YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • After School Tween/Teen Counselor

    Job Locations US-WA-Bothell
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/27/2018 1:55 PM)
    Regular Part-Time
    # of Openings
    Northshore YMCA
    Teen Programs
    11811 NE 195th Street
  • Overview

    Are you interested in becoming a teacher or would like some awesome education experience? Do you want a position that flexes your creative muscles, while working with youth ages 11-14? Be a part of an after school program for the Northshore Community, just 20 minutes outside of Seattle.



    Plans and teaches skills and activities for Middle School Youth. Develops positive relationships including providing prompt and courteous service to participants and their families. 




    1. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
    2. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
    3. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child’s experience and to promote upcoming programs.
    4. Ensures that toys and equipment are clean and safe, set up and stored properly.
    5. Helps lead games and activities for youth, ages 11-14. 
    6. Other duties as assigned.



    1. 18 years of age or older (21 years of age if the position requires driving).
    2. High school education or equivalent.
    3. Ability to plan and initiate culturally relevant and age appropriate games and activities.
    4. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
    5. Current state approved first-aid certification. *
    6. Current state approved community CPR certification. *

    * At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment)

    Current Driver’s License with a minimum of 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.
    Maximum of one minor violation.



    • One year+ previous experience with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
    • 6 months+ experience teaching specified activity/skill hired for.
    • Program lesson planning and instructional skills.  
    • 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 may be helpful.

    Program participants learn new skills in an enriching and supportive environment.  Member expectations are exceeded resulting in increased retention.


    Competencies for success at the Y

    • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
    • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
    • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
    • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
    • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.
    • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

    Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.


    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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