Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

School-Age Child Care Counselor (Meadowbrook)

Associated Recreation Council, the non-profit partner with Seattle Parks & Recreation, is currently looking for individuals who wish to actively support their communities while having fun and help provide a great experience for children ages 5-12. Our school-age care programs provide a fun, creative, safe, and welcoming environment for children to learn, play, and grow.

We are hiring for a School-Age Child Care Counselor position at Meadowbrook Community Center for our After School programs within the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center in Seattle.

Pay Rate: $15.50 Hourly

School Year Schedule:

  • Year-round; including summer
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1:45pm - 6:00pm and Wednesdays 12:45pm - 6:00pm; up to 25 hours per week; schedule may vary based on site needs
  • 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 2018 through early September 2018 ) is Monday – Friday up to 40 hours per week
  • Schedule is subject to change based upon programming needs and requirements. You may be asked to work at other sites as needed to cover shifts.

Our Counselors:

  • Organize 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 5-12 year olds
  • Experience with large groups of children is preferred
  • Ability to commit to school year and summer is strongly preferred
  • Negative 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

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

There are several School-Age Child Care Counselor positions open throughout Seattle, please visit other employment opportunities:

Please provide a resume and cover letter telling us know you would be a great fit for this position.

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.