Nobel Learning Communities Inc Westerville , OH 43082
The Before & 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 collective/individual interest of the staff and student body.
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 they know what is expected of them.
Serve as a good example and role model to the students, and maintain and 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 NLCI 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.
Genuine passion for and desire to work with children.
Frequently speaking and listening (>75%) to staff, children and parents. Must be proficient in speaking, writing and reading English to include reading and comprehending policies, and procedures, writing incident reports, academic progress reports, and curriculum in English.
Frequently walking and standing (>75%) and occasional running (25-50%).
Frequently working with arms above shoulder level and reaching (>50%).
Frequently bending, squatting, stooping, reaching, kneeling, rising from the floor, twisting to interact with children (>50%) [K-5th grade]; occasionally bending, squatting, stooping, reaching, kneeling, rising from the floor, twisting to interact with children (25-50%) [6th 8th grade].
Occasionally using repetitive or fine hand movements (25-50%).
Occasionally using computer keyboard and mouse (25-50%).
Limited carrying and lifting 25-50 pounds (10-25%).
Limited work on ladders, platforms or climbing stairs (10-25%).
Limited operation of vehicles (10-25%).
Limited overtime, as required by position.
Environmental exposures: heat, cold, dusts, noise, chemicals, moistness, dryness, bloodborne pathogens, germs; occasional use of gloves and safety glasses.
Employee is regularly required to speak, hear and use clear vision with or without correction.
Must be able to travel by air, rail or motor vehicle to required training and development.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Before & After School Counselors may be required to work more than 40 hours a week, often including school activities at night and on weekends. Based upon the needs of the school, position may begin just prior to the academic year and end shortly after the ending of the academic year or be year round. Position may include some local travel.
The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V encouraged to apply. Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation.*