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YMCA of Greater Seattle Assistant Teacher (SACC, EL)_Outdoor Program in Auburn, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

Assists with supervision of and implementing activities with a group of children in an early childhood or school aged child care outdoor site.

Outdoor Program Summary:

-Pods of 10 preschoolers with 2 staff operating at outdoor sites.

-“Podded” sessions from 8:30am-12:00pm.

-Curriculum will focus primarily on social emotional learning and outdoor exploration.


  1. Assists in supervision of a group of children in an outdoor learning environment.

  2. Provides assistance in planning and implementation of program activities.

  3. Performs general housekeeping tasks. Helps maintain clean and safe area.

  4. May prepare and serves snacks. Cleans snack area.

  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergency procedures.

  6. Attends staff meetings and training programs.


  1. 16 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. Current state approved infant/child (or community if school aged) CPR certification.
    1. TB test by Mantoux method.**
  1. HIV/AIDS training certification.
    1. Completion of minimum STARS required training preferred.
  1. Experience in Outdoor Environmental Education

  2. 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.

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

** Prior to beginning child care duties.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • 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

Starting pay rate: $15.45/Hr.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

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 .


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Auburn

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (10/13/2020 8:00 PM)

ID 2020-10711

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Auburn Valley YMCA

Category Early Childhood Education

Address 1620 Perimeter Road SW

Minimum compensation USD $15.45/Hr.