You are here

Y Afterschool Counselors - Now Hiring

Are you interested in seeing children learn, grow, and thrive? Then, join our cause as Y Afterschool Youth Development Leader. Secure your spot today!

Make a difference in the lives of children and become their next role model!  Help teach organized games, arts & crafts activities, and character development as an Afterschool Counselor.

Opportunities to work at 26 local elementary schools and four Learning Centers. Job openings in Northwest Austin, East Austin, South Austin, Manor, Buda, and Kyle. 

About Us:

We are a dynamic association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause and our programs are always based on the needs and interests of our communities. 

We have five core character development values that are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, our interactions with each other, our programs and curriculum and our decision-making.

Respect * Responsibility * Honesty * Caring * Faith


Take that first step and Apply online today to be a Youth Development Leader!


  • Competitive wages 
  • Paid trainings & Free CPR and FA certification
  • Consistent afternoon schedules & weekends off
  • Retention and recruitment bonuses
  • Resume builder & leadership opportunities
  • Free individual membership to the YMCA of Austin

Our Youth Development Leaders gain the following skills for their future careers:

  • Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Affirmations
  • Relationship Building Techniques
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-Cultural Commuication
  • Engagement Techniques

Visit the Afterschool or Learning Center webpages to read more about our programs.