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The Buxton Recreation Department is hiring staff for our 2019/2020 Before and After Care Programs. These program are held at the Buxton Center Elementary School and operates on the school year calendar. Monday-Friday. Before care hours are 6:45 AM - 8:30 AM, and aftercare hours are 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM. 

We are looking to fill 1-5 days per week.

Nature and Variety of Work:
The person in this position is responsible for providing safe, enjoyable out-of-school time experiences for all program participants. This work involves having the ability to take direction, take charge, be flexible, and have good judgement skills. Childcare staff are required to be with the children at all times.
Responsibility and Supervisory Relationships:
All Childcare Counselors are directly responsible to the Recreation Supervisor, and ultimately report to the Recreation Director. Counselors are encouraged to seek guidance from Senior Staff Members.
Desirable experience and training:
Childcare Counselors should be at least 17 years of age, or show examples of significant leadership or youth program experience. They should have an understanding of age appropriate activities and behavior management techniques for children in grades K-5. The ideal candidate should be able to initiate activities and be a self-starter, as well as have effective communication skills, for dealing with children and adults. Childcare counselors should also possess the following traits: dependability, considerate, flexible, sense of humor, and a great work ethic.
Childcare Counselor Duties:

  • Attend all staff meetings and training sessions, as well as complete all required online trainings.

  • Ensure all environments, in which he/she supervises children, are safe and age appropriate.

  • Plan/Implement activities and events as instructed by their supervisor.

  • Report any accidents, injuries, and incidences to the supervisor and immediately fill out appropriate paperwork.

  • Observe all participant activity, taking note of children’s behaviors and interactions.

  • Adhere to duties and responsibilities assigned by their supervisor.

  • Be accountable for all equipment, including making sure it is being used in an appropriate manner.

  • Bring and suspicions of abuse or neglect of a child who attends camp to the supervisors attention.

  • Greet parents and children with a smile.

  • Respectfully work alongside school staff.

  • Participate in games and activities; Interact with children.

  • Be a positive role model.

  • Any other duties assigned to staff member by a Senior Staff Member, Recreation Supervisor, or Recreation Director that will better the overall recreation and leisure experience for not only the program participants, but the community members of Buxton.


TO APPLY: Complete a Town of Buxton General Application and return it to Buxton Recreation, 185 Portland Road.
The General Application can be picked up at the Buxton Town Hall, and are also available below. Applications and general inquiries should be directed to Nicole Welch, Recreation Director, at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Forms and Files:

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
  Contact Buxton Recreation
Before Care Childcare Counselor 
18 - 99  N/A  SuMTuWThFSa  08/28/2019 - 06/19/2020
6:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Buxton Center Elementary School
$0.00 R

• Please pick up a General Application at the Buxton Town Hall.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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