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Aftercare School Counselor

Category: Elementary Education
School: Park Maitland School
Location: Maitland, FL
Date Opened: Jul 12, 2021
Job ID: 7800

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Description

Our Aftercare School Counselor implements creative and engaging programs for students in a safe, nurturing environment. This position participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the school, and the collective/individual interest of the staff and student body.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Group Leader showing enthusiasm in actions and spirit while implementing lesson plans provided by the School.
  • Lead and participate in a variety of activities that actively engage students, such as games, songs, sports, skits, and special events and are aligned to the mission of the school.
  • Supervise students always including transitions between activities so students are accounted for, are safe at all times, and know what is expected of them.
  • Serve as a good example and role model to the students, and maintain an appropriate level of professionalism always.
  • Aide student’s in developing self-confidence and a positive self-image by providing an environment of acceptance and support for each student.
  • Give directions both verbally and visually, when appropriate by using correct grammar and a variation in voice and gestures.
  • Provide time and attention equitably among all students while circulating freely and spontaneously around the classroom.
  • Actively greet parents each day upon drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Be knowledgeable of and comply with the school child disciplinary process.

Safety/Attendance:

  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of each child in his/her group.
  • Keep the group of children together and take frequent face to name checks.
  • Maintain a physical environment (indoors and outdoors) that is safe, healthy, neat, attractive, clean, and appropriate for students and is conducive to having fun.
  • Always know where each child in the group is at all times. One counselor should always be present to supervise the group; no child/children should be left unsupervised.
  • Ensure that all daily attendance records are accurate and up to date.

Staff Policies and Procedures:

  • Complete all records and forms timely, accurately, and neatly, including daily sheets.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding staff, children, and families as well as SEG management and operations.
  • The ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations and apply appropriate policies and procedures.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or GED required; one or more years of college preferred
  • Prior experience working with children between the ages of Pre-K through 8th Grade.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Advanced Lifesaving, where applicable.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • A genuine passion for and desire to work with children.
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