YMCA of Greater Seattle

Teen Leader (Kent, WA)

Job Locations US-WA-Kent
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2018 3:20 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Auburn Valley YMCA
Teen Programs
King County Housing Authority
USD $12.50/Hr.
USD $16.73/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.

  • 13 branches
  • 2 overnight camps
  • 10 swimming pools
  • More than 200 program sites


Where you’ll work…


You will be base in Kent WA, at three of housing communities managed by the King's County Housing Authority.  Birch Creek youth center, Valli Kee community center, and Cascade community center.





What you’ll be doing…


You will be implementing and creating life enriching and leadership training activities for teen program in the housing communities from grades 7th -12th.  It is your job to create a positive mentor relationship with the teens guide them to becoming strong community leaders in the future. 


Daily tasks will consist of

  • Planning and running activities and physical activities with them. 
  • Helping with homework.
  • Taking and inputing daily attendance.
  • Supervising on occsional trips
  • Being a role model and being an example of the YMCA four core values.
  • Following YMCA procedures and protocols.
  • Anything else as directed by the Teen Programs Director.



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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