YMCA of Greater Seattle Kid Zone Lead (in Seattle) in Seattle, Washington
Who are we?
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.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.
2 overnight camps
10 swimming pools
More than 200 program sites
Where you’ll work…
You’ll work 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!).
If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!
What you’ll be doing…
Every day hundreds of children utilize our Kid Zone drop in child care centers within our membership facilities, engaging in activities and building new relationships with our staff and other participants. You will be part of an amazing staff team who provide enrichment and safe supervision, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. You will develop and implement program activities while also building positive relationships by providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants and guests. Kid Zone Leads also provide guidance and leadership to Kid Zone Counselors as needed.
This NEW position will focus primarily on our weekend programs--namely, Parents' Night Out, Birthday Parties, and other fun weekend family engagement offerings. The right candidate will be able to work a full shift on Saturday (approximately 1:00PM-9:30PM), some Sundays, and will work in program in Kids Corner through the week. During the week, time will be allotted to plan and market these fun program offerings.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your time 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 programing and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.
You are 18 years of age or older and have:
High school education or equivalent.
1 year or more previous experience working 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 preferred.
You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and Family Programs 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 grow 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 1
Location University YMCA
Category Youth and Family Programs
Address 5003 12th Avenue NE