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Teacher – Mandarin Immersion Program

Part-Time – Hourly

*Must be able to speak/read/write in Traditional Mandarin*

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The YMCA of Orange County staff are committed to teaching youth positive life skills, values and the importance of giving back. In our communities, our staff support and strengthen families by offering quality experiences that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Support Childcare leadership in providing leadership and supervision of a childcare program. Assume full leadership of childcare program in Childcare Director’s absence. Ensure implementation of YMCA curriculum while providing care, guidance and developmental experiences in accordance with YMCA guidelines and state licensing requirements. Supervise children, and may supervise staff, in a safe environment as required by the Childcare Director and site needs. Supervise/teach up to 28 school-age children (ages 5-12) in before and/or after school programs with the assistance of other staff per Title 22 requirements.

Provide supervision and set and maintain limits for school-age children using positive reinforcement.
Assist with training and evaluation of staff.
Treat children, parents, and staff with dignity and respect.
Maintain a clean environment; be responsible for maintenance of equipment & supplies.
Maintain good public relations with parents and communicate with the Childcare Director.
Assist with Parent Advisory Council meetings and maintain positive relationships with school representatives.
Ensure the health and safety of all children, including following reporting and release procedures of children.
Demonstrate and teach the character development values of respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, trustworthiness and citizenship.
Follow & enforce safety regulations & other YMCA, school, and Licensing Title 22 policies and procedures.
Oversee program operations when Childcare Director is absent.
Assist with YMCA Member Involvement program and annual YMCA Campaign.
Carries out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Must be 18 years of age.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Must be able to speak/read/write in Traditional Mandarin.
12 college units with 6 units in Child Development, Education or related field & 6 units in Psychology, Sociology, Recreation, Physical Education, Art, Music, or related field.
Pediatric (EMSA) First Aid and Pediatric (EMSA) CPR certifications must be completed within 90 days of hire.
At least 1 year experience working with children in a group environment.
Excellent verbal communication skills.
Strong customer and results orientation.
Ability to interact effectively at all ages, levels and across diverse cultures.
Ability to be an effective member of project teams.

2 years of Teaching experience.

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Once a conditional offer is made, candidates will be subject to 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.