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  • Date Posted: October 2, 2023
  • Location: Carmel, Indiana
  • Company: Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

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Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

POSITION TITLE: Head Counselor (Year-Round)
DIVISION: Extended School Enrichment/Summer Camp Series
REPORTS TO: Site Supervisor
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt; Part-Time – $16.00 – $17.50, *$1,000 New-Hire Bonus*

Purpose of Position:
The purpose of this position is to work in a leadership capacity at a site-specific level. This position will engage with children grades K-6, to work 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 and summer).

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.

  • Lead site-specific Extended School Enrichment part-time staff.
  • Plan, create, organize, and facilitate a variety of daily enrichment and academic activities, including but not limited to arts, sports, science, homework, and literacy that corresponds to state standards using established templates and guidelines.
  • With team, supervise up to 125+ children, from grades K – 6, throughout all aspects of the daily program.
  • Follow program structure, including individual success plans, to decrease disruptive student behaviors and increase positivity and safety.
  • Consistently model and guide students in character development through actions, activities, and dialogue.
  • Implement and model respect for all spaces and materials used, ensuring they are well maintained and left as found, including buses and field trips.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians or visitors; provide information and assistance and initiate the problem resolution.
  • Assist with discipline cases involving program participants; reports case to supervisor as appropriate.
  • Disseminate information about programs, special events, program fees and department policies and procedures to the public in a polite and effective manner.
  • Responsible for input of student data and payments for Extended School Enrichment on a daily basis.
  • Monitor inventory levels of ESE site-specific supplies; initiate orders for new or replacement materials.
  • Keep files up to date and organized.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for leading and supervising site-specific before school program as needed.
  • Provide CPR/first aid, as needed.
  • Perform CPI, as needed.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Perform other related work as required.

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

  • Ability to utilize ActiveNet, EZChildTrack, or current software, for essential ESE 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.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques utilized in planning, organizing, and implementing programs, events, and activities.
  • 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 child care.
  • 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.
  • Ability to review and evaluate data.
  • Good knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies required for programs.
  • Knowledge of leadership methods and techniques; ability to organize and lead part-time staff and contractual employees.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently without routine supervision.
  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and interpretation regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.

Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • 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 Complete Prior to Starting with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

  • Must pass a background check that encompasses national, state and local searches.

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.

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