YMCA of Greater Seattle

Kid Zone Lead

Job Locations US-WA-Sammamish
Posted Date 3 days ago(12/8/2023 7:57 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Sammamish Community YMCA
Youth and Family Programs
831 228th NE
Minimum compensation
USD $20.00/Hr.


HR Banner Childcare

Grade 12 Hiring Range: $20/hr. - $22/hr.


*This is an On-site, Part-Time Position. Variable scheduling during Kid Zone hours. 


We have a strong commitment to equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Tell me about this job!

Facilitate group games, arts and STEM in a drop-in care program


Job Summary

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, and support other programming such as Parents Night Outs, Birthday Parties and Family nights and events. 

Sammamish Community Y Kid Zone Hours of Operation/Shift Options

Monday– Friday: 9:00 am–12:30 pm

Monday– Thursday: 4:30–8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am–12:30 pm


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire


What you'll be doing

  1. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health, safety and to provide a positive experience for each child.
  2. Develops and implements program activities.
  3. Provides guidance, leadership and direction to Kids Zone Counselors as needed.
  4. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  5. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child’s experience and to promote upcoming programs.
  6. Ensures that toys and equipment are clean and safe, set up and stored properly. Reports equipment problems to supervisor.
  7. Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Code of Conduct for Applicants


You are 18 years of age or older and have:

  1. High school education or equivalent.
  2. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

  3. 1 year or more previous experience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching.
  4. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
  5. Experience planning and implementing group activities preferred.
  6. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • 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.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.



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