Employment

Be a part of something great

Imagine going to work each day knowing that what you do has a positive influence on the lives of every person who walks through our doors. At the Y of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy, you’ll put your experiences, abilities, creativity and energy to work, discovering new talents within yourself and bringing out the best in others.  

Our organization is committed to welcoming everyone and encouraging all to reach their fullest potential. We offer both full-time and part-time positions in a variety of areas. Current opportunities include:

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Metuchen Branch YMCA 65 High Street, Metuchen, NJ, 08840
Full Time Positions
  • Aquatic Director

    POSITION SUMMARY:     

    Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Aquatic Director will give leadership to the Aquatic Department including but not limited to:  programming, maintaining safety standards, supervision and leadership and development of staff, maintaining all state and local health and bathing regulations, budgeting,

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    • Ensure all aquatic processes and practices are in alignment with association standards and aquatic best practices.
    • Plan, organize and give direction to all areas, programs, and rentals assigned to the Aquatic department in order to meet the needs of the community and Association.
    • Monitoring and purchasing of supplies for department.
    • Recruit, hires, trains, schedules and develops staff to fill the needs of the Aquatic Department.
    • Prepare and manage budget.
    • Ensure aquatic programming is delivered at a high level and is inclusive for all levels of aquatic abilities.
    • Ensure program and facility compliance with all state and local regulations, including all certifications.
    • Maintain all records according to local, state and YMCA policy.
    • Ensure staff are adequately training in all safety and emergency procedures and certifications are current.
    • Complete all administrative work in a timely fashion.
    • Ensure the care, safety and well-being of all members, guests, and staff in the aquatic environment.
    • Conduct a monthly staff meeting which includes in-services and emergency drills to meet the aquatic standards.
    • Interact with members, guests and community in a positive, professional manner.
    • Oversight to Swim Team at the South Amboy Branch.
    • Participate in YMCA and community special events as a representative of the YMCA.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • BS in physical education, recreation or related field is preferred or equivalent education and work experience in related field
    • Current lifeguard, CPR, AED, O2, First Aid required
    • CPO or YMCA POOL certification preferred
    • Previous Swim Team Leadership Experience
    • Program Management experience
    • Budget development and management experience
    • Previous supervisory experience with the ability to meet deadlines
    • Ability to interact with a diverse population
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as proficient in Microsoft office softwares

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, ability to tolerate aquatic area conditions of humidity, evening and weekend hours may be required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Child Care Supervisor

    POSITION:                       Child Care Supervisor                  

    DEPARTMENT:                 Child Care Services

    SUPERVISOR:                  Child Care Director

    SALARY:                           $16-$18 hourly DOE

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, the School Age Child Care Coordinator is responsible for carrying out daily preparation of program needs and assisting with the leadership and supervision of their department and staff.

     

    • Assume responsibility of School Age Child Care program in the absence of the School Age Child Care Director.
    • Assist with the planning, implementation, and supervision of the program.
    • Assist with program registration, special events, mailings, distributions, and clerical duties when necessary.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    1. Assist with the planning, implementation, and supervision of the After School Care program.

    2. Ensure the safety and well-being of all participants is the primary concern of staff and program areas are safe and age appropriate.

    3. Ensure all staff are highly trained in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and are following all policies and procedures as required.

    4. Daily preparation of snacks, crafts, program supplies, and first aid supplies for all program areas within the After School Care program.

    5. Assisting with preparing and facilitate daily staff assignments.

    6. Assist with the supervision of staff, ensuring their job duties are being met.

    7. Assist with After School Care daily drop-off and pick-up procedures for participants.

    8. Assume responsibility of School Age Child Care program in the absence of the School Age Child Care Director.

    9. Ensure all accidents and incidents are document and the documentation is submitted to supervisor by end of day of documentation.

    10. Act as a liaison to parents, program participants, and volunteers and other staff when needed on behalf of the Director.

    11. Assist with program registration, special events, mailings, distributions, and clerical duties when necessary.

    12. Assist with the creating and updating of information for bulletin boards, monthly news letter for the parents, and additional communication tools.

    13. Is “hands on” in all program areas.

    14. Accurately complete all administrative paperwork as assigned on a timely and basis.

    15. Must promote “family and member friendly” programs and facility.

    16. Must adhere to all House Rules, as well as embrace and emulate the four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.

    17. Attend all mandatory meetings as required by YMCA or supervisor.

    18. Will assist in evaluating the program and staff along with the School Age Child Care Director.

    19. Must accurately complete timesheets on a daily basis, signing at the end of each week.

     

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • Ideally be at least 21 years of age.
    • Should have or be working towards a college degree in a related area.(Must have a minimum of 60 undergraduate college credits. Knowledge of the Creative Curriculum)
    • A strong and proven ability to be an excellent role model and mentor for youth.
    • Must have experience in a childcare setting.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Dependable and reliable with an ability to have some flexibility with schedule.
    • ECERS-3 and Bilingual in Spanish and English are a plus.

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing.  Must be able to hear, see and respond quickly to children’s needs.

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • School Aged Child Care Coordinator

    POSITION SUMMARY:

     

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, the School Age Child Care Coordinator is responsible for carrying out daily preparation of program needs and assisting with the leadership and supervision of their department and staff.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    1. Assist with the planning, implementation, and supervision of the After School Care program.
    2. Ensure the safety and well-being of all participants is the primary concern of staff and program areas are safe and age appropriate.
    3. Ensure all staff are highly trained in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and are following all policies and procedures as required.
    4. Daily preparation of snacks, crafts, program supplies, and first aid supplies for all program areas within the After School Care program.
    5. Assisting with preparing and facilitate daily staff assignments.
    6. Assist with the supervision of staff, ensuring their job duties are being met.
    7. Assist with After School Care daily drop-off and pick-up procedures for participants.
    8. Assume responsibility of School Age Child Care program in the absence of the School Age Child Care Director.
    9. Ensure all accidents and incidents are document and the documentation is submitted to supervisor by end of day of documentation.
    10. Act as a liaison to parents, program participants, and volunteers and other staff when needed on behalf of the Director.
    11. Assist with program registration, special events, mailings, distributions, and clerical duties when necessary.
    12. Assist with the creating and updating of information for bulletin boards, monthly news letter for the parents, and additional communication tools.
    13. Is “hands on” in all program areas.
    14. Accurately complete all administrative paperwork as assigned on a timely and basis.
    15. Must promote “family and member friendly” programs and facility.
    16. Must adhere to all House Rules, as well as embrace and emulate the four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.
    17. Attend all mandatory meetings as required by YMCA or supervisor.
    18. Will assist in evaluating the program and staff along with the School Age Child Care Director.
    19. Must accurately complete timesheets on a daily basis, signing at the end of each week.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Ideally be at least 21 years of age.
    • A strong and proven ability to be an excellent role model and mentor for youth.
    • Should have or be working towards a college degree in a related area.
    • Must have experience in a childcare setting.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Dependable and reliable with an ability to have some flexibility with schedule.
    • The School Age Child Care Coordinator must embrace and incorporate established YMCA “House Rules” and integrate Character Development in his/her job duties

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing.

     

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Part Time Positions
  • Bus Driver

    POSITION SUMMARY:     

     

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Program Director, Camp Director and/or Branch Director of Operations the driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers and the vehicle at all times.  The School Bus Driver must display personal characteristics that exemplify the four core values of the YMCA; caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    1. Ensure the safety of all passengers in bus.
    2. Arrive on time (approximately 5 minutes prior to pick-up) at scheduled centers.
    3. Confirm delayed openings and school closings with YMCA personnel (or as indicated on local radio station).
    4. Bus is to be used only for transportation of YMCA participants unless authorized by supervisor.
    5. Any ticket, moving violation, or incident(s) that affects your driving status, must be reported to the Human Resource Director and Executive Director immediately.
    6. Be a positive, desirable role model for children and parents.
    7. Knowledge of emergency procedures and the ability to implement them if need be.
    8. Must report all accidents/incidents to immediate supervisor as soon as possible, as well as complete the accident/incident report and submit it.
    9. Ensure that all passengers and driver are wearing seatbelts at all times.
    10. Maintain and submit Vehicle Destination Logs, Gas Logs, and Mileage Logs according to YMCA procedures.
    11. Perform a pre-trip inspection checking bus for safety hazards, etc,. before using a bus.
    12. Ensure your bus has gas and the inside is kept orderly (return all lost and found to appropriate department at end of run).
    13. Smoking, eating, and drinking while driving the bus is prohibited.
    14. Drive with extreme courtesy.The bus represents the Metuchen-Edison YMCA
    15. Prepare and submit Vehicle Maintenance Request forms immediately upon detection of bus defect or possible defect, address any major cleaning issues.
    16. Assist children getting on and off bus.
    17. Drivers must walk to the back of the bus and back to the front at the end of the bus run to ensure all children have safely gotten off of the bus.
    18. Driver must have in their possession operational cell phone (provided by YMCA) and have it turned on. Always pull off the road to operate phone.
    19. Attend mandatory staff meetings and YMCA training sessions.
    20. Adhere to “House Rules” and exemplify the four core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
    21. Accurately complete time sheets on a daily basis, signing at the end of the week..
    22. Communicate with supervisor any issues, concerns surrounding the transportation of passengers and or the bus.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    CDL S&P Endorsement,

    Able to meet the Redwoods Vehicle Driver Requirements

    Able to communicate effectively

    Must be a minimum of age 21

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Group Exercise Instructors


    Help inspire, motivate and strengthen your community! We are looking for an experienced Yoga instructor to join our Wellness Staff, who are dedicated to building our community by improving the nation's health and well-being. Experience with older adults and those with health and mobility restrictions a plus.

