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Counselor - Part Time

Company: Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation
Location: Carmel
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Counselor

DIVISION: Extended School Enrichment

REPORTS TO: Site Supervisor

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt; $10 - $13

HOURS: Monday Friday 1:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m.

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to work with children in grades K-6 as part of a team whose purpose is to competently and enthusiastically create and facilitate enrichment activities, assist with K-6 student homework, and provide a safe, enriching, and character-driven environment for students enrolled in the Extended School Enrichment (ESE) program (school-year).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Create, organize, and facilitate a variety of daily enrichment and academic activities, including but not limited to arts, sports, science, homework, and literacy.
  • Consistently model and guide students in character development through actions, activities, and dialogue.
  • With team, plan and create detailed enrichment club activity plans for 10 weeks at a time that corresponds to state standards using established templates and guidelines.
  • Implement and model respect for all spaces and materials used, ensuring they are well maintained and left as found, including buses and field trips
  • With team, supervise up to 125+ children, from grades K 6, throughout all aspects of the daily program.
  • Attend and participate in professional development meetings and trainings.
  • Use excellent customer service skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and all members of the general public.
  • Enforce applicable rules and regulations with program participants.
  • Ensure adherence to established safety procedures; monitor work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.
  • Follow program structure, including IEP and 504 plans, to decrease disruptive camper behaviors and increase positivity and safety.
  • Provide CPR/first aid and CPI, in a calm professional manner, as needed.
  • Ensure first aid supplies and emergency equipment are in order and accessible.
  • Maintain reliable attendance to maintain safety and the staff to child ratio.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Perform other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Basic typing, Internet, Word, and Excel skills.
  • Reliable and organized, on time and accurate with paperwork and daily schedules.
  • Capable of creatively problem-solving under pressure, both as part of a team and independently.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible about both learning and teaching new skills.
  • Able to act consistently as a role model and guide for behavior and character development.
  • Ability to assist K-6 students accurately with daily homework, requiring understanding and instruction of math and literacy skills up to a 6th grade level.
  • Interact and communicate in a positive, professional manner with team, students, and public.
  • Ability to confidently and effectively manage student behavior in a positive, respectful manner at all times.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions during periods of high volume and under pressure from the public.
  • Ability to maintain prompt and regular attendance.
  • Ability to positively adhere to and enforce Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation policy and procedures; implement emergency plans.
  • Ability to work within moderate to loud environments associated with childcare.
  • Ability to work in the outdoor environment, with exposure to weather, cold, heat, wind.
  • Ability to provide first aid, CPR/AED, and CPI, in a calm, professional manner.
  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and that might involve the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials weighing 10 pounds.

Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be First Aid and CPR/AED certified or be able to acquire certification within 30 days of orientation, and maintain certification.
  • Must be CPI certified within 90 days of orientation, and maintain certification.
  • Must obtain Stewards of Children certification within 6 months of orientation and maintain certification.
  • Must pass a background check that encompasses national, state, and local searches, throughout employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

The Carmel Clay Board of Parks & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Board will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation, Carmel , Counselor - Part Time, Other , Carmel, Indiana

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