• After School Mentor

    Posted: 02/25/2024

    Full job description

    We are so excited to serve this community and offer not only a learning center for infants and toddlers but before and afterschool care as well! If your looking for a part time position where you get paid to play, come join us!! Apply at ydcpal.org if you are unable to join us. HIRING IN ALL LOCATIONS! Bangor, South Haven, Coloma, Watervliet, Gobles

    YDC cares for children, families, and our dedicated team members. As a YDC team member you will feel valued and gain access to the benefits and resources you need to connect, develop, grow, and thrive in your career.

    • We support work/life balance with paid time off, flexible work environment, childcare discount, and more.
    • We are committed to investing in your future with ongoing professional development, tuition reimbursement, and credential assistance.
    • We are empowered to succeed in a positive and fun environment devoted to developing your best self.

    Use your passion for working with children to provide a safe place to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Through warmth, patience, and understanding our early childhood educators and mentors create meaningful relationships with children, families, and their YDC family. Use your purpose and talents to encourage children to learn and grow through a play with a purpose approach.

    As a member of the YDC family, you will:

    • Experience joy through living your purpose and building solid foundations for children to thrive
    • Be inspired by youth who use the coping skills you taught them to solve problems
    • Take pride in maintaining an entertaining and cooperative space that is clean and organized
    • Thrive as a professional through advancement opportunities and continuous training
    • Ensure safety is the number one priority for each child and yourself
    • Create fun, interactive, and developmentally appropriate learning experience, or mentoring opportunity
    • Cultivate positive collaborations with community partners to share new and out of the box experiences

    Youth Development Company/PAL is a 25 year old non-profit organization who provides full time and part time opportunities for youth mentoring to school age children during out of school times through homework help, physical activity, creative and fun learning opportunities. We also provide early childhood education to children from infants to 5 years old in a licensed childcare / daycare setting to build the fundamental skills for them to succeed as they embark on their educational journey.

    Our out of school time programs are in Bangor, Coloma, Watervliet, Gobles and South Haven. YDC Learning Centers are providing care for young children in South Haven and Coloma and Gobles

    We are most interested in applicants that have:

    • Passion, drive, enthusiasm, and a growth mindset
    • Ability to meet state requirements for education and experience
    • Willingness to obtain state required credential (We pay for it!)
    • Experience leading and creating activity or lesson plans
    • Experience working in a licensed childcare or daycare facility
    • Experience working in a school setting

    Wages listed are starting rates. Experience increases starting wages.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Pay: $12.00 - $14.00 per hour

    Expected hours: 15 – 25 per week


    • Employee discount
    • Flexible schedule
    • Paid time off
    • Professional development assistance
    • Referral program


    • After school
    • Day shift
    • Monday to Friday

    Work Location: In person