    A Free YMCA full facility membership offered with employment.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Certifications for the relevant disciplines strongly preferred-Barre , Boxing , Pilates , Kickboxing and Tai Chi
    • 1 year Group Fitness experience
    • CPR, AED, First Aid Certified preferred
    • Provide a safe and fun environment
    • Monitor member's progress and adjust programs as needed
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the position: standing, walking, bending, stretching, moving
    • Available to work early morning, nights and weekends
    • Maintain required certifications

    Status: Part-time with opportunity for additional hours

    Pay Rate: Based on education level and years of experience

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Lifeguard

    POSITION SUMMARY:     

    Under the supervision of the Aquatic Director/Assistant Aquatic Director or Pool Manager, the lifeguards will be responsible for the safety of all members during the hours of pool operation by being on deck, actively patrolling the pool area, constantly remaining alert and scanning, enforcing all pool rules, and other duties as assigned by the Director, Assistant Director or Pool Manager.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Ensure safety of members and patrons and prevent injuries by actively guarding and supervising of pools by active scanning and patrolling.
    • Each YMCA staff member is required to participate in an enhanced cleaning program which supervisors will articulate the exact process as well as product used to clean and what PPE will be required to be worn.
    • Ensure the pool is safe and staffing is within YMCA standards when taking responsibility for the pool and when exiting off of duty.
    • Ensure your personal protective (rescue breather, gloves, fanny pack) is all in good working order and accessible per safety standards.
    • Have a complete understanding of, and be familiar with all emergency procedures, buzzers, buttons and YMCA standards, operations and protocols.
    • Ensure security of pool when leaving the pool area – no pool is ever left unguarded for any reason, at any time.Pool and pool deck must be vacated by all when guard must leave pool area.
    • React immediately to signs of individuals in distress.
    • Administer first aid to victims using OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Universal PrecautionsProvide immediate care to sustain life until EMS arrives.
    • Complete all incident and save reports at time of incident, including all pertinent information.Reports must be legible and state the facts as witnessed by the guard.
    • Maintain all aquatic standards and rules.Ensure no distractions or interference with the ability to hear or see signs of distress.
    • Adherence to all bathing code regulations, standards and safety measures.
    • Must keep all certifications current and have the ability to provide documentation of certifications at all times when requested.
    • Wear proper YMCA professional appearance policy attire as well as have all proper safety equipment (whistle, tube, fanny pack, etc) on persons at all time.
    • Participate as part of the Aquatic Team in providing a safe and enjoyable, member friendly environment.
    • Have the ability to perform a pool reading and if assigned to take a reading, ensure all readings are documented and clearly entered into the pool reading log.Any readings outside of the normal range must be reported to the Aquatic Director or designed Certified Pool Operator.
    • Respect coworkers by arriving on time and in accordance with scheduled hours.
    • Communicate all pool rules and policies in a friendly but firm manner.Ultimately the pool is the lifeguard’s responsibility.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • A minimum of 16 years of age.
    • Current lifesavings, First-Aid, CRP/AED and Oxygen certification.
    • Mature and responsible who can react without hesitation in a professional manner.
    • Ability to enforce all pool rules fairly, effectively in a positive manner.
    • Ability to use water testing kit and be part of the team accurately reflecting results.
    • Ability to see and hear individuals and alarms in pool/pool area
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

       

    • PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

       

    • Sufficient strength and skill technique to control and rescue struggling adult swimmers, lifting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, concentration, attention and focus to one area for extended periods of time, warm weather outdoor work, average to warm in-door and out-door pool heat and humidity.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Personal Trainer

    Be the spark that inspires someone to keep training, to try harder and live healthier. We are currently looking for a Certified Personal Trainer who is a motivated, career-aspiring fitness professional and is passionate about changing lives through exercise. As a Certified Personal Trainer, you will be the ultimate provider of fitness, results and an exceptional member experience. Make a difference every day while building a exciting career in fitness. As a Personal Trainer, you will work one-on-one and in small groups with members to help them achieve their fitness goals. You will also be required to monitor the fitness center, greet members, ensure safety of all members, keep facility clean and demonstrate use of equipment. Candidate will also assist coordinators and directors as needed.

    A Free YMCA full facility membership offered with employment.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Personal Training Experience: 1 year preferred
    • Have CPR and AED Certification
    • Promote the mission and values of the YMCA
    • Assist clients in setting specific and attainable fitness goals
    • Take initiative in enrolling current and potential members into our training program
    • Offer alternative exercises and routines to accommodate different levels of fitness
    • Plan routines and choose movements depending on clients capabilities, limitations and goals
    • Advise clients on proper clothing and shoes for exercise
    • Strong personal and communication skills
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Personal Training/Group Exercise Certification required (ACSM, NASM, ACE, NETA, AFAA preferred).

    Part-time:

    • Up to 10 hours per week
    • Daytime, evening and weekends available

    Pay Rate: Based on education level and years of experience

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • School Aged Child Care Counselor

    The School Age Child Care Counselor will provide guidance, mentoring and coaching for all children in the After School Care Program while ensuring the safety and well-being for the children in the Program. 

    Requirements:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age with experience working with school age children or related setting. 
    • Ability to demonstrate skills in games, athletics, crafts, storytelling, songs, and be able to lend guidance and motivate children in their care.
    • Excellent written and communication skills required.
    • Ability to follow program schedules and program policies.
    • Ability to work as part of a team with a common goal of every school age participant reaching their fullest potential.
    • CPR and Standard First Aid preferred – will train
    Status Part-time: 5-25 hours per week
     
    Free YMCA Full Facility Membership

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Swim Instructor

    Job Description   

    Under the direction of the Aquatic Director/Assistant Aquatic Director or assigned supervisor, the Swim Instructor will assure the safety, well-being and enjoyment of all class participants in his/her class.  The Instructor is responsible for teaching the strokes by instructing, demonstrating, and correcting the individual so they may learn to the best of their ability.  Swim instructors should make and keep swimming a fun activity, while bearing in mind that safety can never be compromised and the swim instruction guidelines must be adhered to.

     

     

    Qualifications: 

    • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Exceptions made for an individual with a strong aquatic background.
    • Must have knowledge & skills of all 4 strokes.
    • Must attend all in-house workshops.
    • CPR & First Aid is suggested.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Swim Team Coach

    POSITION SUMMARY:   

     

    Under the direction and with the support of the Senior Swim Team Coach, the Assistant Swim Team Coach will coach and mentor the assigned Swim Team group utilizing a positive, proactive coaching approach with the emphasis being on personal development and team work.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:        

     

    • Assist the Senior Swim Team Coach in all aspects of coaching assigned group(s).
    • Ensure all team members are coached using positive coaching and mentoring skills.
    • Implement a practice and training routine that supports the goals of the swimmers and team, following the guidance and direction of the Senior Swim Team Coach.
    • Ensure all practice and meet times are communicated clearly and the schedules are followed.
    • Attend swim team practices, meets and events as required, often will take place in the evenings and weekends.
    • Instill a culture of safety, ensuring all child abuse prevention policies, as well as the Safe Sports Act requirements are strictly adhered to.
    • Elevate all concerns to the Senior Swim Team Coach or Senior Aquatic Director immediately.
    • Communicate in a positive, professional manner at all times.
    • Ensure the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsivity are delivered at present at all times.
    • Support the Senior Swim Team Coach and/or Head Swim Team Coach with maintaining a clean pool and locker room areas during the swim team program times.
    • Proactively promote the MEWSA swim team.

