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    Associated Recreation Council, with Seattle Parks & Recreation, is now interviewing for Substitute Child Care Counselors for over 25 Community Center locations around Seattle; please see list below.

    Our school-age care programs provide a fun, creative, safe, and welcoming environment for children to learn, play, and grow. Our substitute pool helps employees gain experience working in our programs and provide the foundation for becoming permanent-placed employees. When permanent positions open, we first look to our substitute pool for qualified candidates.
    • Central Seattle Locations: Garfield, Yesler, Miller, Montlake Community Centers
    • Northeast Seattle Locations: Ravenna/Eckstein, Meadowbrook, Northgate, Magnuson, Laurelhurst Community Centers
    Northwest Seattle Locations: Bitter Lake, Loyal Heights, Green Lake, Ballard, Magnolia Community Centers
    • Southeast Seattle Locations: Rainier, Rainier Beach, Van Asselt, Jefferson, International District/Chinatown Community Centers
    • Southwest Seattle Locations: High Point, Delridge, Hiawatha, Alki, South Park, Southwest Community Centers
    Please indicate your preference of location(s) in your application/cover letter

    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

    • Eighteen years of age or older
    • High School diploma/GED or transcripts of secondary education
    • At least one year experience working with 5 to 12 year olds
    • Clear Tuberculosis Results within the past year.
    • Must pass criminal background check
    • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid government issued ID
    • Must provide proof of social security number
    • Must sign up for direct deposit with either checking or savings account or Payroll Paycard

    Shifts: ALL POSITIONS ARE CONSIDERED PART-TIME, with the opportunity to gain extra hours on school breaks, summer camps, and professional development days
    • School Year shifts: Monday – Friday 7am-9am and/or 3:00-6:00pm
    • Summer shifts: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, 9:00am-5:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
    • School year shifts are September thru Mid-June; Summer shifts are Mid-June thru end of August

    To apply, please visit our website at:

    ARC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

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