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CARE Counselor

Job Details

Community Recreation Center - Wilmette, IL
Part Time Year Round
$16.00 Hourly


Job Summary: The CARE Counselor is responsible for implementing and supervising a wide variety of activities for school-age children in an after-school setting. The CARE Counselor plays a key role in ensuring that program participants have a safe, supportive, fun, interactive experience while engaging with children during free play.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Create a safe, supportive, interactive and engaging environment for youth
  • Positively interact with youth, parents/guardians and other team members to create a respectful, warm, supportive environment
  • Maintains accurate attendance, instructional and other records as necessary
  • Communicate with parents during pick up
  • Escort children to classes depending on the program
  • Communicate consistently with supervisors and other team leaders
  • Ensure compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety
  • Keep assigned areas clean and sanitize as needed
  • Actively support the agency's risk management protocol that will effectively control and reduce accidents
  • Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the Safety Committee, attend and participate in required safety trainings
  • Promptly report all unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the immediate supervisor
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, based on agency needs

Required Skills/Abilities (Technology, Mathematical, Language):

  • Ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth
  • Ability to lead daily activities including but not limited to snack, homework help, arts & crafts, various games
  • Ability to deliver information in a clear and effective manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to take initiative and use good judgement in responding to situations that arise
  • Ability to take direction and adapt to the work environment
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Experience working with children is preferred

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Exposure to cleaning and disinfecting supplies
  • Must be able to lift and/or move 25 pounds
  • Frequently required to stand and walk
  • Occasionally required to sit, climb or balance
  • The noise in the work environment is generally moderate to loud

Required Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:

  • None