     

     

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
    • Current Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED
    • Coaches Safety Training and YMCA Competitive Swim Training (will provide)
    • Previous Swim Team Experience or excellent aquatic skills
    • Excellent communication skills

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, ability to tolerate aquatic area conditions of humidity, evening and weekend hours may be required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

     

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Wellness Floor Staff
    Wellness Floor Staff
     
    Supervises the fitness center and members in an enjoyable and positive environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle for all.  Join our Wellness Staff, who are dedicated to strengthening our community by improving the nation's health and well-being.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Basic knowledge of fitness and health. 
    • One year customer service a plus.
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the position: standing, walking, bending, stretching, moving and lifting weights.
    • Ability to interact with diverse populations.
    • Must present a professional image.
    • Enthusiastic and outgoing. 
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Maintain required certifications, including but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, O2, AED
    Status and Hours:
    • Part-time hourly
    • Schedule varies

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Edison Branch 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ, 08820
Part Time Positions
  • Assistant Teacher-multiple positions
    POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Teacher will work with a small group of children under the coaching and supervision of a professional staff to ensure the care, safety and well being of the children assigned to her/his group. S/he will use the philosophy of the YMCA mission and the four core values (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility) to deliver and implement a program of the highest quality where every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    1. Assist in supervising the group of children to which she/he is assigned (during classroom experience, during outdoor playground activities and while off the Center grounds).
    2. Become involved with the children in group play and outside activities.
    3. Assist with the nap period duties including, but not limited to; setting out and replacing cots/mats/cribs; settling the children, i.e., rubbing backs, reading stories.
    4. Understand & assist the teacher in implementing the curriculum and it’s assessment system.
    5. Have an ability to identify child abuse and have a clear understanding of reporting requirements and responsibilities.
    6. Be responsible for going into the pool to assist swim instructors and maintain staff:child ratio during swim lessons/activities.
    7. Utilize any specific abilities or talents that can enrich the children’s day care experience.
    8. Assist with food service (snack, lunch, special treats) and clean up the eating area.
    9. Support the Y’s HEPA standards by role modeling through participation in activities, snacks, & meals as well as avoiding consumption of foods & beverages during program hours that are inconsistent with HEPA standards.
    10.Be responsible for keeping equipment and materials clean, accessible and in good condition.
    11.Assist the teacher in keeping the classroom organized and neat.
    12.Administer first aid and supervise children’s personal hygiene.
    13.Assist in administration of medication under the direction of the classroom teacher. 14.Assume the responsibilities of the classroom teacher during her absence, with the direction and support of the director.2
    15.Assist in the preparation of materials for daily activities.
    16.Be responsible for daily paperwork (i.e. accident reports, unusual incident reports) needed to maintain state code.
    17.Assist in all bathroom procedures, diapering, potty training, hand washing, etc. 18.Attend all staff meetings when necessary and contribute to the meetings.
    19.Support the center/association by participating in community events as requested by the Supervisor.
    20.Be required to maintain a current CPR & First Aid Certification as well as attend workshops presented during “Center Shut Down”.
    21. Encouraged to attend other forms of professional training during the year.
    22.Be responsible for understanding and emulating the four core values.
    23.Be responsible for accurately recording time worked using the time management system provided on a daily basis

    . REQUIREMENTS:
     High school diploma or its equivalent.
     Previous child care experience or related experience.
     Some credits or classes in education or early childhood education a plus.
     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
     Ability to work as part of a team. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing. Must be able to hear, see and respond quickly to children’s needs.

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Group Exercise Instructor

    Help inspire, motivate and strengthen your community! We are looking for experienced, energetic certified Group Exercise Instructors in all areas.  Multiple certifications are a plus! Join our Wellness Staff, who are dedicated to building our community by improving the nation's health and well-being at a brand new 82,000 sq. ft. facility in Piscataway NJ!

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Multiple certifications a plus
    • 1 year Group Fitness experience
    • CPR, AED, First Aid Certified preferred
    • Provide a safe and fun environment
    • Monitor member's progress and adjust programs as needed
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the position: standing, walking, bending, stretching, moving and lifting weights.
    • Available to work early morning, nights and weekends
    • Maintain required certifications

    Part-time: Daytime, evening and weekend hours available

    Pay Rate: Based on education level, years of experience

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Maintenance Staff

    Job Description

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, the Maintenance staff member will, perform “hands-on” duties that will support the overall cleanliness, upkeep and safety of the branch or center.  He or she will also assist with maintenance projects deemed appropriate by the Director.

     

     

    Qualifications

    • ŸHigh School or equivalency
    • ŸMinimum 2 years related experience – cleaning, landscaping, mechanical etc.
    • ŸMust have experience with various hand tools
    • ŸPrevious maintenance experience is preferred
    • ŸPrevious aquatic / pool management experience a plus
    • ŸMust have a pleasant, helpful personality and work as a team player
    • ŸMust be able to do minor lifting

    Essential Functions:

    • ŸComplete assigned maintenance projects in a timely, safe fashion.
    • ŸEnsure all enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes are followed without exception.
    • ŸWork in tandem with their supervisor to ensure all tasks assigned are completed.
    • ŸWork closely with the Senior Facility Director to ensure any areas of concern are addressed immediately and appropriately.
    • ŸUtilize all safety practices and guidelines ensure that all tasks are done in a safe manner and all PPEs are used appropriately.
    • ŸReport any findings of additional repairs or work needed immediately to the Director.
    • ŸAttend all mandatory meetings.
    • ŸPossess a clear understanding of YMCA core values and exemplify them when on duty.
    • ŸFollow “House Rules” and four core values.
    • ŸAccurately reflect hours worked utilizing the time recording method assigned.
    • ŸFollow assignments given by Director, including special projects and set-ups
    • ŸCommunicate with Supervisor to ensure all areas of concern are communicated on a timely basis.

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    • Ability to walk, sit, stand, bend, crawl, reach, stretch, pull, push, climb, lift and carry a maximum of 50 pounds.
    • Ability to tolerate outdoor weather conditions (both heat and cold).
    • Ability to hear and see to ensure the ability to take directions in various environments safely.
    • Ability to communicate in writing and verbal to ensure safety requirements can be clearly understood.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    • Working conditions are normal for a YMCA facility environment containing both indoor and outdoor areas.
    • Work may require week-end, early morning and late evening hours.

     

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Personal Trainer

    Job Description   

    The ideal candidate will be a Certified Personal Trainer who is a motivated, career-aspiring fitness professional and is passionate about changing lives through exercise. As a Certified Personal Trainer, you will be the ultimate provider of fitness, results and an exceptional member experience.

     

    Qualifications: 

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Personal Training Experience: 1 year preferred
    • Have First Aid, CPR and AED Certification
    • Promote the mission and values of the YMCA
    • Assist clients in setting specific and attainable fitness goals
    • Take initiative in enrolling current and potential members into our training program
    • Offer alternative exercises and routines to accommodate different levels of fitness
    • Plan routines and choose movements depending on clients capabilities, limitations and goals
    • Strong personal and communication skills
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Personal Training/Group Exercise Certification required (ACSM, NASM, ACE, NETA, AFAA preferred).

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • School Aged Child Care Counselors-Multiple positions

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the leadership and supervision of the School Age Child Care Director, Child Care Director or Site Director, the School Age Child Care Counselor will provide guidance and secure safety for all of the children in the After School Program.  The School Age Child Care Counselor will implement programs designed and monitored by the  Director that ensure every child has the ability to reach their fullest potential and incorporate the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Be a role model for children in program, ensuring they have the ability to thrive and grow.
    2. Assist with daily arrivals and dismissals ensuring all attendance records are accurate and notifying the School Age Child Care Director of any discrepancies.
    3. Responsible for equipment and supplies of the program.
    4. On assigned late-nights responsibilities include straightening up the room, locking all cabinets, removing lost & found items, directing parents (when needed) on how to make payment of late fees and returning sign-out sheets and necessary information to office.
    5. Awareness of emergency procedures and be able to implement quickly and safely as necessary.
    6. Report all accidents/incidents to supervisor ASAP and prepare accident form accurately and completely and submit to supervisor.
    7. Supervise and interact with children during activities both indoors and outside, while on trips, during walks, playing on playground, lunch time, in pool area,etc., having complete knowledge of where children are at all times.
    8. Implement activities for group including setting up of activities and materials necessary for program implementation.
    9. Participate with enthusiasm and motivate all children in group while embracing the four core values.
    10. Discipline children in an appropriate manner when necessary using the positive discipline guidelines.
    11. Meet, greet, discuss and promote program content and children with parents in a manner which reflects “Family Friendly” YMCA.
    12. Adhere to YMCA “House Rules”.
    13. Attend all mandatory department and/or YMCA trainings and meetings.
    14. Utilize the time and attendance system assigned to ensure time worked each day is recorded accurately.
    15. Some flexibility to have change of hours to reflect ½ day closings, holidays and morning care if needed.
    16. Must be on time for hours scheduled or find replacement for hours not able to work. During emergency closings staff are responsible to call the YMCA as soon as possible to be certain of what the program hours will be for that day and what coverage arrangements are being made.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • 18 years of age with experience working with children in a childcare or related setting.
    • Ability to demonstrate skills in games, athletics, crafts, storytelling, songs, and be able to lend guidance and motivate children in their care.
    • Ability to work as part of a team with a common goal of every afterschool care participant reaching their fullest potential.
    • CPR and Standard First Aid preferred – will train

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing found in a school age child care environment.

     

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

South Amboy Branch YMCA 200 John T. O’Leary Blvd., South Amboy, NJ, 08879
Part Time Positions
  • Billing Coordinator

    POSITION SUMMARY:     

    The Billing Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and completing monthly payments, building and adjusting program and membership registration pages, collection of balances and review of monthly tuition files for program participants in assigned sites or programs.

