Application available for:

Child Care Staff (for all sites)
Family Center Front Desk and Aquatics
Athletic Center Front Desk, Wellness Center, & Play & Stay
Position on Nation-Wide Problem of Child Abuse
Our first priority in all youth programs is care and safety. We make an active and, we believe, an effective effort to prevent child abuse - verbal, physical, emotional or sexual. Our goals are:
  • To support and strengthen the family unit
  • To help children develop to their fullest potential
  • To deliever the program in a positive envionment of safety, support, and care
Allegations or suspicions of child abuse are taken very seriously by The Altavista Area YMCA and will be reported to the State for investigation. The Altavista Area YMCA will fully cooperate with any related investigations and will pursue the prosecution of child abusers to the full extent of the laws of this State.
All candidates will be subject to a thorough background investigation to screen out molesters, which may include, but are not limited to, checking the following:
  • Reference of past employers                               Civic involvement
  • Personal references                                            Military records
  • Volunteer history                                               Criminal background history
  • Psychological testing                                          Personal characteristics/activities
  • Periodic interviews with children and parents about day-to-day experiences, encouraging reports of anything out of the ordinary