STUDENT LIFE COUNSELORS

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 30, 2018
Closes
Jan 04, 2019
Hours
Full Time

We are currently seeking Student Life Counselors (SLC) for 2018– 2019 school year to serve as the principal direct caregiver for students within the assigned female residence hall and to act as the primary advocate for the students in their care. This includes assisting students in achieving academic and social goals. The SLC will create, establish and maintain a productive and interactive environment for an assigned house within the residence halls. This position is responsible for monitoring and supervising students during the main hours of the Student Life Program. The SLC will plan and implement programming for their house of students in and outside the residence halls, and nurture and support students’ social and emotional growth within the Student Life program.

SLCs are responsible for nurturing and educating the students who are entrusted to their care. They are responsible for maintaining a safe, secure environment in which students can learn and grow. Student Life Counselors will model, guide, and teach students social, self-help, and lifelong learning skills, and are responsible for supporting and assessing student achievement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Nurtures each student entrusted to their care consistent with the Student Life Program as the individual responsible for a house within a cohort:

• Communicating with the family regarding student’s progress, accomplishments, growth areas, and concerns about the student

• Attends to students’ personal safety by being aware of student location, being aware of and attentive to warning signs of emotional distress, and supporting overall campus supervision

• Making decisions based on the best interest of students

2. Teach social, self-help, lifelong learning, and basic life skills and facilitates student

leisure and recreational activities:

• Providing opportunities for students to practice/demonstrate learned skills including manners, conflict resolution, cooperation and teamwork and teaching developmentally appropriate decision-making and critical thinking strategies

• Planning and leading students on educational and/or recreational trips and/or activities and facilitating clubs and activities

3. Provides a structured learning environment during Student Life Programming:

a) Supporting and assisting with homework students during Study Zone

b) Teaching and modeling appropriate study skills (management of information, materials, and time)

c) Communicates with teachers on a weekly basis

4. Building and fostering positive relationships with students:

a) Displaying appropriate role modeling

b) Developing relevant programming to meet the needs of students

c) Listening actively to students’ thoughts, feelings, concerns, and problems and counseling when appropriate

d) Utilizing active listening, pro-active teaching, corrective teaching, and self-awareness

e) Managing student behavior in the house, residence hall, SEED community, and public

f) Effectively utilizing appropriate skills to prevent and/or de-escalate intense situations while maintaining the dignity and respect of the student

5. Submit all required documentation in a timely manner.

6. Manage and maintain the house/residence hall by:

a) Ensuring a safe, secure, and clean environment by conducting room inspection,

b) Ensuring the common area, kitchen, bathrooms, and corridors are orderly, safe, and clean

c) Ensuring all technology provided is maintained with respect and care

7. Oversee and/or provide structure and expectations for residence hall routines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 2-3 years direct experience with administrative, management, or leadership positions

• 2-3 years direct experience in adolescent development, residential/boarding education, teaching, or related fields

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working in a female residential and/or boarding program in a college-preparatory school

• 3-5 years direct experience with administrative, management, or leadership positions

• 3-5 years direct experience in adolescent development, residential/boarding education, teaching, or related fields

Starting salary: $31,000

 

Required hours: Sunday 6pm-12am, Mon-Thurs. 3pm-12am. 

 

If you are interested in joining The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C., we would like to hear from you. To be considered, you must forward a complete package consisting of the following:

 

1. Letter of Interest

 

2. Resume

 

3. Salary History

 

The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. is committed to the letter and spirit of equality. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other programs.

 

This position description may not describe all duties, responsibilities and skills associated with this position. It is intended to portray the major aspects of the job and is not meant to be all inclusive. Other duties or skills may be required.

ed to: hrseed@seedschooldc.org

The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. is committed to the letter and spirit of equality. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other programs.

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