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YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties Before and After School Lead Teacher in Gig Harbor, Washington

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking a *Before and After School Lead Teacher *to join our team! 

The YMCA focuses on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods.

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading non-profit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  

As the Before and After Lead Teacher, you will support the YMCA Child Care Program year-round to serve our community with a variety of activity options to explore and develop interests and talents of the youth with a focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement for children to have fun and thrive in our care.

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Key Responsibilities:


  • Conduct parent conferences, and maintain positive relationships and effective communication with parents.
  • Work closely with the program director and branch leadership team to advocate for team needs and collaborate on partnership opportunities when appropriate.
  • Provide feedback and deliver on the onboarding of new site staff; implement training guidelines, including shadowing and coaching new staff during the program.
  • Ensure the program maintains conformance with all YMCA policies and procedures and the Washington Administrative Code.
  • Promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety, and our YMCA values which includes implementation of proximity praise, specific action compliments, and our 8 Points of Leadership.
  • Attend and participates in family nights and program activities.

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Are you a good fit?

  • You enjoy working with school-aged children and have previous experience working with children in a childcare setting.
  • You are at least 21 years old.
  • You have two years of full-time management experience (preferred).
  • You have 12 or more college quarter credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and Elementary Education or equivalent educational background in courses relating to early learning or child development.
  • You are committed to completing STARS training within 60 days of hire and will complete all WA State educational requirements within 4 years from hire (the YMCA will support you in achieving this state requirement).
  • You are certified in Infant-Child CPR and Basic First Aid, and have a valid Food Handlers Permit or are willing to obtain certification within 30 days of hire (the YMCA will assist in this process).
  • You are willing to obtain a Food Handlers permit (cost reimbursable), complete a pre-employment TB skin test with negative results (YMCA will assist in this process. and proof of MMR vaccination (before the first day of employment).


``` - Must be able to successfully complete required DCYF background and fingerprint checks before the first day of hire. - You are able to complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on your first day, and other online and in-person training as required.


``` - You have reliable transportation and the ability to assist at other childcare sites as needed.

Wage: $20.00 to $22.00 per hour, depending on qualifications

*Hours:  *Full-Time, 40 hours per week, Monday -- Friday

Shift: Before school 6:00 am - 9:00 am and after school 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Hours vary depending on school district) Lead Teachers work some hours outside of the posted schedule above. (this is a year-round position, including Summer months).

Location: Peninsula School District, Gig Harbor, WA*  *