Position Description

Inclusion Leader
Location Expanded Learning Programs (ELP)
Pay Range Starting at $18.00/Hour
Job Type Part Time
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Job Status:
Accepting Applications

Are you a patient, thoughtful and supportive leader?

Are you passionate about working with our San Diego youth?

Are you 18 or older?


Join us at the Y – as an Inclusion Leader!


Central San Diego Expanded Learning Programs  (Mid/Metro San Diego  | Mission Valley | Point Loma | Ocean Beach | Pacific Beach | La Jolla | Southeast San Diego


Y would I apply?

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  • Opportunities for Growth
  • Community Involvement
  • PART TIME Perks
    • FREE Family Membership
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Professional Development Opportunities


Sound good? (We think so, too!) Here’s what you would do:

  • Help facilitate inclusion of participant into typical program day
  • Work individually with a participant with special needs
  • Ensure safety and well-being of participants
  • Provide physical and personal care hygiene
  • Provide continual supervision and comfort to participants and serve as a leader and positive role model
  • Provide resources and effective strategies that support the participant to other staff
  • Facilitate activities, academic enrichment, games, crafts and other program activities
  • Create an age appropriate learning environment, which allows for and fosters creativity and individuality


“OK, I’m sold!” What do I need to qualify?

  • Must be 18 or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Education may vary per the department or program of hire:
    • Completion of 48 college units, or passed CAPE/ Instructional Aide proficiency exam, or 12 units in Child Development or related field
      • “Related Fields” can include: Arts, Early Childhood Education, Education, Humanities, Physical Education, Psychology, Recreation, Sociology, and Theater
  • 1 – 2 years of advanced experience working with participants with special needs/social-emotional/behavior support needs ages 0-21
  • Experience in behavior modification strategies and reinforcement systems are desirable
  • The physical ability work with participants who require diapering and/or lifting services
  • CPR/AED, and First Aid Certification, must include Adult and Child/Infant, obtained within 30 days of hire and must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
  • Fingerprint clearance from DOJ/FBI required prior to working; additional CACI clearance depending on the department of hire








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