The Children’s Aid Society- Frederick Douglass Center is a multi-service center serving the diverse and changing needs of area children and families through community based programming. Our innovative, supportive, and cutting edge services include: Early Childhood, After-School, Middle School & Teen programs, Weekend Programming, Family Workshops, and other important services. Under the supervision of the School Aged Coordinator, the Group Counselor will work with a group of 15-25 children, ages 5-11 years old, planning and implementing activities within the AfterSchool curriculum in a manner that educates, motivates, and engages children and strengthens their academic and social skills.
HOURS: Monday through Friday either 3:00pm-6:30pm plus Holiday Program Hours
(Specific hours to be determined based on program needs)
• All Counselors are expected to develop a plan for Classroom Management. This should include:
• All Counselors are expected to provide homework assistance to the group members and ensure that the completed homework is checked previous to transition to next activity.
• All Counselors are expected to concentrate on developing and implementing activities based on the AfterSchool Monthly Theme. There needs to be a final product for each theme.
• All Counselors are expected to collaborate with the Specialists to ensure that the curricula are implemented well to its fullest. It is our expectation that the Group Leaders and Counselors will provide behavior management and support to the Specialist. If a Specialist is absent, it is our expectation that the curriculum will be implemented by the Group Leaders and Counselors.
• All Counselors will collaborate with the School Age Director to develop and implement a Friday Pick.
• All Counselors will attend Monthly Staff Meetings, Individual Supervision with School Age Director, and/or Team Meetings.
• Take daily attendance and report absences to the School Age Director as needed.
• Report any illness or injuries to the School Age Director.
• Escort children to and from activities throughout the building. Complete and submit activities based on curriculum, attendance sheets, reports, and all other required documentation.
• Work collaboratively with other Center and Agency programs and partners.
• Be a positive role model for children and serve as positive role model for youth.
• All other duties are required, assigned, and necessary.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION
• Working toward a High School Diploma or GED
• At least one year of experience working with children
• Knowledge of youth development principles and youth programs
• Ability to interface with diverse youth and staff populations and able to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Good command of English Language, Bilingual a plus
• Good physical health and able to lead and participate in physical activity
• Ability to travel on public transportation
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Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted
Children's Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer