YMCA of Greater Seattle Before and After School Teacher/Counselor in Seattle, Washington
Every day hundreds of children staybefore 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 full time role will act as a sub/floater at multiple locations in East King County andrequires travel and flexibility to cover shifts based out of the Central region YMCA locations (West Seattle YMCA, Meredith Mathews YMCA and the University YMCA). Looking for applicants who can drive a mini bus . Must be 21+ in age.
Where you’ll work…
You’ll be based out of one off the 13 branches in our welcoming membership facility that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!). The majority of programs for this role are in Seattle Public Schools building. Programs use classrooms, child care rooms, gyms and outdoor spaces.
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 should have:
1-2 years’ experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching
Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty
Experience planning and implementing group activities
For positions requiring driving you should be 21 years 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 and the Child Care 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 growth 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
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 4
Location West Seattle YMCA - West Seattle Elementary
Category School Age Child Care
Address 6760 34th Ave SW