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Child Care Lead (Twin City Elementary) at YMCA OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY in Stanwood, Washington

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Be a Professional Role Model.
Come to work each day knowing that what you do has an impact on the lives of the people in your community. At the Y, we invite you to develop your skills, realize your leadership potential, and discover a position that is truly much more than a job. Plus, there is always room to grow at the Y! ?

The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

You'll be a great fit for the 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.

Availability: Monday-Friday; Hours will vary based on school/branch. Must be available for shifts between 6:00am-6:30 pm.

What you will do at the Y:

School-Age Care Leads teach teamwork and social skills to children in Before and After School settings as they grow and learn. The majority of responsibilities are working directly with youth with complex needs in a one-on-one or small group setting, ensuring their safety, well-being and development through interactive play and other activities as directed.
They help support the onsite functions of a site with additional responsibilities related to family interactions, check in and out and site management.

What you'll get from working at the Y

FREE training offered for all positions and get paid while you train for your job!
Flexible work schedules and a family-friendly environment.
FREE YMCA family membership for all staff.
20% off programs and services for all staff (and their dependents).
Sick Pay accrued at rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked.
Tax-Deferred retirement account & Roth retirement account available to all employees.
403a Retirement investing account paid at 12% annual compensation after 2 years of service (minimum 1,000 hours worked in each year).
FREE Employee Assistance Program.
Cheery, dynamic, cause-driven work environment, like no other!
We promote from within often. Enjoy your career at our Y!
Opportunity to grow: When you work at the Y, you will be encouraged to try new things and grow your career. We have a solid reputation for hiring good people who do great things.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Implement daily lesson and activity plans
Work directly with children with complex needs within program area
Regularly observes, schedules and completes evaluations for each child
Maintain communication with families
Maintain materials, equipment, and program facility
Maintain required program records
Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum age 18
2 years' experience working with children with complex needs, preferred
Meet educational and experience qualifications established by Dept of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)

Have a high school diploma or equivalent;
Have completed twelve college credits in any one hundred-level or above college coursework within five years of employment

Provide document of all certification and training requirements established by DCYF, including position prerequisites, current negative TB test, other required vaccinations, and portable background check
Plan, organize, and implement high quality developmentally appropriate programming
Fluency in second language preferred

Y Culture:

Build relationships with a diverse membership base in culturally responsive ways, connect members with one another and to the YMCA
Exhibit Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

Complete required training and certifications within established guidelines
Arrive on time ready for shift, clock in/out within timekeeping system

Embrace Team Leader Core Competencies:
Mission Advancement:

Models and teaches the Y's values
Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives
Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition
Cultivates relationships to support fundraising


Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives
Builds relationships to create small communities
Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict
Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience

Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support

Operational Effectiveness:

Provides others with frameworks for making decisions
Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities
Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team
Effectively creates and manages budgets
Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress

Personal Growth:

Shares new insights
Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change
Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance
Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology

Physical and Mental Demands: The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands:
As directed, lead and participate in a range of activities in indoor/outdoor settings. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise program activities. Staff may be required to move weights of approximately 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex problems; may use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with members, staff, volunteers, and others encountered in the course of work, some of whom may be dissatisfied individuals.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Typically interaction with others is busy, constant and occasionally interruptive. Work may be demanding at times. May require ability to work irregular hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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