     

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Review each participants profile to ensure that they are in compliance with the system structure.
    • Identify, review and correct any inconsistencies in payments vs registrations
    • Process all credits and returns, including checks and credit card declines as required
    • Create rate plans and programs in tracking software
    • Run reports for each site as required
    • Process all drafts for each assigned site and coordinate billing information
    • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding payments
    • Collection of tuition for assigned programs
    • Process all third party payment reports and enter in payment management system
    • Communicate financial discrepancies with assigned Directors
    • Balance end of day report and make deposits as assigned
    • Review registrations and all payments received for assigned programs in computer management system
    • All other duties as assigned

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Strong accounting background, degree or certificate preferred, experience required.
    • Familiar with Microsoft products and the ability to quickly familiarize themselves with management software YMCA utilizes
    • Clean driving record may be required
    • Ability to schedule work assigned to meet the needs of site and Directors

     

     

     

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, evening and weekend hours may be required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Group Exercise Instructor Yoga

    Help inspire, motivate and strengthen your community! We are looking for an experienced Yoga instructor to join our Wellness Staff, who are dedicated to building our community by improving the nation's health and well-being. Experience with older adults and those with health and mobility restrictions a plus.

    A Free YMCA full facility membership offered with employment.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Yoga Teacher Training Certification
    • 1 year Group Fitness experience
    • CPR, AED, First Aid Certified preferred
    • Provide a safe and fun environment
    • Monitor member's progress and adjust programs as needed
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the position: standing, walking, bending, stretching, moving
    • Available to work early morning, nights and weekends
    • Maintain required certifications

    Status: Part-time with opportunity for additional hours

    Pay Rate: Based on education level and years of experience

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Group Exercise Instructor, Boot Camp & Strength Formats

    Help inspire, motivate and strengthen your community! We are looking for an experienced, energetic certified Group Ex Instructor. Multiple certifications are a plus! Join our Wellness Staff, who are dedicated to building our community by improving the nation's health and well-being.

    A Free YMCA full facility membership offered with employment.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Multiple certifications a plus
    • 1 year Group Fitness experience
    • CPR, AED, First Aid Certified preferred
    • Provide a safe and fun environment
    • Monitor member's progress and adjust programs as needed
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the position: standing, walking, bending, stretching, moving and lifting weights.
    • Available to work early morning, nights and weekends
    • Maintain required certifications

    Part-time: Daytime, evening and weekend hours available

    Pay Rate: Based on education level, years of experience

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Lifeguard

    POSITION SUMMARY:     

    Under the supervision of the Aquatic Director/Assistant Aquatic Director or Pool Manager, the lifeguards will be responsible for the safety of all members during the hours of pool operation by being on deck, actively patrolling the pool area, constantly remaining alert and scanning, enforcing all pool rules, and other duties as assigned by the Director, Assistant Director or Pool Manager.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Ensure safety of members and patrons and prevent injuries by actively guarding and supervising of pools by active scanning and patrolling.
    • Each YMCA staff member is required to participate in an enhanced cleaning program which supervisors will articulate the exact process as well as product used to clean and what PPE will be required to be worn.
    • Ensure the pool is safe and staffing is within YMCA standards when taking responsibility for the pool and when exiting off of duty.
    • Ensure your personal protective (rescue breather, gloves, fanny pack) is all in good working order and accessible per safety standards.
    • Have a complete understanding of, and be familiar with all emergency procedures, buzzers, buttons and YMCA standards, operations and protocols.
    • Ensure security of pool when leaving the pool area – no pool is ever left unguarded for any reason, at any time.Pool and pool deck must be vacated by all when guard must leave pool area.
    • React immediately to signs of individuals in distress.
    • Administer first aid to victims using OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Universal PrecautionsProvide immediate care to sustain life until EMS arrives.
    • Complete all incident and save reports at time of incident, including all pertinent information.Reports must be legible and state the facts as witnessed by the guard.
    • Maintain all aquatic standards and rules.Ensure no distractions or interference with the ability to hear or see signs of distress.
    • Adherence to all bathing code regulations, standards and safety measures.
    • Must keep all certifications current and have the ability to provide documentation of certifications at all times when requested.
    • Wear proper YMCA professional appearance policy attire as well as have all proper safety equipment (whistle, tube, fanny pack, etc) on persons at all time.
    • Participate as part of the Aquatic Team in providing a safe and enjoyable, member friendly environment.
    • Have the ability to perform a pool reading and if assigned to take a reading, ensure all readings are documented and clearly entered into the pool reading log.Any readings outside of the normal range must be reported to the Aquatic Director or designed Certified Pool Operator.
    • Respect coworkers by arriving on time and in accordance with scheduled hours.
    • Communicate all pool rules and policies in a friendly but firm manner.Ultimately the pool is the lifeguard’s responsibility.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • A minimum of 16 years of age.
    • Current lifesavings, First-Aid, CRP/AED and Oxygen certification.
    • Mature and responsible who can react without hesitation in a professional manner.
    • Ability to enforce all pool rules fairly, effectively in a positive manner.
    • Ability to use water testing kit and be part of the team accurately reflecting results.
    • Ability to see and hear individuals and alarms in pool/pool area
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

       

    • PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

       

    • Sufficient strength and skill technique to control and rescue struggling adult swimmers, lifting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, concentration, attention and focus to one area for extended periods of time, warm weather outdoor work, average to warm in-door and out-door pool heat and humidity.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Personal Trainer

    Are you looking to grow your personal training business? Do you love helping clients achieve their goals?? Do you love bringing the latest fitness trends to your clients? LOOK.NO.FURTHER! An exciting and rewarding career awaits you at the YMCA!

    We are currently looking for a Certified Personal Trainer who is a motivated, career-aspiring fitness professional and is passionate about changing lives through exercise. As a Certified Personal Trainer, you will be the ultimate provider of fitness, results and an exceptional member experience. Make a difference every day while building an exciting career in fitness. PLUS, enjoy the staff benefits of the YMCA. A free full facility membership, program discounts and access to YMCAs nationwide are just a few! If this sounds great to you, then contact us for the many opportunities we have available! Build YOUR career with US!

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Personal Training Experience: 1 year preferred
    • Have First Aid, CPR and AED Certification
    • Promote the mission and values of the YMCA
    • Assist clients in setting specific and attainable fitness goals
    • Take initiative in enrolling current and potential members into our training program
    • Offer alternative exercises and routines to accommodate different levels of fitness
    • Plan routines and choose movements depending on clients capabilities, limitations and goals
    • Strong personal and communication skills
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Personal Training/Group Exercise Certification required (ACSM, NASM, ACE, NETA, AFAA preferred).

    Part-time:

    • Flexible hours: Daytime, evening and weekends available
    • Possibility for full-time opportunity based on performance

    Pay Rate:  Based on education level and years of experience

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • School Age Child Care Counselor

    The School Age Child Care Counselor will provide guidance, mentoring and coaching for all children in the After School Care Program while ensuring the safety and well-being for the children in the Program. 

    Requirements:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age with experience working with school age children or related setting. 
    • Ability to demonstrate skills in games, athletics, crafts, storytelling, songs, and be able to lend guidance and motivate children in their care.
    • Excellent written and communication skills required.
    • Ability to follow program schedules and program policies.
    • Ability to work as part of a team with a common goal of every school age participant reaching their fullest potential.
    • CPR and Standard First Aid preferred – will train
    Status Part-time: 5-25 hours per week
     
    Free YMCA Full Facility Membership

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Swim Instructor
    The YMCA of MEWSA is offering a great opportunity to join a passionate and driven Aquatic Department. The Swim Instructor will assure the safety, well-being and enjoyment of all class participants in his/her class.  The Instructor is responsible for teaching the strokes by instructing, demonstrating, and correcting the individual so they may learn to the best of their ability.  Swim instructors should make and keep swimming a fun activity, while bearing in mind that safety can never be compromised and the swim instruction guidelines must be adhered to.

    Qualifications:

    • To teach in a professional, courteous manner, be attentive to all participants, eliminate unsafe practices and physical hazards.
    • Exhibit respect for the pool rules, obeying them at all times.
    • Positive and friendly attitude.
    • Properly dresses in a swim suit at all times.
    • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to shift start time and be on deck 5 minutes prior to class time.
    • Instructor must make sure classes start on time and end on time, adjusting of class time is not the acceptable or the decision of the instructor.
    • Take accurate attendance at the beginning of each class.
    • Make every effort to know each child's name by third class.
    • Be prepared to teach and know the subject of your instruction.

