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YMCA of Greater Seattle Before and After School Instructor, Kids University in Redmond, Washington

Overview

Job Summary

Every day hundreds of children participate in fun and engaging YMCA activities before and after school. Kids U is a set of enrichment classes such as: art, sports, cooking, chess and science. Children sign up for specific classes based on their interests and passions that are led by you. 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. Kids U instructors will be able to teach/coach topics that are fun and interesting to them while also teaching the kids to learn new skills.

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.

Responsibilities

  1. Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.

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

  3. May provide guidance to staff/volunteers overseeing the activities of groups of children.

  4. Professionally communicates day-to-day, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians.

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

  6. Assists in maintaining developmentally appropriate site including appearance, d├ęcor and cleanliness of site.

  7. May prepare and serve snacks. Cleans snack area.

  8. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  9. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications

You should have:

  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. Current state approved community CPR certification.
    1. Food worker card.
    1. Experience in working with youth the same age as those to be supervised.
  1. One year of experience or more in program planning preferred.

  2. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.

  3. Knowledge of core curriculum components of assigned age group.

  4. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  5. 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 90 days after employment)

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

ID 2019-9020

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 3

Location Bellevue Family YMCA - Einstein Elementary

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 18025 NE 116th St

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