Kids in Distress
  • Oakland Park, FL, USA
  • 10-12
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Kids in Distress (KID) of Fort Lauderdale, FL is looking to hire a part-time Counselor for our Aftercare and Summer Camp program. This position is responsible for the daily direct care and supervision of children kindergarten - 5th grade. This includes providing and overseeing individualized accommodations for children with academic deficiencies. As a Counselor, you must establish and maintain a structured learning environment that is safe, nurturing, and enriching. Additionally:

  • Plan and implement projects.
  • Assist the children with their homework.
  • Transport children as needed.
  • Must be able to run, jump, and otherwise engage the children in strenuous activities that are age appropriate for them.
  • Maintain positive communication with parents, children, and other staff members.
  • Must be able to sit, bend, crouch, kneel to maximize opportunities to teach, play, and nurture the children.
  • Must be able to lift, hold, and carry children up to the age of 11, weighing up to 100 lbs. 

This is a year-round position.

Skills/ Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old and possess a High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have completed the 45 hours of DCF Child Care Licensing training. 
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with children from diverse populations.
  • Experience in aftercare, summer camp, or day care preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid Certificate or must obtain certification upon hire.
  • Must be willing to work part-time (25 hours per week) during school year and full-time hours during summer camp and non-school days, see hours below:
    • Monday-Friday: 1 P.M. - 6 P.M. on school days/school year
    • 9 A.M. - 6 P.M. on non-school days and summer camp

To learn more about our Aftercare/Summer Camp Program and this opportunity, visit our website:

"Please submit a copy of your DCF 40-45 hours Childcare Transcript Training with your resume as one attachment"


It is the policy of Kids in Distress to provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and to applicants for employment in accordance with laws, statutes and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action.  We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Kids In Distress is a Drug Free Workplace and requires drug testing.


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