Available Positions at LASER

Childcare Counselor

Part-time and/or Substitute(Non-Exempt)

Reports to: Site Director

Primary Function: Assists in planning, implementing, evaluating, and delivery of a broad range of programs; provides the best possible learning environment for children assigned to them and works for the best interest of LASER; prepares materials for their assigned programs; works and interacts with children; cleans and maintains their learning environment; and supervises children safely.

Essential Job Responsibilities (these shall include but are not limited to the following):

  • Work as a team member to ensure offering quality and educative programs to children.
  • Work with fellow Counselors, Lead Staff, Supervisors, and Director to plan and implement program activities, including arts and crafts, sports, field trips, cooking, science experiments, and special event.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, trainings, and check-ins as scheduled by Director.
  • Organize activities or implement a curriculum that allow children to learn about different topics and explore interests.
  • Actively participate with and serve as a role model to children at all times.
  • Prepare, serve, and clean up after snacks, as well as general cleaning and maintenance of site.
  • Monitor the safety and hygiene of children.
  • Watch for signs of emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems in children and bring the problems to the attention of directors.
  • Establish and maintain quality relationships with children and their families.
  • Provide excellent customer service to parents.
  • Interact with students, staff, and parents in a professional manner.
  • Provide routine first aid in cases of minor injury.
  • May be required to work a flexible schedule, based on an elementary school schedule: half days, early dismissal, and camp days during school breaks.

Education and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Swimming skills are required.
  • Driving experience is preferred but not required.
  • Prior childcare experience is a plus.
  • Experience in leading games and organizing activities with groups of children is highly desirable.
  • Must pass DEL criminal background check.
  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations as instructed and complete all the required training.

Employee Benefits:

  • Paid sick, personal and holiday after 90 days of employment.
  • Annual retention and holiday bonuses as well as annual merit-based raises.
  • Optional 3% IRA matching program after 1 year of employment.

Pay: Starting at $19.50