    Part-time Shifts Available:
     
    M-F 4:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    Saturday 7:30 AM - 12 PM

    Salary based on experience

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Wellness Floor Staff
    Wellness Floor Staff
     
    Supervises the fitness center and members in an enjoyable and positive environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle for all.  Join our Wellness Staff, who are dedicated to strengthening our community by improving the nation's health and well-being.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Basic knowledge of fitness and health. 
    • One year customer service a plus.
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the position: standing, walking, bending, stretching, moving and lifting weights.
    • Ability to interact with diverse populations.
    • Must present a professional image.
    • Enthusiastic and outgoing. 
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Maintain required certifications, including but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, O2, AED
    Status and Hours:
    • Part-time hourly
    • Schedule varies

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Full Time Positions
  • School Age Programs/Camp Director

    POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision and leadership of the Director of Operations, the School Age Program/Summer Day Camp Director develops, organizes, implements and supervises high quality YMCA programs that encompass After School Care/Virtual Learning, Summer Day Camp and Youth Programs as assigned.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Plan, organize, promote and provide leadership to the Before and After school Care/Remote Learning, Summer Camp and youth programs as assigned using the current curriculum and standards of the YMCA.
    • Be a role model, leading by example.
    • Ensure all health and safety practices and protocols are adhered to at all times and the environment meets all safety and health requirements and expectations.
    • Develop strong relationships within the community to align programs with needs.
    • Hire, schedule, rain, coach and mentor staff.
    • Maintain all state and local regulations and ratios.
    • Execute administrative duties including, but not limited to payroll, reviews, staff meetings, branch meetings, brochure material preparation, program registration, incident reports, etc.
    • In conjunction with Branch Director of Operations, develop and implement program budget.
    • Ensure accurate record keeping (ie: billing, medical cards, attendance rosters,)
    • Ensure adequate and appropriate programs supplies are on-hand
    • Communicate effectively with staff, program participants, parents and volunteers.
    • Coordinates program registration and special events.
    • Participates as a member of the YMCA Branch Leadership Team and participates in YMCA organization projects and events.
    • Ensure positive discipline practices are being used within all areas of the programs.
    • Submit written training schedule and staff development plans to supervisor and ensure that are being delivered.
    • On a daily basis actively engage with the day-to-day operations of the programs.
    • Coordinate and monitor bus transportation to ensure all children are transported to and from program and schools following YMCA bus procedures.
    • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certification.
    • Attend all mandatory staff meetings and training as required and deliver pieces of trainings and meeting content as required.
    • Adhere to and model the four-core values and YMCA “House Rules”.

     

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • BS in education or related field is preferred or equivalent education and work experience in related field.
    • Current CPR and First Aid.
    • Program Management experience, budget development and leadership experience.
    • Exceptional relationship building skills and a strong ability to continually identify, develop and grow programs.
    • A minimum of 2 years previous supervisory experience with the ability to meet deadlines, schedule, coach and develop staff.
    • Ability to interact with a diverse population.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skill and organizational skills necessary
    • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite and an ability to learn YMCA management systems.
    • Ability to work flexible schedule as needed, including evenings and weekends to accommodate meeting, event and building needs.
    • Previous YMCA experience a plus

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, and reaching. 

    An ability to tolerate outdoor seasonal weather conditions.  Evening and weekend hours may be required. 

    Normal amounts of reading, writing, computer work.

    An ability to speak and present in public to both large and small audiences.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

     

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

The YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center 520 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
Part Time Positions
  • Art Instructor

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the supervision and the guidance of the Director or assigned supervisor, the art instructor will be responsible for planning and instructing a variety of art classes for all levels of participants from beginner to advance, which may include, but not limited to sketching, drawing, painting, digital, clay, etc.).

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Arrive at assigned time in order to ensure that prior to class all equipment/materials is set up and check to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • Ensure all health and safety protocols are being adhered to.
    • Take attendance during each class and ensure all participants have signed in
    • Ensure that children are accompanied by an adult when required and all children are supervised at all times.
    • Exhibit a pleasant and cheerful at all times, engaging children and families in activities/classes
    • Accurately punch in and out.
    • Must attend all mandatory meetings and trainings as directed.
    • Engage and interact with all YMCA members, class participants and staff in a professional, respectful and courteous manner, reflecting our core values and providing assistance where possible.
    • Adhere to YMCA professional appearance policy which may include staff shirt/smock, appropriate pants while on duty.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Prefer 18 years of age

    Strong background in specialty area

    Previous experience instructing or leading groups

    Ability to mentor children and connect with families

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Birthday Party Specialist

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the leadership and guidance of the Program Director or Coordinator the Birthday Party Specialist will be responsible for the planning, supervision and outcome of the party.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Essential that the Birthday Party Specialist has communicated with Coordinator/Director prior to party or with responsible person for party to ensure the expectations of the party are met.
    • Must have knowledge of emergency procedures.
    • Must arrive prior to the beginning of the party and ensure all equipment and party materials are set up and there are no safety concerns.
    • Conduct party in a safe, engaging manner.Redirect behavior in a positive, encouraging manner, engaging parent/guardian if need be to ensure safety is always a priority as well as all participants having a positive experience.
    • Display a pleasant, cheerful, enthusiastic and approachable manner, ensure that the party contact is aware that the Birthday Party Specialist is their point person.
    • Ensure that support staff are aware of their responsibilities and are carrying them out in a positive manner.
    • Communicate with the security staff or member services staff for any building issues that may arise.
    • Communicate any issues or accidents to the appropriate Director or Coordinator.
    • Ensure the equipment and supplies are neatly put away at conclusion of the event and the room is returned to operational standards provided by supervisor.
    • Accurately clock in and out of timekeeping system.
    • Attend staff meetings, department meetings and training events per supervisor’s request and association policy.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be 18 years of age.
    • CPR, First-Aid
    • Two to three years of party hosting experience or equivalent experience.
    • Must have excellent communication skills, decision making skills and the ability to be a strong role model.
    • Enthusiast, positive and engaging.
    • A comprehensive understanding of YMCA policies, building operations as they apply to the areas being used for parties.

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Birthday Party Staff

    POSITION SUMMARY:     

    Under the leadership and guidance of the Program Director or Coordinator the Birthday Party Staff will work closely with the Birthday Party Specialist, taking direction from the Birthday Party Specialist to ensure Birthday Party events are special and enjoyable by all that attend.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Must arrive prior to the party start time and punch in according to YMCA policy.
    • Under the guidance of the Birthday Party Specialist or Coordinator, Birthday Party Staff member will attend to details of the party, including but not limited to: setting up crafts, setting up party area, engaging children/party participants in activities and other duties as needed.
    • Will monitor event for safety.
    • Under the guidance of the Birthday Party Specialist the Birthday Party Staff member will assist in setting up for party events.
    • During the event will ensure that all party attendees are enjoying themselves.
    • Will assist Birthday Party Specialist or Coordinator in cleaning up event area and returning area to operational standards.
    • Will display and pleasant, engaging, outgoing manner.
    • Will direct concerns or questions to Birthday Party Specialist or Coordinator in a positive proactive fashion.
    • Accurately clock in and out of timekeeping system.
    • Attend staff meeting, department meetings and training events per supervisor’s request and association policy.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be 16 years of age
    • Enthusiastic, positive and engaging personality
    • Ability to take direction

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Dance Instructor

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the supervision and the guidance of the Director or assigned supervisor, the dance instructor will be responsible for planning and instructing dance classes that may consist of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern, street hip-hop, or additional for a variety of levels from beginner to advanced.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Arrive at assigned time in order to ensure that prior to class all equipment/materials is set up and check to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • Ensure all health and safety protocols are being adhered to.
    • Take attendance during each class and ensure all participants have signed in
    • Ensure that children are accompanied by an adult when required and all children are supervised at all times.
    • Exhibit a pleasant and cheerful at all times, engaging children and families in activities/classes
    • Accurately punch in and out.
    • Must attend all mandatory meetings and trainings as directed.
    • Engage and interact with all YMCA members, class participants and staff in a professional, respectful and courteous manner, reflecting our core values and providing assistance where possible.
    • Adhere to YMCA professional appearance policy which may include staff shirt/smock, appropriate pants while on duty.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Prefer 18 years of age

    Strong background in specialty area

    Previous experience instructing or leading groups

    Ability to mentor children and connect with families

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Group Exercise Instructors

    Help inspire, motivate and strengthen your community! We are looking for experienced, energetic certified Group Exercise Instructors in all areas.  Multiple certifications are a plus! Join our Wellness Staff, who are dedicated to building our community by improving the nation's health and well-being at a brand new 82,000 sq. ft. facility in Piscataway NJ!

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Multiple certifications a plus
    • 1 year Group Fitness experience
    • CPR, AED, First Aid Certified preferred
    • Provide a safe and fun environment
    • Monitor member's progress and adjust programs as needed
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the position: standing, walking, bending, stretching, moving and lifting weights.
    • Available to work early morning, nights and weekends
    • Maintain required certifications

    Part-time: Daytime, evening and weekend hours available

    Pay Rate: Based on education level, years of experience

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Lifeguard

    Under the supervision of the Aquatic Director/Assistant Aquatic Director or Pool Manager, the lifeguards will be responsible for the safety of all members during the hours of pool operation by being on deck, actively patrolling the pool area, constantly remaining alert and scanning, enforcing all pool rules, and other duties as assigned by the Director, Assistant Director or Pool Manager.

