After-School Program Counselor

Professional Staff, Oakland, CA
Programs – ASP /
Part-time /
Beginning August 1st, 2024 (0.4 FTE, 10 month)

The mission of the Head-Royce School is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for the diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage constructive and responsible global citizenship. The After-School Program (ASP) provides a high quality experience for students through a balance of student-led and adult-led activities, games, and play spaces. The After-School team consists of enthusiastic individuals who share a passion for creating a healthy, welcoming and playful environment after school.


    • Provide energetic, positive support to students in order to foster a safe, enriching and fun atmosphere for all involved in after-school programming
    • Manage student safety; ensure all students are accounted for and all fellow staff members are aware of student whereabouts throughout the day
    • Proactively supervise, initiate and participate in various student-led activities during unscripted and scripted time
    • Actively engage in initiating activities and games with students of all grade levels (K-6)
    • Lead one enrichment class for two of the three trimesters in a topic approved by the Director of Extended Learning
    • Report any unsafe conditions in a timely manner and provide accident/incident reports when necessary
    • Be proficient, aware, prompt, and responsive when communicating with co-counselors and Director of Extended Learning via walkie talkie
    • Collaborate with co-counselors and Director of Extended Learning to ensure smooth flow of daily activities
    • Provide conflict-management mentoring and facilitation to students
    • Respond to parent and children concerns in an effective, professional manner
    • Be active, flexible, resourceful and creative in responding to the needs of students and parents
    • Make intentional and strategic use of prep time and slow times to plan activities, games, and ensure we are ready for the next day (snack, clean up, materials ready, etc.)


    • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to relate with people and children from a variety of educational, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
    • Other essential qualities important to the position are:
    • The ability to be professional, positive, flexible, fun and energetic. 
    • A “go-getter” attitude, positive energy and “can do” mentality.
    • Counselors must enjoy a collaborative team setting and be willing to engage in frequent communication with fellow staff members. 
    • Requires a minimum of one-year experience working with children/youth. This position is ideal for staff looking to enter a career in teaching, child development, recreation management and/or education administration. 
    • Water safety & CPR/First Aid certified (Training will be provided)
    • Ability to provide proof of Covid Vaccination as well as Fingerprint and TB clearance.
$17 - $24 an hour
Compensation: Head-Royce is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through competitive compensation. Rate is assigned based on relevant experience and education.

Start Date: August 6th, 2024;
End Date: June 11, 2025

This position will have a 2-4 year appointment. It doesn't change the at-will nature of the job, but allows new individuals the opportunity to participate in the role. The Director of Extended Learning will work with ASP staff members on a transition plan between year 2 and year 4 of this appointment. There may be exceptions to this general policy, where administration seeks either an earlier change of employment or a continuation of the current role for reasons of stability with the program.

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce (HRS) is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 137-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.

Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions—Lower, Middle and Upper—and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student.

Please note - HRS is unable to provide immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and be willing to undergo both Livescan background check and TB screening as part of the hiring process.

Head Royce is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions including but not limited to employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence and termination based on qualifications and without regard to protected status. We will not discriminate based on age, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, reproductive health decision making or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.