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YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties Before and After School Teacher in Lakewood, Washington

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking a *Before and After School 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 a Before and After School 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.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive public relations with members and always represent the best interests of the YMCA.
  • Maintain positive relationships and effective communication with parents.
  • Support academic goals and plans for attending children.
  • 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.
  • Maintain site and equipment, including properly implementing proper cleaning procedures and upkeep of equipment.
  • Attend and participate in family nights and program activities.

Are you a good fit?

  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You are at least 18 years old with a High School Diploma or GED.
  • You have at least one year of experience working with children in a childcare setting.
  • Are willing to enroll in and complete STARS training within 60 days of employment (i.e. Ongoing 10 hours, 20/30 Hour Basic).
  • You are currently certified (with documentation) or are willing to certify in Infant-Child CPR and Basic First Aid within 30 days of employment (YMCA will assist in this process. 
  • You are willing to obtain a Food Handlers permit (cost reimbursable), complete 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).
  • You are willing to submit a background clearance with DCYF Merit and reference check (before the first day of employment).
  • 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.
  • You want to have fun at work!

*Wages:  *\$17.50 to \$19.50 per hour, depending on qualifications

Hours: Part-Time, Monday -- Friday

Shift: Before school 6:00 am - 9:00 am and after school 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (this is a year-round position, including Summer months).

Location: Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA


Flexible scheduling around school and extracurricular activities 

Optional Virtual Teladoc, Dental, and Vision Benefits

A Personal YMCA membership and YMCA360 virtual streaming membership 

Paid Sick Leave accrued at 1.23 hours for every 40 hours worked per year

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Digital mental health counseling platform, Wellness program, and LifeMart employee discount center 

Professional training, education, and certification opportunities

20% discount on YMCA programs, childcare services and merchandise 

Mobile carrier plan discount (22% AT&T, 21% T-Mobile,