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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 2:56 AM

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. GENERAL FUNCTIONPlans and teaches skills and activities for youth/families that are developmentally appropriate and enriching. Develops positive relationships including providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants and guests. Play EVERYDAY is an elementary school aged lunch recess program that focuses on youth gaining the competence and confidence they need to regularly engage in physical activity. The goal is for them to choose this as an ongoing lifestyle. A A?play coachA? provides fun group games that anyone can participate in which are designed to focus on health and skill related fitness including endurance, strength, flexibility, agility, balance, and coordination. These games further develop the studentA?s interest in physical activity.Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.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 childA?s experience and to promote upcoming programs.Ensures that toys and equipment are clean and safe, set up and stored properly. Reports equipment problems to supervisor.Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.Other duties as assigned.POSITION REQUIREMENTS18 years of age or older.High school education or equivalent.Ability to plan and initiate culturally relevant and age appropriate games and activities.Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.Current state approved first:aid certification.*Current state approved community CPR certification.**At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment)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 YValues : Strengthens the Ys culture by demonstrating the values of the Y : honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility : in every aspect of clusion : 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 su


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