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After School Program Counselor

Category: Elementary Education
School: Merryhill School
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date Opened: Sep 3, 2021
Job ID: 8967

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Description

Merryhill School is hiring for an After School Counselor for our campus in Elk Grove, CA

The After 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.

  • Hours: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Duration: Year-Round (12 months), Monday - Friday
  • Location: 9036 Calvine Road, Sacramento, CA 95829

JOB DUTIES:

  • 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 at all times 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 at all times.
  • Aide students 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. 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) which 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.
  • 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.

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 
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • A genuine passion for and desire to work with children.
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