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Childcare Provider
Job Code:18-03005
Reports to:Economic Resilience Initiative Program Manager
Position Status:On Call Employee
Home Site:Greenbridge Career Center
Location:9720 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Provide on-call child care services for YWCA “Hope and Power” class participants and/or Money Mechanics class participants. Hope and Power is a 10 week, 3 hour per week class. Childcare hours will be from 30 minutes before class starts until 30 minutes after class starts. Classes are held throughout King County. Money Mechanics is a 4 week, 3 hour per week class. Childcare hours will be from 30 minutes before class starts until 30 minutes after class starts. Classes are held throughout King County.There will be a 1-2 hour orientation scheduled once providers are hired. Child care providers will be placed in on-call pool for future classes and programs as well.

This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

  • Provide child care for children newborn and up, including engaging children in age-appropriate group activities
  • Open and close child care room
  • Prepare room before children arrive and clean up room after they leave
  • Report any issues or concerns with children to class facilitators
  • Communicate with mothers about their children when needed
  • Incorporate the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions.
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring.
  • Assure that clients, residents, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.

Qualifications & Core Competencies:
  • Some relevant work experience.  Experience providing child care in child care agency is highly desirable
  • Bi-lingual and multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply, especially candidates fluent in Spanish
  • Experience working with immigrants and refugees, and their children
  • First Aid/CPR training highly desirable or may be received during employment
  • Sensitivity to the needs of YWCA client’s who are homeless, low income, limited English speaking or impacted by domestic violence, substance abuse or other barriers
  • Commitment to diversity and ability to work well with diverse family styles and multi-ethnic populations
  • Oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Creativity in problem-solving, decision making and negotiating solutions
  • Working independently and as a member of a team

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this position, the employee:

  • Holding and picking up small children, kneeling, and sitting for periods of time
  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, employers, representatives of community organizations and other individuals in the community
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits and climbs in performing duties in the office and in traveling to off-site meetings

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%

Hours, Rate & Benefits:
• Hourly rate: $15.00-DOE
• Hours per week: 4
• FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt.
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.