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Before and After School Counselor
at Enchanted Care
The Before & 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 collective/individual interest of the staff and student body.
Before & After Care Counselor Duties
Maintains safe conditions while traveling by enforcing safety and discipline rules; reporting unruly children to school administration; completing incident reports.
- Maintains a class and activities for school age students
- Follows all NLCI and ODJFS rules and guide lines
- Conducts lesson plans
- Uses technology in the classroom as maintained by the principal
- Provides a safe vehicle (Mid-Bus) by observing visual defects; checking operating systems including brakes, horn, windshield wipers, lights, extended stop arms, emergency flasher, and door-opening devices using a monthly bus safety checklist.
- Cell phone use, while driving, is prohibited at all times. Cell phones may be used to call school/ Principal in emergency situations only.
- Maintains communications with school/Principal by verifying battery strength of cellular telephone; checking-in with school/Principal.
- Transports children to school by picking-up children at assigned stops; instructing children when it is safe to board the vehicle; observing children hurrying to the pick-up site so no one is left behind.
- Maintains safe conditions while traveling by enforcing safety and discipline rules; reporting unruly children to school administration; completing incident reports.
- Teaches children safety procedures by reminding them to cross the road in front of the vehicle; conducting practice evacuation routes.
- Uses and maintains a daily student attendance bus log, including the Face to Name procedure.
- Conducts end-of-day safety and security check by inspecting and locking the vehicle.
- Implements emergency plan in the event of an accident by notifying police and/or ambulance service; administering first-aid until help arrives; initiating evacuation plan; comforting children; filing accident report.
- Emergency first aid kit and other required materials, by state, should be available on all buses.
- Provides transportation to and from special events and outings by driving students, NLCI staff, and parents.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading transportation safety journals.
- If CDL required for vehicle driver, driver is subject to NLCI and state/federal policies, procedures and requirements (including drug testing).
- Attends local or regional training and development sessions as required.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
- Driving record acceptable to NLCI.
- High School diplomas or equivalent (GED) required.
- Drivers of school buses must be willing to drive a small bus (no extra licensing required)
- Minimum of one (1) year experience.
- Must be 23 years of age or older.
- The ability to work independently is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy, confidentiality and trust.
- Communicates frequently and respectfully with children directly, in child-friendly tones and on their level.
- The ability to read and translate maps into written directions, and vice versa.
- Exhibits strong interpersonal and communication skills. Creates a responsive and productive working relationship with children, parents, teachers, and other staff by communicating clearly and concisely.
The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V encouraged to apply.*