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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Bilingual Mental Health Clinician

Become part of a professional mental health team at the Novato Youth Center (NYC), in an environment that is flexible, supportive, and welcoming. The Licensed Bilingual Mental Health Clinician will work in Novato, San Rafael and West County providing mental health counseling to underserved youth and families. This work concentrates on immigrant trauma with a focus on psycho-education, the development of healthy coping skills, and stress reduction. The service design reflects the cultural norms of the Latino community we serve. Services include individual or family brief interventions and group services with a focus on problem solving and coaching. Hiring immediately.

Bilingual Mental Health Clinician

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.

SA Afterschool or ECE Teacher

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

ECE Long Term Substitute Toddler Teacher

 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.