Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Lead School-Age Child Care Counselor (Meadowbrook)

Associated Recreation Council, the non-profit partner with Seattle Parks & Recreation, is recruiting for enthusiastic people who will help us deliver fun and creative programs for children ages 5-12.

Our Lead School-Age Child Care Counselors work in the school-age child care programs, which provide a fun, creative, safe, and welcoming environment for children to learn, play, and grow. This position is for the After School program and Summer Day Camp at Meadowbrook Community Center.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:45pm - 6:00pm and Wednesday from 12:45pm - 6:00pm, up to 25 hours per week
  • School break camp weeks and school early release days may be up to 8 hours per day/40 hours per week 
  • Summer Camp schedule (mid-June through early September) is Monday – Friday up to 40 hours per week

Pay Rate: $16.25 Hourly

Our Lead Counselors:

  • Develop and lead programs and activities such as: arts and crafts, organized games, cultural activities, drama, music, story hour, sports, field trips, and other special projects and events
  • Work with other staff to ensure the care and safety of participants at all times
  • Must be willing to complete training for certification in First Aid/CPR, Food Handlers Permit, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education, and STARS training


  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • High School diploma/GED or transcripts of secondary education
  • At least one year experience working with youth in a recreation setting or childcare setting
  • Experience with working with 5-12 year olds and with large groups on field trips
  • Experience with leading activities to children and supervisorial experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to commit to entire year (school year and summer camp)
  • Clear Tuberculosis results within the past year
  • Valid WA state driver’s license or WA state ID
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Food Handlers permit a plus
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid government issued ID
  • Must sign up for direct deposit with either checking or savings account or Payroll Paycard

This is a part-time, year round, and non-benefited position. Lead Counselors must also be willing to help out at other program sites as needed. 

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed as soon as it is received.