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YMCA of Greater Seattle Lead Teacher, School Age Child Care in Seattle, Washington


Job Summary

As the Lead Teacher for our School Age progrqams you will be a part of an amazing team provides enrichment and recreation activities, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. You will plan and implement activities and step in as the lead onsite when the Program Supervisor is not present. This position is a regular on going positon that works within our youth enrichment programs throughout the year, in our before and after school programs during the school year and within one of our summer camps during the summer.


  1. Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. May be responsible for the quality and completion of program plans including lesson, behavior and event plans.

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

  3. Supervises child care site staff/volunteers. Maintains required staff/child ratios.

  4. Professionally communicates confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.

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

  6. Maintains professional relationships with families, facility personnel and the community. May plan and conduct events for parents.

  7. Assumes responsibility for program operation when DEL designated and qualified staff is not on premises. Must have 30 college credits towards youth related studies or a combination of College and MERIT hours to meet the minimum requirement of an onsite supervisor.

  8. May maintain required records according to YMCA and DEL standards, including attendance records, immunization records, registration information, accident reports, discipline records and fire evacuation records.

  9. Assists in recruiting new enrollments.

  10. May ensure that site supplies are maintained and purchased as necessary.

  11. May fill in for Program Supervisor during short-term absences.

  12. Ensures developmentally appropriate classrooms including appearance, d├ęcor and cleanliness of site.

  13. May prepare and serve snacks.

  14. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  15. During Summer months complies with ACA standards for operating our outdoor camp at Lincoln Park. Responsibilities include curriculum development, safety and risk management, logistics and park information along with overseeing staff and implementing policies and procedures.

  16. Other duties as assigned.


You are 21 years of age or older and should have:

  • Two years or more ofexperience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, etc.

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Have completed thirty college credits in approved school-age credits as specified in the Washington state guidelines for determining related degree and approved credits, or twenty college credits and one hundred clock hours of related community training.

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

  • Experience planning and implementing group activities.

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 .

ID 2019-8148

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location West Seattle YMCA - Arbor Heights Elementary

Category School Age Child Care

Address 3701 SW 104th St