YMCA of Greater Seattle

Instructional Assistant - YMCA Powerful Schools

4 months ago
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Meredith Mathews East Madison - Hawthorne Elementary School
Youth Education
4100 39th Ave S
USD $15.00/Hr.
USD $18.00/Hr.


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children 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.


Where you’ll work…


Hawthorne Elementary School located at 4100 39th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118


Summer programming shedule:


June 27th - July 28th

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 12:30pm


If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


What you’ll be doing…


As an Instructonal Assistant to an Academic Teacher you will co-lead Small Group classes consisting of learning activities and helping to keep the class positive and fun.


Principle Activities:

  • Assisting in the implementation of lessons for assigned grade levels.
  • Preparing classrooms for daily activities and collaborating with academic teachers and teacher’s assistants to ensure that objectives are reached.
  • Adhering to all YMCA and school district professional expectations and compliance issues.
  • Creating a positive, achievement-oriented, organized and engaging learning environment.
  • Communicates with, develops, and maintains positive relationships with youth and families.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership to staff and volunteers.


Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of youth and their families you have a desire to enable people of all ages to achieve their potential. You have the ability to build strong relationships on an individual level and with communities. You have a track record of being able to develop and implement quality programming and know how to provide support and a sense of belonging to others.


You should be 18 years of age and have:

  1. Current state approved first-aid certification. *
  2. Current state approved community CPR certification. *
  3. Experience in working with youth the same age as those to be supervised.
  4. One year of experience or more in program planning preferred.
  5. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.
  6. Knowledge of Seattle School District Academic Learning Standards for the age group and designated subject area.
  7. Knowledge of core curriculum components of assigned school.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y 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.



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