Before/After School & Summer Counselor Goal Seekers & Eagles Goal Seekers & Eagles

Application Instructions:

All applicants must complete a formal application directly with Goal Seekers & Eagles. You may visit us inside Highland Park Church, 4777 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813 via the entrance next to the large playground, or request a PDF by emailing our Assistant Director.


Goal Seekers & Eagles, a ministry of Highland Park Church in Lakeland, FL, cares for school-age children before and after school as well as during holiday or summer camps. Our Counselors are engaging, energetic, and self-motivated individuals eager to help children grow into strong, independent leaders among their peers. After all, “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). The duties for our Counselors include creating a safe environment for children to play and grow when not in school through group management, individual interactions, and organizing activities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Plan and engage children in organized, fun, and educational games and activities.
  • Monitor and manage student behavior during transportation on buses.
  • Build strong relationships with children in your care.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for children by identifying and resolving potential physical hazards, including potential tripping hazards, spills, or broken toys.
  • Prepare and serve snacks.
  • Assist students with homework.
  • Manage student behavior through positive group control techniques.
  • Correct disruptive behavior through approved discipline procedures and in coordination with other Counselors, Lead Counselors, and Assistant Director.
  • Maintain accurate reporting and documentation including attendance records, transportation logs, and Incident or Accident Reports.
  • Interact with parents on a daily basis in an understanding, attentive, and responsive manner.
  • Respond to and provide first aid as necessary for any injuries.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High School Diploma required
  • Proven track record of working well independently and in a team setting
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications required within 90 days from date of hire
  • Must complete background check and pre-employment drug screening
  • Must start and complete 40 hours of Department of Children and Families Training within specified time frames
  • Be of strong moral character and act as a role model

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: From $9.00 per hour


  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday

Hours per week:

  • Less than 10
  • 10-19
  • 20-29

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Job Is:

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

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COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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