Job Description

The Los Altos Family YMCA is looking for Child Watch Staff who can supervise and ensure the safety of infants and young children in a daycare/childcare setting while their parents are working out. We are looking for a Child Watch Staff who demonstrate a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Building rapport and relating to the children, members and participants is important. The YMCA staff strive to meet and exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for our members. We embrace new approaches and ideas that will help us to create a the best experience for our participants. If this sounds like a job for you please apply!.

Must answer pre-employment questions.

Available job openings: 5

Primary job responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise, play and do activities with infants and young children.
  • Interact with children.
  • Responsible for the accountability, health and safety of all children in the program. Notify direct supervisor of any injuries and/or incidents.
  • Ensure the program has necessary supplies and equipment, report any issues to their direct supervisor.
  • Maintain children’s files and attendance records.
  • Maintain facility cleanliness including sweeping floor, vacuum carpet, wipe tables at the end of each shift. Adhere to toy cleaning schedule. Mop floor/sweep as needed. Direct any major repairs/safety issues to a supervisor right away.
  • Follow center and Association policies and procedures for health and safety and nutrition.
  • Attend all staff meetings, trainings and other YMCA functions as required by Supervisor.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with staff, parents, and supervisor.

We are looking for Child watch Staff  who demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Building rapport and relating to the members and participants is important. The YMCA staff strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for our members. We embrace new ideas and enjoy discovering the best ways we can create a positive experience for our member. If this sounds like a job for you please apply!


Part-Time Perks!
Fitness Membership – Receive a free fitness membership that allows access to all of our association facilities.
Program Discounts – Get 20% off all Y programs, including childcare, personal training, swim lessons, and sports.
Fun Express Discounts – Get major discounts on amusement parks and local attractions just by being employed at the Y!
Y Retirement – Based on hours worked, employees are eligible for our 12% employer-funded retirement plan after two years of service with immediate vesting.
403(B) Account – All employees can make contributions to retirement benefits through a 403(b) savings plan right from the start of employment.
Sick Pay – Employees that work 30+ days within 12 months are eligible for sick pay after 90 days of employment.
EAP – Get 24/7 confidential access to resources and counseling services through our Employee Assistance Program.
Cool Coworkers – When you join our team you get the ability to work with creative, talented, and diverse individuals!
Referral Bonus – Get a $200 referral bonus for referring a qualifying individual for a valid opening, part time or full time. Referred individual must be on payroll for 2months.

YMCA Competencies (Leader):

Mission and Community Oriented: Accepts and demonstrates YMCA values. Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them.

People Oriented: Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Results Oriented: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Supports fundraising. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately.

Personal Development Oriented: Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths

and limitations and how they impact relationships. Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process.

Skills / Requirements


  1. Must be at t 16 years of age(must have work permit), 18 years or older preferred. 
  2. High school diploma or equivalent required or Work Permit.
  3. CPR/First Aid certification required within 6 months of employment.
  4. 6 months experience working directly with infants and children.
  5. Criminal Clearance, Health Exam with Neg TB test and Negative Drug test Screening. 
  6. Complete all required online training(s). 

Working Conditions:

Environmental Factors: Indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. childcare and recreational sites); exposure to heat, cold, potentially hazardous chemicals, toxic materials; work on slippery or uneven surfaces. Noise level is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.