YMCA of Greater Seattle Kids University Afterschool Counselor in Auburn, Washington

Job Information:

Overview:

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

  • More than 200 program sites

Where you’ll work…

You’ll be based out of one off the 13 branches in our welcoming membership facility that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!). Specificallythe Seattle Y has Kids U programs throughout the Seattle area. The programs are located in Seattle Public Schools and other community buildings. Programs use classrooms, multipurpose rooms, gyms and outdoor spaces.

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

Responsibilities:

What you’ll be doing…

Every day hundreds of children participate in fun and engaging YMCA activities after school. Kids U is a set of enrichment classes such as: art, sports, cooking, chess and science. Children sign up for specific classes based on their interests and passions that are led by you. Be part of an amazing team of staff who provide enrichment & recreation activities, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. Kids U instructors will be able to teach/coach topics that are fun and interesting to them while also teaching the kids to learn new skills.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your afternoons 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.

Qualifications:

You should have:

  • 1-2 years’ experience 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

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

ID 2017-5840

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 2

Posted Date 7/6/2017

Location Auburn Valley YMCA - Washington Elementary

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 20 E St NE

Job Locations US-WA-Auburn

Min USD $12.00/Hr.

Max USD $16.50/Hr.