    Multiple Locations: Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, South Amboy, Piscataway
    Hours: Several shifts available

    Qualifications: 

    • A minimum of 16 years of age.
    • Current lifesavings, First-Aid, CRP/AED and Oxygen certification – an opportunity does exist for individuals with strong aquatic background to be trained by the Y.
    • Mature and responsible who can react without hesitation in a professional manner.
    • Ability to enforce all pool rules fairly, effectively in a positive manner.
    • Ability to use water testing kit and be part of the team accurately reflecting results.
    • Ability to see and hear individuals and alarms in pool/pool area.
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
    Status: Part-time

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Maintenance Staff-Part Time

     Job Description

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, the Maintenance staff member will, perform “hands-on” duties that will support the overall cleanliness, upkeep and safety of the branch or center.  He or she will also assist with maintenance projects deemed appropriate by the Director.

     

     

    Qualifications

    • ŸHigh School or equivalency
    • ŸMinimum 2 years related experience – cleaning, landscaping, mechanical etc.
    • ŸMust have experience with various hand tools
    • ŸPrevious maintenance experience is preferred
    • ŸPrevious aquatic / pool management experience a plus
    • ŸMust have a pleasant, helpful personality and work as a team player
    • ŸMust be able to do minor lifting

    Essential Functions:

    • ŸComplete assigned maintenance projects in a timely, safe fashion.
    • ŸEnsure all enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes are followed without exception.
    • ŸWork in tandem with their supervisor to ensure all tasks assigned are completed.
    • ŸWork closely with the Senior Facility Director to ensure any areas of concern are addressed immediately and appropriately.
    • ŸUtilize all safety practices and guidelines ensure that all tasks are done in a safe manner and all PPEs are used appropriately.
    • ŸReport any findings of additional repairs or work needed immediately to the Director.
    • ŸAttend all mandatory meetings.
    • ŸPossess a clear understanding of YMCA core values and exemplify them when on duty.
    • ŸFollow “House Rules” and four core values.
    • ŸAccurately reflect hours worked utilizing the time recording method assigned.
    • ŸFollow assignments given by Director, including special projects and set-ups
    • ŸCommunicate with Supervisor to ensure all areas of concern are communicated on a timely basis.

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    • Ability to walk, sit, stand, bend, crawl, reach, stretch, pull, push, climb, lift and carry a maximum of 50 pounds.
    • Ability to tolerate outdoor weather conditions (both heat and cold).
    • Ability to hear and see to ensure the ability to take directions in various environments safely.
    • Ability to communicate in writing and verbal to ensure safety requirements can be clearly understood.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    • Working conditions are normal for a YMCA facility environment containing both indoor and outdoor areas.
    • Work may require week-end, early morning and late evening hours.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Personal Trainer

    Do you love helping clients achieve their goals?? Do you love bringing the latest fitness trends to your clients? LOOK.NO.FURTHER! An exciting and rewarding career awaits you at a brand new 82,000 sq. ft. facility in Piscataway NJ!

    We are currently looking for a Certified Personal Trainer who is a motivated, career-aspiring fitness professional and is passionate about changing lives through exercise. As a Certified Personal Trainer, you will be the ultimate provider of fitness, results and an exceptional member experience. Make a difference every day while building an exciting career in fitness. PLUS, enjoy the staff benefits of the YMCA. A free full facility membership, program discounts and access to YMCAs nationwide are just a few! If this sounds great to you, then contact us for the many opportunities we have available! Build YOUR career with US!

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Personal Training Experience: 1 year preferred
    • Have First Aid, CPR and AED Certification
    • Promote the mission and values of the YMCA
    • Assist clients in setting specific and attainable fitness goals
    • Take initiative in enrolling current and potential members into our training program
    • Offer alternative exercises and routines to accommodate different levels of fitness
    • Plan routines and choose movements depending on clients capabilities, limitations and goals
    • Strong personal and communication skills
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Personal Training/Group Exercise Certification required (ACSM, NASM, ACE, NETA, AFAA preferred).

    Part-time:

    • Flexible hours: Daytime, evening and weekends available

    Pay Rate:  Based on education level and years of experience

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Swim Instructor

    Under the direction of the Aquatic Director/Assistant Aquatic Director or assigned supervisor, the Swim Instructor will assure the safety, well-being and enjoyment of all class participants in his/her class.  The Instructor is responsible for teaching the strokes by instructing, demonstrating, and correcting the individual so they may learn to the best of their ability.  Swim instructors should make and keep swimming a fun activity, while bearing in mind that safety can never be compromised and the swim instruction guidelines must be adhered to.

    Qualifications: 

    • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Exceptions made for an individual with a strong aquatic background.
    • Must have knowledge & skills of all 4 strokes.
    • Must attend all in-house workshops.
    • CPR & First Aid is suggested.
    Status: Part-time

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Wellness Floor Staff
    Supervises the fitness center and members in an enjoyable and positive environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle for all.  Join our Wellness Staff, who are dedicated to strengthening our community by improving the nation's health and well-being.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Basic knowledge of fitness and health. 
    • One year customer service a plus.
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the position: standing, walking, bending, stretching, moving and lifting weights.
    • Ability to interact with diverse populations.
    • Must present a professional image.
    • Enthusiastic and outgoing. 
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Maintain required certifications, including but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, O2, AED
    Status and Hours:
    • Part-time hourly
    • Schedule varies

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Edgar Early Learning Center 150 Lake Avenue, Metuchen, NJ, 08840
Part Time Positions
  • Assistant Teacher
    Be part of an amazing Early Childhood Education program where excellence is a constant! We have the perfect opportunity for you to share your time and talent in a small, well-established child care center.  Seeking a part-time Assistant Teacher to work with a dedicated, highly motivated and fun team!

    Qualifications:

    • Must be at least 17 years of age
    • Some college education preferred
    • Early Childhood Education a plus
    • Must be dependable 
    • Positive role model for all children ranging from infant through Kindergarten
    Status:

    • Part-time
    • Morning and/or afternoon hours available
    Contact Person: 

    Angelique Nabi at 732-632-8633 or angelique.nabi@ymcaofmewsa.org

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Full Time Positions
  • Lead Teacher-Infant/Toddler

    Job Description

    The Lead Teacher, under the direction and coaching of the Center Director will be responsible for the class of children to which s/he has been assigned. S/he will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the curriculum, the health and safety of the children, communication with the parents and supervision of support staff. S/he will use the philosophy of the YMCA mission, the accreditation guidelines and the four core values of character development (honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility) to develop and implement a program of the highest quality where every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential

    Essential Functions:

    · Ensure health and safety of children

    · Create and implement weekly lesson plans using Creative Curriculum

    · Support and attend all branch/association events

    · Support and attend all lead/staff teacher meetings

    · Mentor, coach and guide teacher assistants to work towards the YMCA

    mission and ensure they have a clear understanding of, and follow the

    four core values, leading by example.

    · Support the Y’s HEPA standards by role modeling through participation

    in activities, snacks, & meals as well as avoiding consumption of foods

    & beverages during program hours that are inconsistent with HEPA

    standards

    · Observe, record and evaluate children’s significant behavior

    · Maintain a safe, clean, pleasant physical environment conducive to

    optimal growth and development of children.

    · Show a professional enthusiasm for teaching

     

    Requirements:

    · Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development & Family

    Studies, Early Childhood Special Education or a CDA

    · May also be enrolled in a College Education Program

    · Must be patient, dependable and eager to learn

    · Enthusiastic with positive attitude

    · Positive role model for all children ranging from infants to 3 year olds

    and all staff

    · Excellent team player

    · Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written

    · ITERS-3 & Creative Curriculum knowledge a plus

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Lead Teacher-Preschool

    Job Description

    The Lead Teacher, under the direction and coaching of the Center Director will be responsible for the class of children to which s/he has been assigned. S/he will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the curriculum, the health and safety of the children, communication with the parents and supervision of support staff. S/he will use the philosophy of the YMCA mission, the accreditation guidelines and the four core values of character development (honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility) to develop and implement a program of the highest quality where every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.


    Essential Functions:

    · Ensure health and safety of children

    · Create and implement weekly lesson plans using Creative Curriculum

    · Support and attend all branch/association events

    · Support and attend all lead/staff teacher meetings

    · Mentor, coach and guide teacher assistants to work towards the YMCA

    mission and ensure they have a clear understanding of, and follow the

    four core values, leading by example.

    · Support the Y’s HEPA standards by role modeling through participation

    in activities, snacks, & meals as well as avoiding consumption of foods

    & beverages during program hours that are inconsistent with HEPA

    standards

    · Observe, record and evaluate children’s significant behavior

    · Maintain a safe, clean, pleasant physical environment conducive to

    optimal growth and development of children.

