Harmonium - Youth Program Leader

Type: Part-Time

County: San Diego

Agency: Harmonium

Agency Description:

Harmonium was established in 1975 through an enterprising blend of vision and necessity to respond to Mira Mesa’s rapidly growing need for juvenile diversion services. Harmonium continues to shape its mission, goals and services by listening to the needs of neighborhoods, individuals and families.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that reaches more than 30,000 San Diegans a year, currently offers a wide array of innovative and customized program services to over 5,000 children, youth, and families each day throughout San Diego County. Harmonium believes creative planning, collaboration, and strength-based intervention results in high quality services that promote well-being.

  • We are the largest provider of before and after school care in the San Diego Unified School District (48 schools). We also provide on site before and after licensed care on an additional 10 sites, including infant and toddler care.

  • We provide juvenile diversion services in Mira Mesa, East County and Southeast San Diego.

  • We provide parent, child and family counseling in Mira Mesa and the East County.

  • We provide Parent Partner services in the Southeast San Diego area.

Company website: http://www.harmoniumsd.org


Opportunities for a combination of AM/PM Shifts are available at Elementary Schools in the San Diego County area!

  • Hours: Part time, 0 - 34 hours per week; Monday-Friday, shift are AM and PM and varies by site

  • Salary: $13.56 per hour (rate increase!) (all new hires begin at starting salary regardless of experience);

  • Benefits: 403b Retirement Plan with a match of up to 2% based on years of service; CA Paid Sick

  • Leave accrued at 1 hour per 30 hours worked with a maximum accrual of 80 hours per calendar year.

  • Reports to: Site Director

  • Direct Report: N/A

  • EEO Job Category: Service Worker

Perk of Joining Harmonium:

  • Excellent experience and top-of-the-line training

  • Incredible skills-building opportunity

  • Flexible schedules (corresponding to program hours)

  • Retirement plan match 2% of annual salary based on years of service (403b); CA Paid Sick Leave accrual of 80 hours per calendar year.

  • A commitment to providing an innovative and rewarding work environment in which our employees can thrive.

  • Multiple employee discounts (Verizon, electronics include Apple, movies, 24 Hour Fitness, Dining and much more!)

  • Inexpensive Dental, Vision, and Pet insurance options for part time staff!


This position ensures the safety, security, and well-being of the children enrolled in the program. Implementation of homework assistance, arts and craft/special activities, recreation and supervision of children are primary responsibilities. Youth Program Leaders are responsible for supporting the healthy social/emotional development of children enrolled in the program in line with Early Childhood Development best practices. This includes using behavioral reinforcement programs, behavioral strategies to address problematic behavior, and strength-based approaches..


Minimum Competencies

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Possess Community Care Licensing qualifications for child care counselor, Section 101315, including at least 9 units and currently enroll in at least 3 unites in early education, child, growth and development, recreation, humanities, or education including college work-study, volunteer or internship.

  • Must have a minimum of 6 months experience working, volunteering and/or interning with school-aged children programs such as day cares recreation programs and social service agencies.

  • Reliable automobile, valid CA Driver’s license and maintain proof of current automobile insurance.

  • Valid Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification required

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults

  • Valid TB results required

  • Pass Livescan Fingerprint Clearance upon hire (paid by Harmonium)

  • Proof of immunization against influenza, pertussis and measles or qualifies for an exemption from one of the following (new hires and existing staff receive reimbursement up to $10 for proof)

    • A determination by licensed physician, in writing, that immunization i not safe because of their physical condition or medical circumstances.

    • A determination by a licensed physician, in writing, that they have evident of current immunity.

    • In regard to influenza vaccine, only a signed declaration that they have decline the vaccine.

How To Apply

Please apply via the Harmonium website. http://www.harmoniumsd.org/wp/employment-2/

Should you have difficulty submitting your application online, please follow the directions on the Employment page of the Harmonium website, or email your resume to ssvega@harmoniumsd.org & aconncaffaro@harmoniumsd.org - we will happily assist you to apply online.


Allison Caffaro, recruitment@harmoniumsd.org

Deadline: 6/30/2020