YMCA of Greater Seattle Before and After School Counselor, Kids University in Auburn, Washington
We have partnered with the Auburn School District in order to work with families that are dealing with homelessness which gives our staff the opportunity to create a welcoming, active, and fun environment – which they might not be getting otherwise. Our Fit + Fun Before School Program at the Auburn Valley YMCA allows all K – 5 students in the Auburn School District an opportunity for fun and engaging activities before the bell rings.
We maintain lower staff-to-participant ratios in order to give more attention and care to children who will benefit from a stable and caring environment, and exposure to positive role models. Ongoing support and training on working with trauma-impacted children is provided.
Our main shifts for this role are with our morning programs open between 6:30 and 7:00 am and run until 9:00 am. Additional shifts in our afternoon programs are also available with this role.
If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!
What you’ll be doing…
Every day children from all over our region come to this before school program, finding a safe space to engage in activities and build relationships with our staff and other children. You will be part of an amazing staff team that provides enrichment and safe supervision, teaches teamwork and social skills, and supports children as they grow and learn. You will be able to implement program activities while also building positive relationships and being a great role model to children. Program hours are typically Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 9am.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of children. You thrive on the energy of groups of children and are ready to jump in and lead activities. You are always stepping up to offer support at the first sign it's needed. You are comfortable with individual and groups of children, can talk to and partner with parents and other adults, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new ways to work with kids. You have an eye for quality programing and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.
You are at least 18 years of age and have:
1-2 years’ experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny
Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty
Experience planning and implementing group activities
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.
Type Regular Part-Time
# of Openings 5
Location Auburn Valley YMCA
Category Youth and Family Programs
Address 1620 Perimeter Road SW