YMCA of Greater Seattle Before and After School Program Staff: School Age Child Care in Burien, Washington
Every day hundreds of children stay before and after school in fun and engaging YMCA programs. Be part of an amazing team of staff who provide enrichment & recreation activities, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. You will help provide a safe place after school, that is an exciting, with fun filled activities that allow children to reach their fullest potential.
This position is a regular on going positon that works within our youth enrichment programs throughout the entire year, in our before and after school programs during the school year and within one of our summer camps during the summer.
Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.
Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
May provide guidance to staff/volunteers overseeing the activities of groups of children.
Professionally communicates day-to-day, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
Assists in maintaining developmentally appropriate site including appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.
May prepare and serve snacks. Cleans snack area.
Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
Other duties as assigned.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your afternoons 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 programming and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.
You be 18 years of age and should 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
Completion of minimum STARS required training
- Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
- At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 60 days after employment.)
If position requires driving:
21 years of age or older
Current Driver’s License with a minimum 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards
Maximum one minor violation
No speeding violation of more than 20mph over the limit
You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:
Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
Are very adaptable
Have high ownership and strong work ethic
Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
Truly enjoy being of service to people
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
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.
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 .
child care, educator, after school, para-educator, substitute teacher, mentor, early learning, youth development, recreation
Type Regular Part-Time
# of Openings 4
Location Matt Griffin YMCA
Category School Age Child Care
Address 3595 S 188th Street