The After School Counselor position is a part-time position from late August (August 20th) through early June. After School Counselors work from about 2-6pm each day and need to live close enough to commute every day.
After School Counselors work with campers of all ages and on all levels of the autism spectrum who are attending our program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in staff training prior to the start of the program to learn about autism and your role as an after school counselor.
Collaborate with other staff to provide group supervision for our campers in all settings and activities.
PARTICIPATE in all activities with the campers. Encourage and facilitate your campers participation in all activities by implementing appropriate strategies, such as visual structure and reinforcement systems.
Implement appropriate behavior management strategies learned through your training and according to campers behavior support plan.
Assist campers as needed in all aspects of self-care, including dressing and undressing, eating, grooming and hygiene, toileting, and any other areas of daily living. If your camper is self-sufficient in these areas, close supervision and monitoring are still required.
Perform camper rest time responsibilities as assigned.
Write daily reports of each campers activities to be sent home with parents at the end of each day.
Qualifications and Requirements
Must be 18 years of age at the start of employment.
Demonstrate a desire and ability to learn and be taught about autism and approaches for managing the challenges associated with it.
Be physically able and willing to maintain constant supervision of campers and to fulfill all responsibilities fully.
Be patient, energetic, fun-loving, and hard-working and a sense of humor doesn't hurt!
Be willing and able to put the needs of others before your own.
Be flexible and able to work well with others, maintain open and effective communication.
Be accepting and respectful of those who think, behave, and interact differently than what is considered normal.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred (but not required); or three to six months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to lift up to 10 pounds, stand, walk, sit, use hands or fingers, reach with hands or arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Ability to work on your feet for long periods of time, keeping up with your campers at all times.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to campers, families and colleagues.
Outdoor/Indoor Recreational Setting