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YMCA of Greater Seattle Youth Sports Instructor in Kent, Washington

Overview

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

Lead and instruct a variety of sports, recreation, and enrichment programs. Programming area includes but is not limited to Youth Sports, Recreation and Enrichment Classes, Rock Climbing, and Odyssey Course.

Responsibilities

  1. Plans and implements program activities which may include specialized programming such as climbing, outdoor environmental education, teen leadership, sports, etc.

  2. Pre/Post inspection of challenge courses, equipment and surrounding areas.

  3. Proactively report equipment and supply needs to management.

  4. Responsible for instructing, training and coaching individuals and groups to ensure physical, mental and emotional safety.

  5. Must be able to communicate instructions and information in a developmentally appropriate manner.

  6. Oversee, train, schedule and debrief Belayers to ensure continuous coaching and development.

  7. Facilitate initial and annual refresher training for challenge course Belayers and support staff.

  8. Timely recordkeeping and reporting to management, as required.

Qualifications

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.

  2. High school diploma or equivalent, post-secondary education in related field strongly preferred. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

  3. Previous successful experience engaging children and teens in group activities.

  4. Current state approved first-aid certification by start date.

  5. Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification by start date.

  6. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS IF THE POSITION REQUIRES DRIVING

21 years of age or older. 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.

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.

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

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.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

MISSION STATEMENT:

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

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Kent

Posted Date 4 days ago (6/8/2021 3:39 PM)

ID 2021-12012

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 2

Location Kent YMCA

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 10828 SE 248th St

Minimum compensation USD $16.91/Hr.

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