YMCA of OC announces career opportunities dedicated to helping youth grow, succeed

YMCA of Orange County (YMCA OC), the largest licensed childcare provider in Orange County, has open positions in its child and youth development programs across Orange County. With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, YMCA OC serves families and children from kindergarten through middle school with distance learning support, homework support, full-day and part-time childcare options.

Working in child and youth development, YMCA OC staff interact and engage with every child that comes to the before and after school program in a classroom setting. Staff have the opportunity to plan and assist in leading the education curriculum. With valuable training and growth opportunities, many assistants ultimately grow to take on site lead roles – a great opportunity to jumpstart a career. During the COVID-19 pandemic, YMCA OC childcare has remained open as an essential service to local communities. This has presented opportunities for the organization to grow and continue meeting the community’s needs.

YMCA of OC youngsters

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Youngsters enjoy arts & crafts at a local YMCA

YMCA OC is currently offering childcare for children from kindergarten through eighth grade at more than 60 sites throughout Orange County during the 2020-2021 school year to meet the needs of working families amid the COVID-19 pandemic. YMCA OC continues to work closely with the Orange County Health Care Agency and follows all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements, to provide the safest environment possible for all children and staff. This includes limited capacity, daily health checks, social distancing and intensified cleaning protocols.

“As we work to support parents during this unprecedented school year, we’re thrilled to be able to hire additional staff to join our team,” said Jeff McBride, CEO of YMCA OC. “The Y is committed to excellence and we are looking for driven and dynamic team members that are eager to give children the best possible environment to learn and grow.”

Open positions include:

–Assistant Teacher

–After School Teachers

–Preschool Teachers

–Assistant Directors

–Directors/Site Coordinators

–Inclusion Facilitator

–New Horizons Program Event Staff 

Click here for a full list of job openings.

Working for YMCA OC offers a variety of benefits. Employees are eligible for a free gym membership, free workout classes, free pool access, free training and certifications, free virtual health care solutions, program discounts, paid sick time, retirement options and a flexible schedule. The greatest benefit is that their employees go to work every day knowing that they are making an impact on the youth in their community. 

To learn more about YMCA OC’s current open positions, visit or contact a recruiter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.508.7614.