly newsletters.
• Communicate with parents effectively and create a positive relationship
• Interact with children being consistent, fair and treating them with dignity and respect according to the YMCA Code of Conduct

- Download the Employment Application above to get started today!


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