Employment Opportunities

LEARN, GROW & THRIVE AT THE Y

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in our community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. Our staff members—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving our community’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors.

OUR WORK CULTURE

At the Y, character counts! Our values—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility— shape our culture. You will become part of a culture where your colleagues will quickly become your friends.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free YMCA membership
  • Discount off Program and Childcare fees

CURRENT OPENINGS

The New Castle Community YMCA is looking for friendly, dedicated, compassionate and organized individuals to fill the following position(s):

Child Development Center Director

Job Type: Full-time | Salary: $35,000.00 to $43,000.00 /year

The Child Development Center Director will develop, organize, and implement high quality YMCA Child Care Programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manages, directs and coordinates the school age child care programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality.
  • Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
  • Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  • Provides staff leadership for annual fund raising campaign and committees as assigned.
  • Maintains proper records/department files.
  • Organizes special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.
  • Assists with Program Committee meetings.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent.
  • One to two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.
  • Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards (if any) and completion of YMCA program specific certifications.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Health Assessment & TB test within the last year
  • Child Abuse, Criminal, and FBI clearances required

Infant/Toddler Teacher in our Child Development Center 

Job Type: Full-time | Salary: $10.00 to $12.50 /hour

The Lawrence County YMCA is currently hiring for an Infant/Toddler Teacher in our Child Development Center. The Infant/Toddler Teacher is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all group activities. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Care for a small group of children as their primary caregiver
  • Plan, supervise, and implement the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the Department of Public Welfare and the YMCA
  • Responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of the children in the program at all times
  • Supervise all assistant group supervisors and aides in the classroom
  • Effectively develop and carry out weekly activities that fit the children’s needs and interests.
  • Document attendance, medication log, and accident reports for each child in compliance with state licensing requirements
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with parents throughout the year.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service training programs to meet additional education requirements established by the PA Department of Public Welfare
  • Attend parent or parent-child events related to the program
  • Responsible for the appearance of the group and maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment, and materials for the classroom.
  • Responsible for serving lunch and snack to the group
  • Demonstrate verbally and by role model to a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and of child growth and development.
  • Continue professional development through community involvement, reading, and further education
  • All other tasks as assigned by designate.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field or completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree and a teaching certificate in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field or completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree or its equivalent in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and two (2) years work experience related to the care and development of children.
  • Must have child abuse, criminal record and FBI Fingerprint clearances
  • Must have a physical every two years and a negative TB test upon hiring.
  • General knowledge of nutrition and health & must be certified in Pediatric First Aid, CPR/AED

Food Service Worker in our Child Development Center

Job Type: Part-time | Salary: $9.50-$11.00 /hour

The Food Service Worker is responsible for effectively operating and maintaining the Child Care kitchen. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare meals and snacks daily for the Child Development Center
  • Plan, order, and budget monthly meals according to CACFP guidelines
  • Keep records of allergies, ordering procedures, and receipts for food and non-food items
  • Gather data for monthly Food Program Report for the state
  • Provide the Child Care Director with weekly and monthly reports on attendance, financial statements, and food reports

Qualifications:

A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field. or A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, including 600 or more hours of secondary training described in S3270.31© (relating to age and training) or A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, 15 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and one year of experience working with children or A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and completion of a post-secondary training curriculum described in S3270.31© or A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and two years’ experience working with children

  • General knowledge of nutrition and health & must be certified in CPR/First Aid
  • Must have a physical every two years and a negative TB test upon hiring
  • Child abuse, criminal record clearances and FBI fingerprint
  • Strong organizational skills

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Got a passion for helping children grow and learn in a positive encouraing environment you love to share? The Y is always looking for qualified, enthusiastic Lead Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Kitchen Aids to lead our programs. Read more here.

HOUSEKEEPER

Job Type: Part-time | Salary: $8.00 to $8.50 /hour

Responsibilities: The Housekeeper is responsible for maintaining either the Downtown YMCA or Y-Zone so that the facility is safe and clean, duties include but are not limited to:

Perform cleaning procedures for each specific area as assigned, Trash Removal, Dust, Strip and wax of floors when needed and requested by supervisor, Empty and clean waste baskets, Vacuum carpeting and furniture, Clean windows, Clean and organize various facility areas

Qualifications: High School Diploma or General Educational Development Certificate (G.E.D.), Physically able to complete a variety of maintenance/custodial duties, Good interpersonal skills, Basic knowledge and understanding of cleaning, including chemicals and other supplies, Ability to be flexible and on-call, Ability to be multi-tasking, Ability to effectively prioritize, Ability to work independently, Ability to lift 50 lbs., Child abuse, NSOR, and Criminal background clearance & current CPR & First Aid certifications

YOUTH PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

The New Castle Community YMCA is currently hiring Youth Sports Instructors for the following Programs:

Volleyball Basics (Tuesday's 6:00-6:50PM, October 29th-December 10th)

Judo (Day/Time TBD, October 29th-December 10th)

Basketball (Monday's 6:00-6:50PM, October 29th-December 10th, ages 5-10)

Responsibilities include: Prepare and set up for classes, Start and end classes on time, Maintain friendly, fun, and safe environment in all classes, All other tasks as assigned by designate

Qualifications: H.S. Education, Experience in program you are applying for, Instruction experience preferred but not required, 1 year of experience working with children, Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., All employees must apply for a Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance at the time of hire. Salary: $8.00 to $10.00 /hour. This position is Part-time, To apply, please submit resumes to Kathy via email or stop by the downtown branch to complete an application.

LIFEGUARDS 
We are currently looking for lifeguards to join our team. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and have their lifeguard and first aid certification. Must be available to work evenings and weekends, including Sunday mornings. To apply, please submit resumes to Brittany via email or stop by the downtown branch to complete an application.

DROP-IN CHILD WATCH ASSOCIATE
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and friendly individual who enjoys working with kids to work in the Drop-In Child Watch Center at the Downtown branch.  Download the full job description.
To apply, please submit resumes to Michelle via email or stop by the downtown branch to complete an application.

FITNESS INSTRUCTORS | PERSONAL TRAINERS
Got a passion for fitness you love to share? The Y is always looking for qualified, enthusiastic instructors to lead our programs. Read more here.

Qualified Internships
College students: give your education a real world boost with a hands-on internship at the Y. A variety of positions are available for the 2019-2020 school year. Learn more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Y provides equal opportunity in employment to all staff members and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age or other legally protected status. Equal employment opportunity applies to all facets of employment, pre-employment and the terms and conditions of employment, as well as discharge from employment.

The Y operates in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies or Agencies.