YMCA of Greater Seattle

Lead Child Care Teacher (Parkwood Elementary)

Job Locations US-WA-Shoreline
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/3/2023 6:54 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Dale Turner Family YMCA
School Age Child Care
19290 Aurora Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $22.00/Hr.


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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.


Grade 13 Hiring Range: $22/hr. - $24.20/hr.


Tell me about this job!

In this role, you will guide elementary age participants through sports, arts, STEM, and other hands-on learning activities at a Y Before and After-School Enrichment (BASE) program which is designed to provide a safe and caring place for students outside of the classroom. You will support the program supervisor and help teach teamwork and social emotional learning to kids as they grow and learn all while encouraging skill building, creative exploration, physical activity, and most of all, fun. Lead instructors will also be supporting our Play Everyday Program 2 - 4 days per week during the middle of the day which is a recess based program at their school. 


Job Site:

Parkwood Elementary 1815 N 155th St, Shoreline, WA 98133


*This is a Full-Time Onsite Position.

Monday – Friday 6:45am – start of school
Monday – Friday end of school – 6:00pm

The Y also provides full day programing on non school days and early release days.  Lead instructors will also provide 2 days of Play Everyday Support from 10:30am – 1:30pm (may be optional or not required for part-time roles).  Schedules vary by school and will be set up by the onsite supervisor.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp program

MMR Vaccination Required: Licensed School Age Programs require Mumps, Measles and Rubella immunization in accordance with Department of Children, Youth and Family requirements.  


What you'll be doing

  1. Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum provided by the YDCoE.
  2. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
  3. May provide guidance to staff/volunteers overseeing the activities of groups of children.
  4. Professionally communicates day-to-day, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians.
  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  6. Assists in maintaining developmentally appropriate site including appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.
  7. May prepare and serve snacks. Cleans snack area.
  8. Assists at Check in or out for parents.
  9. Assumes responsibility for program operation when DCYF designated and qualified staff is not on premises.
  10.  Provides onsite support for the school based Play Everyday Program at the school. 
  11.  Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
  12.  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


What we're looking for in an applicant

  1. 18 years of age or older.
  2. 2 or more years’ experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, and nannying.
  3. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values: caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
  4. Experience planning and implementing group activities
  5. Have completed 12 credits of 100-level or above college-level coursework and have a GED or high school diploma. *Transcripts will be required during the offer stage to ensure applicants meet state licensing requirement pre-hire.
  6. Completion of minimum STARS required training**
  7. Certification in CPR/First aid*
  8. TB test by Mantoux method.*
  9. Food worker card.
  10. Cleared Portable Background Check in the statewide registry MERIT.* 
    *At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 30 days after employment.)
    **At hire, or during onboarding for position.

Preferred Education/Experience

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Leadership or supervisory experience (1-2 years)
  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English.

Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.



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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