Maret is a vibrant K-12 co-educational, independent school in Washington, DC. We ignite our students' potential and foster their academic, artistic, and athletic talents. We develop the mind, nurture curiosity, welcome challenge, embrace joy, and build community that is equitable and inclusive. We are seeking passionate and positive role models with a strong work ethic who actively embrace life-long learning to serve as After School Counselors.
About After School
Maret’s After School program offers a welcoming environment where children from Kindergarten through eighth grade can relax and unwind. The program is a safe, comfortable, low-key option for families who are unable to pick up their children at the regular dismissal time. After School offers supervised free time along with structured activities such as playground games, arts and crafts, story time, and board games. Students in grades 3-8 also participate in an hour-long study hall. During this time, After School Counselors provide homework assistance, helping students to complete the evening’s assignments, daily reading, and projects. After School also offers child care for evening events and day-long programming that runs during non-federal holiday school closures as a service to families.
Help maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for all children
Oversee students during outdoor play time, enrichment activities, and study hall sessions in indoor and outdoor spaces for the duration of the After School hours
Participate collaboratively and professionally with Maret faculty and the other After School Counselors to promote the general well-being of Maret students
Engage with students through art activities, games, etc.
Model self-confidence and a positive self-image to provide an environment of acceptance and support for each student
Attend daily meetings before the start of After School
Assist the After School Director in the accurate and timely reporting of student attendance, inventory, and incidents
Provide child care for evening events and Gap Camp on school holidays
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
Experience working with children or genuine interest in learning how to work in an after-school setting
Ability to work with children in a physically active environments
Flexibility to work with children from grades Kindergarten to 8th grade
Ability to interact with parents, children, and co-workers in a warm, empathetic, and confident manner
Ability to work consistently, Monday - Friday from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. Counselors are expected to work for the entire week but there is flexibility for those who can only commit to certain days of the week.
Must possess or be able to obtain certifications in CPR and First Aid, pass a pre-employment background check, and attend required trainings on youth development
How to apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to Lauren Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The expected start date for this position is August 27, 2018. Maret is an equal opportunity employer.