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YMCA of Greater Seattle Kid Zone Counselor in Auburn, Washington


This position is eligible for up to $600 YGS Sign-On Cash Incentive!*

Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines .

Job Summary

Every day hundreds of children utilize our Kid Zone drop in child care centers within our membership facilities, engaging in activities and building new relationships with our staff and other participants. You will be part of an amazing staff team who provide enrichment and safe supervision, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. You will be able to develop and implement program activities while also building positive relationships by providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants, and guests.


  1. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health, safety and to provide a positive experience for each child.

  2. Implements program activities. May be asked to assist in planning activities.

  3. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  4. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child’s experience and to promote upcoming programs.

  5. Ensures that toys and equipment are clean, safe, set up and stored properly.

  6. Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.

  7. Other duties as assigned


  1. 16 years of age or older.

  2. Six months or more previous experience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching.

  3. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

  4. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

  5. Experience planning and implementing group activities preferred.

  6. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and Family Programs Team if you:

  • Thrive in a youth centered environment where all children feel that they belong

  • Are adaptable & flexible, and like that every day is a little different

  • Are excited to see youth grow and thrive

  • Truly enjoy being of service to others

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

*YGS Sign-On Cash Incentive is for new employees hired between July 25 and August 27:

• $600 incentive for new full-time employees who are hired between July 25 and August 27 who work a minimum of 14 weeks between September 6 and December 31.

• $300 incentive for new part-time employees (minimum of 15 hours per week average) who are hired between July 25 and August 27 and work a minimum of 14 weeks between September 6 and December 31.

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Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Auburn

Posted Date 3 days ago (7/27/2021 3:10 PM)

ID 2021-11618

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 10

Location Auburn Valley YMCA

Category Youth and Family Programs – Positions Eligible for 2021 Sign-On Cash Incentive

Address 1620 Perimeter Road SW

Minimum compensation USD $16.69/Hr.