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.
Candidate should be open for potential hours of:
6:30am-8:30 and/or 3:00-6:00pm daily, Monday-Friday
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.
Our school is part of Nobel Learning Communities, a network of more than 200 private schools in 18 states and the District of Columbia, with a commitment to outstanding preschools and K-12 schools. Nobel Learning Communities also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Our schools around the country are all supported by the Nobel Learning Communities Education Department, a team of highly skilled experts in curriculum design, instruction and assessment. While we provide excellent centralized curriculum support and training, we are first and foremost a group of local schools devoted to the needs of our families.
Nobel Learning Communities
Our mission is to provide the highest caliber of support for our national network of private preschool through 12th grade schools to enable them to focus on the needs of individual students, families and local communities. By leveraging the strength of our national network, we strive to deliver excellent value for private school tuition. We provide research-based and standards-based curricula, professional development, and tools and technology that enable our teachers to help each student achieve their full potential. We foster collaboration and communication among our parents, teachers, school administration and central support staff in order to constantly improve student outcomes.
Nobel Learning Communities preschools provide the developmentally appropriate balance of learning and play to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. Our skilled, dedicated teachers and staff create a safe, nurturing environment. Our curriculum creates a strong educational foundation and helps build social skills, community awareness and self-confidence. We link parents to their child’s classroom experiences through ongoing communications and suggestions for ways to continue the learning at home.
Our private elementary, middle and high schools are dedicated to providing challenging academics, personalized attention for each student, and strong partnerships among parents, teachers, students and staff. We combine a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with personalized assessments and learning plans to help each student reach their maximum potential. We provide a technology-rich environment to develop 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration and communication. Highly qualified and dedicated teachers and staff engage every child, and create a learning community that values character, respect and service to others.