    · Show a professional enthusiasm for teaching

     

    Requirements:

    · Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development & Family

    Studies, Early Childhood Special Education or a CDA

    · May also be enrolled in a College Education Program

    · Must be patient, dependable and eager to learn

    · Enthusiastic with positive attitude

    · Positive role model for all children ranging from 3-4 year olds and all

    staff

    · Excellent team player

    · Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written

    · ECERS-3 & Creative Curriculum knowledge a plus

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Colonia Learning Center 400 Inman Avenue, Colonia, NJ, 07067
Part Time Positions
  • Administrative Assistant

     

    POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Program/Administration Professionals while working in conjunction with the Director to satisfy all secretarial and administrative functions      

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:      

    • Prepare, type, collate, and copy memos, correspondence, schedules, billing, brochures, sign-in and sign-out sheets etc. that support the camp program and administrative staff.
    • Run balance due reports, labels, camper payment reports from Daxko Operations.
    • Input and print data as needed
    • Prepare invoices, billing, reports for program areas
    • Prepare credit letters (as directed or approved by appropriate Director)
    • Assist with phone calls
    • File, as needed, for program/administrative staff
    • Assist directors in special projects as needed
    • Understand and follow the “House Rules” as well as the Character Development standards.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work with a diverse population and maintain a professional attitude at all times.
    • Computer knowledge as well as ability to prepare and proofread correspondence, memos, billing, camp brochures, and other printed materials and quickly adapt to a variety of software systems.
    • An understanding of the operation and programs of the YMCA or similar experience.
    • Ability to work without direct supervision.

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, ability to tolerate summer weather and outdoor conditions.

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Assistant Teacher
    POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Teacher will work with a small group of children under the coaching and supervision of a professional staff to ensure the care, safety and well being of the children assigned to her/his group. S/he will use the philosophy of the YMCA mission and the four core values (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility) to deliver and implement a program of the highest quality where every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    1. Assist in supervising the group of children to which she/he is assigned (during classroom experience, during outdoor playground activities and while off the Center grounds).
    2. Become involved with the children in group play and outside activities.
    3. Assist with the nap period duties including, but not limited to; setting out and replacing cots/mats/cribs; settling the children, i.e., rubbing backs, reading stories.
    4. Understand & assist the teacher in implementing the curriculum and it’s assessment system.
    5. Have an ability to identify child abuse and have a clear understanding of reporting requirements and responsibilities.
    6. Be responsible for going into the pool to assist swim instructors and maintain staff:child ratio during swim lessons/activities.
    7. Utilize any specific abilities or talents that can enrich the children’s day care experience.
    8. Assist with food service (snack, lunch, special treats) and clean up the eating area.
    9. Support the Y’s HEPA standards by role modeling through participation in activities, snacks, & meals as well as avoiding consumption of foods & beverages during program hours that are inconsistent with HEPA standards.
    10.Be responsible for keeping equipment and materials clean, accessible and in good condition.
    11.Assist the teacher in keeping the classroom organized and neat.
    12.Administer first aid and supervise children’s personal hygiene.
    13.Assist in administration of medication under the direction of the classroom teacher. 14.Assume the responsibilities of the classroom teacher during her absence, with the direction and support of the director.2
    15.Assist in the preparation of materials for daily activities.
    16.Be responsible for daily paperwork (i.e. accident reports, unusual incident reports) needed to maintain state code.
    17.Assist in all bathroom procedures, diapering, potty training, hand washing, etc. 18.Attend all staff meetings when necessary and contribute to the meetings.
    19.Support the center/association by participating in community events as requested by the Supervisor.
    20.Be required to maintain a current CPR & First Aid Certification as well as attend workshops presented during “Center Shut Down”.
    21. Encouraged to attend other forms of professional training during the year.
    22.Be responsible for understanding and emulating the four core values.
    23.Be responsible for accurately recording time worked using the time management system provided on a daily basis

    . REQUIREMENTS:
     High school diploma or its equivalent.
     Previous child care experience or related experience.
     Some credits or classes in education or early childhood education a plus.
     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
     Ability to work as part of a team. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing. Must be able to hear, see and respond quickly to children’s needs.

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • Bus Driver

    POSITION SUMMARY:     

     

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Program Director, Camp Director and/or Branch Director of Operations the driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers and the vehicle at all times.  The School Bus Driver must display personal characteristics that exemplify the four core values of the YMCA; caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    1. Ensure the safety of all passengers in bus.
    2. Arrive on time (approximately 5 minutes prior to pick-up) at scheduled centers.
    3. Confirm delayed openings and school closings with YMCA personnel (or as indicated on local radio station).
    4. Bus is to be used only for transportation of YMCA participants unless authorized by supervisor.
    5. Any ticket, moving violation, or incident(s) that affects your driving status, must be reported to the Human Resource Director and Executive Director immediately.
    6. Be a positive, desirable role model for children and parents.
    7. Knowledge of emergency procedures and the ability to implement them if need be.
    8. Must report all accidents/incidents to immediate supervisor as soon as possible, as well as complete the accident/incident report and submit it.
    9. Ensure that all passengers and driver are wearing seatbelts at all times.
    10. Maintain and submit Vehicle Destination Logs, Gas Logs, and Mileage Logs according to YMCA procedures.
    11. Perform a pre-trip inspection checking bus for safety hazards, etc,. before using a bus.
    12. Ensure your bus has gas and the inside is kept orderly (return all lost and found to appropriate department at end of run).
    13. Smoking, eating, and drinking while driving the bus is prohibited.
    14. Drive with extreme courtesy.The bus represents the Metuchen-Edison YMCA
    15. Prepare and submit Vehicle Maintenance Request forms immediately upon detection of bus defect or possible defect, address any major cleaning issues.
    16. Assist children getting on and off bus.
    17. Drivers must walk to the back of the bus and back to the front at the end of the bus run to ensure all children have safely gotten off of the bus.
    18. Driver must have in their possession operational cell phone (provided by YMCA) and have it turned on. Always pull off the road to operate phone.
    19. Attend mandatory staff meetings and YMCA training sessions.
    20. Adhere to “House Rules” and exemplify the four core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
    21. Accurately complete time sheets on a daily basis, signing at the end of the week..
    22. Communicate with supervisor any issues, concerns surrounding the transportation of passengers and or the bus.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    CDL S&P Endorsement,

    Able to meet the Redwoods Vehicle Driver Requirements

    Able to communicate effectively

    Must be a minimum of age 21

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

  • School Aged Child Care Counselors-Multiple positions

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the leadership and supervision of the School Age Child Care Director, Child Care Director or Site Director, the School Age Child Care Counselor will provide guidance and secure safety for all of the children in the After School Program.  The School Age Child Care Counselor will implement programs designed and monitored by the  Director that ensure every child has the ability to reach their fullest potential and incorporate the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Be a role model for children in program, ensuring they have the ability to thrive and grow.
    2. Assist with daily arrivals and dismissals ensuring all attendance records are accurate and notifying the School Age Child Care Director of any discrepancies.
    3. Responsible for equipment and supplies of the program.
    4. On assigned late-nights responsibilities include straightening up the room, locking all cabinets, removing lost & found items, directing parents (when needed) on how to make payment of late fees and returning sign-out sheets and necessary information to office.
    5. Awareness of emergency procedures and be able to implement quickly and safely as necessary.
    6. Report all accidents/incidents to supervisor ASAP and prepare accident form accurately and completely and submit to supervisor.
    7. Supervise and interact with children during activities both indoors and outside, while on trips, during walks, playing on playground, lunch time, in pool area,etc., having complete knowledge of where children are at all times.
    8. Implement activities for group including setting up of activities and materials necessary for program implementation.
    9. Participate with enthusiasm and motivate all children in group while embracing the four core values.
    10. Discipline children in an appropriate manner when necessary using the positive discipline guidelines.
    11. Meet, greet, discuss and promote program content and children with parents in a manner which reflects “Family Friendly” YMCA.
    12. Adhere to YMCA “House Rules”.
    13. Attend all mandatory department and/or YMCA trainings and meetings.
    14. Utilize the time and attendance system assigned to ensure time worked each day is recorded accurately.
    15. Some flexibility to have change of hours to reflect ½ day closings, holidays and morning care if needed.
    16. Must be on time for hours scheduled or find replacement for hours not able to work. During emergency closings staff are responsible to call the YMCA as soon as possible to be certain of what the program hours will be for that day and what coverage arrangements are being made.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • 18 years of age with experience working with children in a childcare or related setting.
    • Ability to demonstrate skills in games, athletics, crafts, storytelling, songs, and be able to lend guidance and motivate children in their care.
    • Ability to work as part of a team with a common goal of every afterschool care participant reaching their fullest potential.
    • CPR and Standard First Aid preferred – will train

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing found in a school age child care environment.

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Centenary Early Learning Center 200 Hillside Avenue, Metuchen, NJ, 08840
Part Time Positions
  • Assistant Teachers for Ages 2, 3 and 4

    Centenary Early Learning Center has been a trusted child care center for over 34 years. Every day our teachers work side-by-side to make sure every child has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We are currently seeking qualified Assistant Teachers for our 2, 3 and 4 year old classrooms. Apply today and help transform lives.

