YMCA of Greater Seattle Kid Zone Counselor in Seattle, Washington
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.
Supervises a group of children to ensure their health, safety and to provide a positive experience for each child.
Implements program activities. May be asked to assist in planning activities.
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.
Ensures that toys and equipment are clean, safe, set up and stored properly.
Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.
Other duties as assigned
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
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 .
Type Regular Part-Time
# of Openings 2
Location Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
Category Youth and Family Programs
Address 1700 23rd Avenue