YMCA of Greater Seattle

Child Care Assistant (Bellevue/Redmond)

Job Locations US-WA-Bellevue
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/27/2023 6:39 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Bellevue Family YMCA
School Age Child Care
14230 Bel-Red Road
Minimum compensation
USD $20.00/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 12 Hiring Range: $20/hr. - $22/hr. Minors at $19.97/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 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.


Job Site Options: This role will support Before and After School Programming at an elementary school in the Bellevue/Redmond area. 

Audubon Elementary 3045 180th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Ben Rush Elementary 6101 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Einstein Elementary 18025 NE 116th St, Redmond, WA 98052 
Ella Baker Elementary 9595 Eastridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053
Horace Mann Elementary 17001 NE 104th, Redmond, WA 98052
Wilder Elementary 22130 NE 133rd St, Woodinville, WA 98077


*This is a Part-Time Onsite Position.

Hours Vary by School/Location:
Monday – Friday 6:45am – Start of School
Monday – Friday End of School – 6pm

The Y provides full day programming on non school days and early release days.


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)

MMR Vaccination Required: Licensed School Age Programs require Mumps, Measles and Rhubella immunization in accordance with Department of Children, Youth and Family requirments. This task is assigned as part of onboarding with your Covid-19 Immunization tasks. 


What you'll be doing

  1. Implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.
  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. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
  9. 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. 16 years of age or older, 18 or older is preferred.
  2. 1-2 years’ experience with children; camps, childcare, tutoring, or nannying.
  3. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values: caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
  4. Experience planning and implementing group activities.
  5. TB Test by Mantoux method.*
  6. Completion of minimum STARS required training, CPR/First Aid Training*
  7. 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

  1. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  2. Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
  3. High school diploma or the equivalent of one. *Transcripts or a copy of high school diploma will be required during the offer stage to ensure applicants meet state licensing requirement pre-hire.

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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