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Childcare Afterschool Teacher

Job Details

Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano area - , CA
Part Time
$17.72 - $21.98 Hourly


The YMCA currently has Full-time and Part-time childcare Teacher positions available in South Orange County.


The key roles of the Teacher position include:   

  • Plan, implement, and oversee curriculum-aligned activities for participants, including homework assistance, social-emotional learning, arts and crafts, STEM/STEAM, and physical education.
  • Foster youth success through mentorship, guidance, and encouragement, actively encouraging program engagement and participation.
  • Communicate and work effectively with participants, staff, parents, school personnel, and community partners.
  • Record and maintain daily attendance and other documentation as required.
  • Preferred availability
    • Opening shifts- 6:30am to 8:00am
    • Part-time shifts- 1:30pm to 6:00pm
    • Full-time positions also available 


Requirements & Experience for Teacher

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Experience working with children ages 5-12, in a daycare, after-school program, or camp required. (6 months for Teacher 2 and 1 year for Teacher 3
  • Teacher 2: 12 units in Child Development or a related field.
  • Teacher 3: 12 college units with 6 units in Child Development an/or Education. 6 units may be in Psychology, Sociology, Recreation, Physical Education, Art, and Music. 15-hour preventative health practice certifications within 90 days of employment. Complete YMCA Core trainings within first 60 days of employment.
  • Upload your transcripts when applying


Benefits of working with the Y: 

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Part-time and Full-time positions are available 
  • FREE Gym Membership
  • FREE Workout Classes
  • FREE Pool Access
  • FREE Training and Certifications
  • FREE Virtual Health Care Solutions (Teledoc)
  • Program Discounts Up to 100 percent off child care programs
  • Paid Sick Time
  • YMCA Retirement Fund
  • Community Impact
  • Medical and Dental Benefits available for Full-time staff


The YMCA has opportunities available in the areas below:

  • San Clemente
  • Laguna Niguel
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Aliso Viejo
  • Ladera Ranch
  • Mission Viejo
  • Lake Forest
  • Rancho Mission Viejo
  • Rancho Santa Margarita


Learn more about opportunities at the Y


Once a conditional offer is made, candidates will be subject to a criminal background check, drug screen, and will be asked to provide criminal history. Criminal history will be analyzed on a case-by-case basis as it related to the position. YMCA of Orange County participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S