Careers and Internships

The Novato Youth Center is an equal, opportunity employer. Open employment opportunities are listed below.

The Novato Youth Center offers an environment in which our staff can work and develop their skills, while making a difference every day in the lives of the youth and families we serve. We employ 50 staff, and seek to hire bilingual candidates as possible. We operate under a 3-year Strategic Plan, with Annual Plans linked to staff goals, as well as five core values. This allows our staff to work strategic towards achieving our mission of service to the community of Novato. We offer a generous benefit package including medical and dental benefits, PTO, employee assistance program, and childcare discount. Click here to view our Annual Report and financials.

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Maintenance Technician

Performs a wide variety of semi-skilled maintenance duties related for the Novato Youth Center facility located at 680 Wilson Avenue. Duties include: routine maintenance, cleaning and landscaping, routine plumbing (ie repair, replace leaking faucets, unplug blockages), light construction (ie shelves, door repair, replacing ceiling tiles), routine electrical (ie replace light switches and electric outlets, troubleshooting/repairing fuse outages), preventative maintenance and occasional painting.

Bilingual Receptionist (on call)
This position is responsible for greeting the public for the center and providing administrative support to the Administrative Manager and program staff. As an ambassador of the Center, duties also including interpreting/translating for Spanish-speaking clients orally and in writing.

Bilingual Receptionist ( On Call) job posting 6-16

School Age Teacher or ECE Teacher
School Age:
During summer and school closure days, 8 hours/day, and up to 4 hours/day Monday-Friday during the school year. This is a year-round, permanent position. ECE: Part-time Monday-Friday 3 PM to 6 PM.

Long Term Toddler Teacher Substitute Teacher
Hours and shifts can vary from 9 AM to 6 PM. Long term substitute through December 2017.


 Childcare Teacher
Hours and shifts can vary from 7 AM to 6 PM. This is a year-round, on call and scheduled position to cover staffs vacation, PTO, and more.
NYC Substitute Teacher Job Posting

School Age Childcare Driver/Part-Time
The Novato Youth Center is in need of a driver to pick up Elementary school children from school in the morning 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM on Wednesdays. The pay is $15/hour. Drivers must be over 21 years of age, with a decent driving record, have current insurance, must pass a fingerprint scan, have a clean health record with a recent TB clearance, and complete a first aid/CPR class (which the NYC can provide).  To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to For more information about employment openings, please call (415) 892-1643, ext. 235.
School Age Childcare Driver job posting 5-16

Mental Health Internships

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, this position is responsible for performing therapy in a manner that is consistent with the legal and ethical standards set by the professional field and the Novato Youth Center’s Mission. To learn more, please email and a packet will be mailed to you.