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Summer Program Counselor

Dates

  • June 20, 2022- June 24, 2022 – Orientation week and classroom set-up, Monday-Friday, 10:00-3:00
  • June 27, 2022- August 5, 2022- Six-week program, Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00
  • Non-Programming Days- July 4, 2022

Compensation

  • $12/hr
  • Designation- 1099 Contract Position

Organizational Background

Kids On Point (KOP) is an intensive, year-round youth development program that combines squash instruction, academic tutoring, mentoring, travel, college prep and support, and more. We work year-round with students to level-the-playing field, beginning in elementary or middle school and extending all the way through college graduation. Students attend practices and tutoring sessions three or four days a week during the school year, and during summer. Our 6- week summer academy seeks to continuing exposing students to high quality learning experiences, opportunities to be maintain good health and physical fitness, and to explore their community. The student/adult ratio at KOP is approximately 10:2.

Position Overview

KOP is seeking dedicated and effective Summer Program Counselor with a dynamic talent for creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children and teens. We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player to relaunch this vibrant program, fulfill the KOP mission, and create a fun, inclusive, inspiring, and educational culture. The Summer Program Counselor will work with a Lead Teacher, and will be supported by KOP administrative staff and the Executive Director.

Role Description

Kids On Point seeks a Summer Program Counselor who combines mentoring and strong leadership skills to oversee student activities for Kids On Point’s 6-week long summer program. The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, creative, hard-working, self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills. Most importantly, candidates must have a passion for working with youth in the city and a belief that all children can learn and grow if given the proper guidance and support. The Summer Program Counselors will report to the Executive Director.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

We are looking for an enthusiastic, attentive Summer Program Counselor to lead, support, and motivate campers as they enjoy all that the summer program has to offer. The Summer Program Counselor will help plan events and lead group events, monitor campers and respond to incidents, such as behavioral problems, accidents, log events and maintain records relating to activities, and discuss camper participation and concerns with The Camp Director.

Summer Program Counselor Responsibilities

  • Working with other program staff members to plan and coordinate summer events
  • Plan and lead fun, community-building games and enriching experiential learning opportunities, and accompany students to swimming lessons and field trips
  • Support the Lead Teachers in implementing curriculum and assessments
  • Leading and supporting campers as they participate in age-appropriate activities
  • Monitoring campers to ensure compliance with camp rules and prevent accidents
  • Cleaning, maintaining, and ensuring proper use of The College of Charleston facilities and program equipment
  • Reporting and recording details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations, to the Camp Director
  • Memorizing all emergency procedures and enforcing program rules.
  • Participating in staff meetings
  • Overseeing daily transportation
  • Overseeing daily meal and snack preparation and clean-up

Program Counselor Requirements

  • High School diploma, equivalent, or active enrollment in school
  • Experience working with children
  • First aid and CPR certified (training will be provided)
  • Physical ability to participate in activities
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • High level of responsibility and accountability
  • Must be energetic, upbeat, and enthusiastic
  • Strong desire to work with children

To Apply

Please upload a resume outlining your skills and experience (Word format, please) to Stachia Bennett, Operations Director, stachia@kidsonpoint.org with the subject line “KOP Summer Program Counselor”.

Kids On Point is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Summer Lead Teachers

Lead Teachers for Hire- Grades K-8th

Dates

  • June 20, 2022- June 24, 2022 – Orientation week and classroom set-up, Monday-Friday, 10:00-3:00
  • June 27, 2022- August 5, 2022- Six-week program, Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00
  • Non-Programming Days- July 4, 2022

Compensation

  • $40/hr
  • Designation- 1099 Contract Position

Organizational Background

Kids On Point is an intensive, year-round youth development program that combines squash instruction, academic tutoring, mentoring, travel, college prep and support, and more. We work year-round with students to level-the-playing field, beginning in elementary or middle school and extending all the way through college graduation. Students attend practices and tutoring sessions three or four days a week during the school year, and during summer. Our 6-week summer academy seeks to continuing exposing students to high quality learning experiences, opportunities to be maintain good health and physical fitness, and to explore their community.

Position Background

KOP is seeking dedicated and effective Lead K-8th Teachers with a dynamic talent for creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children and teens. We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player to launch this vibrant program, fulfill the KOP mission, and create a fun, inclusive, inspiring and educational culture. The Lead Teacher will work with a teaching assistant and will be supported by KOP administrative staff and the Executive Director. It is our hope that KOP summer teachers will return to the program for more than one summer as we continue to work together, support our students, and build the program and the community.

Essential Job Functions

The Lead Teacher will:

  • Design and teach high quality, culturally competent, project-based curriculum and engage students in learning math, science and language arts throughout our six week summer enrichment program.
  • Plan and lead fun, community-building games and enriching experiential learning opportunities, and accompany students to swimming lessons and field trips.
  • Participate in daily meals with the students, attend family events and staff meetings, and other duties that may be required.
  • Attend a 4-day orientation session prior to the start of the program.
  • Mentor the assistant teacher(s).
  • Support community partners (i.e. athletic coaches, artists, etc.) during field-trips and planned enrichment experiences.
  • Develop and nurture a safe, respectful, challenging and fun learning environment.
  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness by completing surveys, taking attendance, and helping to collect student feedback.
  • Help maintain ongoing communication with parents and caregivers.
  • Meet with ED as needed to accomplish goals and/or problem-solve as issues occur.

Qualifications

This position requires a balance of knowledge of best practices and practical experience with proficiency in the skills of instruction. The ideal candidate for the Lead Teacher position must be flexible, well organized, capable of taking initiative, and full of enthusiasm for both teaching and learning. More detailed qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience working as an educator, with a gift for both building on students’ love of learning and bolstering their basic academic skills.
  • Proven ability to relate well to diverse children and families, plan and deliver engaging, and challenging lessons.
  • Knowledge and skill in classroom management, social emotional learning and specific strategies for developing children’s noncognitive skills such as focus, determination, empathy and self discipline.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the issues and challenges facing in Charleston.
  • A strong passion for working with youth and a strong desire to help make a difference.
  • Ability to maintain good communication between all parties, to have clear expectations and directions, and to provide feedback to the ED, to staff, and to KOP as the curriculum and the program unfolds.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Leadership experience and ability to work as a member.
  • Teaching credential or equivalent experience.

The position is full-time during the six weeks of the program.

To Apply

Please upload a resume outlining your skills and experience (Word format, please) to Stachia Bennett, Operations Director of KOP at stachia@kidsonpoint.org with the subject line “KOP Summer Lead Teacher”.

Kids On Point is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Apply Today

Please send a resume outlining your skills and experience (Word format, please) to Stachia Bennett, Operations Director, stachia@kidsonpoint.org with subject line of the job title.