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After School Counselor

After School Counselor

Maret School is 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, storytime, 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.

Duties include:

  • Help maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for all children.
  • Oversee students during outdoor playtime, 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, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:15pm - 6:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm. Wednesdays. 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. The rate of pay for the After School Counselor position is $19.50-$22.00 per hour depending on experience.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain certifications in CPR and First Aid, pass a pre-employment background check, and attend required training on youth development.

Maret’s dynamic community and campus in the midst of Washington, DC, create a unique learning environment for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Expert teachers inspire students to think both creatively and analytically, seek out multiple perspectives, work hard, and make time for joy as they tackle our challenging curriculum and explore artistic and athletic pursuits. The school’s mission and core values guide all that we do and provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, and achievement.

Our community strives for equity and inclusion in every aspect of school life. Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or creed. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.

All adults on campus are role models for our students and are considered part of the faculty. Every Maret employee must abide by our code of conduct.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for two references to the Director of After School Programs, Saadiha Alford at salford@maret.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The expected start date for this position is August 28, 2023. Maret is an equal-opportunity employer.