    Staff are offered a Free YMCA Nationwide Membership, employee discounts, staff development opportunities and more.

    Requirements:

    • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude.
    • Punctuality and dependability essential.
    • Work as a team player to provide a quality program and child care center.
    • Be a role model to children and staff by demonstrating our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
    • Good communications skills.
    • Willing to learn and develop in the area of Early Childhood Education.
    • Flexible

    Qualifications:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • May be attending College
    • Degree in Early Childhood Education, P-3, Families studies or related field a plus

    Status:

    • Part-time Monday through Friday 2-6pm
    • Up to 34 hours per week

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

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  • Maintenance Staff

    Job Description

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, the Maintenance staff member will, perform “hands-on” duties that will support the overall cleanliness, upkeep and safety of the branch or center.  He or she will also assist with maintenance projects deemed appropriate by the Director.

     

     

    Qualifications

    • ŸHigh School or equivalency
    • ŸMinimum 2 years related experience – cleaning, landscaping, mechanical etc.
    • ŸMust have experience with various hand tools
    • ŸPrevious maintenance experience is preferred
    • ŸPrevious aquatic / pool management experience a plus
    • ŸMust have a pleasant, helpful personality and work as a team player
    • ŸMust be able to do minor lifting

    Essential Functions:

    • ŸComplete assigned maintenance projects in a timely, safe fashion.
    • ŸEnsure all enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes are followed without exception.
    • ŸWork in tandem with their supervisor to ensure all tasks assigned are completed.
    • ŸWork closely with the Senior Facility Director to ensure any areas of concern are addressed immediately and appropriately.
    • ŸUtilize all safety practices and guidelines ensure that all tasks are done in a safe manner and all PPEs are used appropriately.
    • ŸReport any findings of additional repairs or work needed immediately to the Director.
    • ŸAttend all mandatory meetings.
    • ŸPossess a clear understanding of YMCA core values and exemplify them when on duty.
    • ŸFollow “House Rules” and four core values.
    • ŸAccurately reflect hours worked utilizing the time recording method assigned.
    • ŸFollow assignments given by Director, including special projects and set-ups
    • ŸCommunicate with Supervisor to ensure all areas of concern are communicated on a timely basis.

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    • Ability to walk, sit, stand, bend, crawl, reach, stretch, pull, push, climb, lift and carry a maximum of 50 pounds.
    • Ability to tolerate outdoor weather conditions (both heat and cold).
    • Ability to hear and see to ensure the ability to take directions in various environments safely.
    • Ability to communicate in writing and verbal to ensure safety requirements can be clearly understood.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    • Working conditions are normal for a YMCA facility environment containing both indoor and outdoor areas.
    • Work may require week-end, early morning and late evening hours.

     

     

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    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Full Time Positions
  • Lead Teacher-Preschool-2 yr olds

    Job Description

    The Lead Teacher, under the direction and coaching of the Center Director will be responsible for the class of children to which s/he has been assigned. S/he will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the curriculum, the health and safety of the children, communication with the parents and supervision of support staff. S/he will use the philosophy of the YMCA mission, the accreditation guidelines and the four core values of character development (honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility) to develop and implement a program of the highest quality where every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

    Essential Functions:

    · Ensure health and safety of children

    · Create and implement weekly lesson plans using Creative Curriculum

    · Support and attend all branch/association events

    · Support and attend all lead/staff teacher meetings

    · Mentor, coach and guide teacher assistants to work towards the YMCA

    mission and ensure they have a clear understanding of, and follow the

    four core values, leading by example.

    · Support the Y’s HEPA standards by role modeling through participation

    in activities, snacks, & meals as well as avoiding consumption of foods

    & beverages during program hours that are inconsistent with HEPA

    standards

    · Observe, record and evaluate children’s significant behavior

    · Maintain a safe, clean, pleasant physical environment conducive to

    optimal growth and development of children.

    · Show a professional enthusiasm for teaching

     

    Requirements:

    · Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development & Family

    Studies, Early Childhood Special Education or a CDA

    · May also be enrolled in a College Education Program

    · Must be patient, dependable and eager to learn

    · Enthusiastic with positive attitude

    · Positive role model for all children ranging from 3-4 year olds and all

    staff

    · Excellent team player

    · Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written

    · ECERS-3 & Creative Curriculum knowledge a plus

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Grace Early Learning Center 600 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ, 08861
Part Time Positions
  • Assistant Teacher

    Grace Early Learning Center is looking for an Assistant Teacher to join our staff in providing quality programs for the children and families we serve in our community.

    The Assistant Teacher will support our Lead Teachers in various classrooms ranging in ages from 12 months to 5 years.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in supervising childrenin class, group play and outside activities
    • Assist with nap period duties and food service
    • Provide a clean, neat and organized classroom
    • Ability to identify child abuse
    • Assume responsibilities of Lead Teacher during her absence
    • Emulate our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility

    Qualifications:

    • Age 18 and above
    • Early Childhood Education a plus
    • One year experience in a child care environment
    • Associates Degree and/or Child Development Associate (CDA)
    • Must have great interpersonal skills and an ability to develop relationships with children, their families and your co-workers.
    • Dependable, punctual, flexible with scheduling
    • A positive, friendly attitude

    Status:

    • Monday - Friday
    • 20-30 Hours Per Week
    • Rotating Schedule

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

Harborview Early Learning Center 45 Market Street, Perth Amboy, NJ, 08861
Part Time Positions
  • Assistant Teacher

    The Teacher Assistant will lend support to the Teacher in the Preschool Program at our Harborview Early Learning Center. 
    This is a part-time position with hours during 3-6pm.
    The incumbent will be working to inspire, care for and ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their personal best!  The incumbent will be working with ages 2 1/2 - 5.  

    The incumbent must be a minimum of age 18 years old, previous child care experience and knowledge of Creative Curriculum, ECERS-3, Bilingual in Spanish and English are all a plus, but we're happy to train the right candidate who has a passion for education and a willingness to learn

    Employment contract: September 1 2021-June 30 2022

     

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Avenel Learning Center 238 Avenel Street, Avenel, NJ, 07001
Full Time Positions
  • Site Supervisor-Avenel Child Care

    POSITION SUMMARY:

     

    Under the direction of the Senior Child Care Director, the Site Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of a specific program site, in the absence of the Senior Child Care Director.  He/she will be responsible to act as the liaison for staff when needed, set up daily schedules, serve a liaison with YMCA parents, and outside organizations, and ensure all polices, regulations and standards of the Centers are met. 

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    1. Ensure all health and safety guidelines are strictly adhered to.
    2. Report to work during scheduled hours, accurately reflect time worked on the time management system provided.
    3. Demonstrate, verbally and by role modeling, a sound knowledge of Child Care Operations.
    4. Enroll children in program; ensure all pertinent information is shared with parent to allow for an easy and welcoming on-boarding into the Center.
    5. Adhere to all Office of Licensing, Department of Health and Association requirements, as well as YMCA of the USA HEPA Standards.
    6. Ensure all required paperwork and files for participants and staff are up-to-date.
    7. Tuition billing and collection are done accurately and promptly and subsidy management is processed in a timely and accurate manner.
    8. Coordinate and lend support to monthly staff meetings for staff communication.Staff meeting minutes are taken and submitted to the Association Office.
    9. Support the Sr. Child Care Director to ensure that all aspects of the center are in line with and following the Child Care Branches policies, procedures and best practices.
    10. Conduct fire drills at least once a month and maintain an accurate log.
    11. Assist in approval of payroll on a timely basis, as well as ensure all communications to the Association Office is done on a timely basis.
    12. Order/purchase supplies as needed while adhering to set budget.
    13. Ensure First Aid supplies are up-to-date and accessible to all staff.
    14. Maintain current CPR/First Aid certification and ensure staff also have current CPR/First Aid certifications.
    15. Ensure staff are adhering to the Personal Appearance Policy, are wearing their proper nametags and that their attire is appropriate for activities they are leading.
    16. Be a resource to and assist staff during activities when necessary.
    17. Ensure Positive Discipline and redirection is used when issues occur, keeping an open communication with parents.
    18. Ensure the facility is neat and clean and the environment is comfortable and appropriate for children.
    19. Ensure closing procedures and cleaning of equipment is followed.
    20. Attend Child Care Quality Team, Operations and other meetings as deemed necessary by the Senior Child Care Director or CEO.
    21. Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor or YMCA.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • BA or BS in related field
    • Minimum 21 years of age
    • Minimum 2 years working with children
    • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
    • Strong customer services skills
    • Strong organization skills
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability learn software applications as needed
    • Excellent communication skills

     

    PHYSICAL REQURIEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing.  Must be able to hear, see and respond quickly to children’s needs.

     

    The employment application is required to be considered for employment. A resume and cover letter is optional. You may upload your resume or employment application using the Apply button. Alternatively you may drop off your resume or employment application at the appropriate location. For applications to the YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, please use the apply button only.

    The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an EOE employer.

 

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.