YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Kid Zone Lead (in Seattle)

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/4/2018 1:15 AM)
    Regular Part-Time
    # of Openings
    West Seattle YMCA
    Youth and Family Programs
    3622 SW Snoqualmie St
  • Overview

    We are looking for an energetic person that enjoys working wth children ages 4 weeks to 13 years in a fast paced learning environment. As a lead you will work wth a diverse staff team and have the opportunity to mentor and inspire staff.

    This is a part time position 25 hours a week. Wednesday through Saturday hours vary and will include either morning and evening shifts.


    What you’ll be doing…

    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.

    Who are you?

    If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of children.  You thrive on the energy of groups of children and are ready to jump in and lead activities.  You are always stepping up to offer support at the first sign it's needed.  You are comfortable with individual and groups of children, can talk to and partner with parents and other adults, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new ways to work with kids. You have an eye for quality programing and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.


    You are 18 years of age or older and have:

    • High school education or equivalent.
    • 1 year or more previous experience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching.
    • Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
    • Experience planning and implementing group activities preferred.


    You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and Family Programs Team 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; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


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