QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE):
- Must be 18 years of age or high school graduate
- Requires the ability to work well and communicate with supervisory staff, children, and parents.
- Requires skills in directing and conducting recreational activities to engage youth in programs.
- Must pass a background screening for child care workers.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the Site Director, Counselors will implement recreational activities with groups of up to 16 students. They will work as a member of a team to implement and support age-appropriate After-School Learning and enrichment activities. Counselors will serve as positive role models by displaying positive behaviors encouraging students to respect themselves as well as others.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Implements plans as instructed by the Site Director and teachers.
- Shows initiative, resourcefulness and sound judgment in developing activities for children whenever there is free time and there is a need for unscheduled activities.
- Shows respect for children and requires respect from children.
- Shows respect for supervisors and peers.
- Takes an active role in making sure that program objectives are met.
- Puts safety and security of children first, never leaving children unattended or in harm’s way and respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
- Supervises games and sports activities, without participating in horseplay with children or peers.
- Accompanies children on buses when en route to and from field trips to ensure children’s safety and maintain appropriate behavior.
- Sets a positive example for children to follow.
- Serves as a role model for children by leading and supervising children’s activities, setting a positive example, and showing respect to others.
- Observes children’s behavior and applies appropriate behavior-management techniques. Alerts Site Director or Teachers of excessive behavior problems.
- Does not become physical with children or attempt to impose discipline.
- Informs and alerts the Site Director or teacher to any incident that is out of the ordinary that may require attention or intervention.
- Makes recommendations to Site Director on behalf of children deserving of positive reinforcement, recognition, and/or discipline.
- Participates in meeting with Site Directors to discuss issues specific to the site, demonstrating teamwork and cooperation.
- Demonstrates professionalism when interacting with children, parents, Site Director, teachers, volunteers, visitors, etc. ensuring that each person is treated with dignity and respect.
- Adheres to all Swope Corridor Renaissance policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and regulations.
HOW TO APPLY:
Download the application and return the completed form via email to Robin Winfrey at HR@scr-upperroom.org or in person at 300 E. 39th Street, Suite 2M, KCMO 64111
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