After School Program Counselor

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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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