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Instructor, Get Out Get Moving – Palisades-Malibu YMCA

YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.

This is a Full-time position in Pacific Palisades, CA posted June 8, 2021.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals.

With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset!

We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Instructor creates positive, nurturing relationships with children while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers, staff, and partners.

Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs/classes and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall program experience.

Provides direction to support children in the program, and teaches curriculum that is focused on mastering specific skills.

Provides a quality experience to children that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.

This is a seasonal position.

Eighteen years or older High school diploma or equivalent Completed semester units in CD, human services, or related fields preferred based on topic to lead.

Previous experience working with school age children in a group setting (preferred).

Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities around a specific area of focus (arts & humanities, sports skills, etc.).

Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.

Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current approved EMSA First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (8 hours).

Completion of child abuse prevention training prior to first day in program.


Relationships, Communication, Developing Others, Inclusion, Quality Results, Project Management, Functional Expertise



Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.


Maintains close visual supervision of a group of assigned children, following ratios based on specific program/class.


No child is left unsupervised or staff alone with a child at any time while attending program/class.


Help children manage behavior using a positive approach, including proactive strategies, redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.


Actively supports the YMCA is committed to inclusion and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) where appropriate.


Planning and implementing classes based on a specific topic and skill mastery, culminating in an exposition/showcase at the end of the session.


Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards, maintains site and equipment, and maintains required program records in accordance YMCA expectations.


Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents.

Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.


Attends and participates in family events, program activities, staff meetings and trainings.


Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

Follows reporting procedures and proactively responds to situations to ensure a safe environment for all involved.


Understands and complies with current federal, state, local regulations, and YMCA policies and procedures at all times.


Maintains positive relationship with parents, other YMCA team members and community partners.

Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.


All other duties as assigned by your supervisor
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.

Job does include water-related activities.

Ability to lift 30-35lbs