Town of Gorham - Part Time Before & After the Bell Counselor

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 17,000.  With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business. 

The Town of Gorham’s Recreation Department is seeking energetic, patient and enthusiastic individuals for its part-time seasonal positions of Before & After the Bell Counselor. Counselors act as positive role models for children K-5 and are responsible for providing a fun, safe and enjoyable experience for participants in the Before and After School Program. Duties include organizing and facilitating fun, age-appropriate games and activities for children grades K-5 designed to build self-esteem, teach teamwork, new skills, fair play and good sportsmanship, and encourage interaction. Counselors maintain accurate attendance rosters and ensure the safety of program participants at all times among other responsibilities.

The work schedule may change based on the needs of the program and activities. With a hybrid school schedule, some shifts may average 10 - 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Multiple schedules are available to choose from, including 7:30am to 5:30pm, or 2:30 to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.


Prior-related experience working with school-age children preferred. CPR/First Aid Certification preferred.


Please print and submit a Town of Gorham Employment Application available available HERE. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    

A copy of the job description for this position is also available HERE. Applications are also available at the Recreation Department and Town Manager’s Office during normal business hours.

Please mail, fax, or email completed applications to:

Attention: Julio Santiago

Camp and Childcare Director

Gorham Recreation Department

75 South Street, Suite 1

Gorham, ME  04038

Fax: (207) 839-7752

~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

Posted: August 4, 2020

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