YMCA of Greater Seattle Kid Zone Counselor in Sammamish, Washington


This position is for part-time candidates in our Family Programs drop-in care program. Must be available at least 3 shifts per week, year-round (approximately 12-15 hours per week). Additional hours may be available in our events programs including birthday parties, Parents Night Out, and Family Events. All applicants must be 16+ years old with at least 6 months solid experience working with children.

Shift times may include:

  • Weekday mornings from 8am-1pm or 9am-12pm

  • Weekday evenings from 4-8pm or 4:30-8:30pm

  • Saturdays or Sundays from 8am-1pm

  • Friday evenings from 5-9pm or 6-11pm

  • Saturdays or Sundays from 11am-5:30pm

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

  • 10 swimming pools

  • More than 200 program sites

Where you’ll work…

You’ll work 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!).

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


What you’ll be doing…

Every day hundreds of children utilize our Kid Zone drop in child care centers within our membership facilities, engaging in activities and building new relationships with our staff and other participants. You will be part of an amazing staff team who provide enrichment and safe supervision, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. You will be able to develop and implement program activities while also building positive relationships by providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants, and guests.

Who are you?

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


You are at least 16 years of age and have:

  • Six months or more previous experience working 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 preferred.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and Family Programs 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 2018-6618

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 6

Location Sammamish Community YMCA

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 831 228th NE