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Safety & Support Leader - James Denman Middle

Urban Services YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Program Director
Salary range: 
$20.40 - $26.00 per hour
Start date: 
Feb 20, 2024

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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Urban Services YMCA is seeking a Safety & Support Leader for James Denman Middle School Beacon - 241 Oneida Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112.

Under the direction of the Community Health Programs Manager and Leadership, the Safety & Support Leader is responsible for monitoring the James Denman Beacon Site including the courtyard, restrooms, building interior, and wellness facility surrounding school grounds to keep students safe and engaged during in and out-of-school time programs. The Safety & Support Leader will assist the Community Health Programs Manager as requested, especially in the areas of behavior management and conflict mediation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 years or older
  • Committed to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience
  • Experience working with multi-ethnic and multicultural elementary / middle school youth
  • Passion for social justice and knowledge of James Denman community and a desire to make a difference
  • Skills in restorative practices and/or de-escalation training
  • Strong understanding of the theory and practice of youth development
  • Experience teaching specific content area(s)
  • Ability to engage with middle school youth and build meaningful relationships with them
  • Team player with proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio-economic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds
  • Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and YMCA Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date
  • Fingerprint background check clearance
  • TB test clearance

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • 23 years or older
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Tagalog
  • 3+ years’ experience working with multi-ethnic and multicultural elementary/middle school youth
  • Security Guard Registration and/or Restraint Training Certification






All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees