YMCA of Greater Seattle Teen Program Instructor in Bothell, Washington

Overview

Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.

A TEEN PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR IS ... a candidate that has a passion for education and working with youth (primarily teens and preteens, grades 6-11) and possesses a special skill, talent, or education that they would like to share and teach daily to community teens- whether it be sports, art, science, outdoor education, leadership skills, technology or more!

Shifts are primarily in the afternoon to evenings on weeknights, and occasional weekends. Optional an opportunity for full-time in the summer.

Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements culturally relevant, creative, and developmentally appropriate activities for youth in and outside centers.

  • Supervises a group of youth during drop-in to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.

  • Able to build relationships and rapport with youth; can become a fast role model.

  • Works alongside schools in the district, for increase promotion and registration of Teen Programs.

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

  • Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child’s experience and to promote upcoming programs.

  • Manages Teen Center as a clean, safe environment.

  • Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.

Qualifications

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  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)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS IF THE POSITION REQUIRES DRIVING

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

  2. Maximum of one minor violation.

PREFERRED POSITION ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS

  • 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.

EFFECT ON END RESULTS

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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ID 2018-6829

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 2

Location Northshore YMCA

Category Teen Programs

Address 11811 NE 195th Street