B.A.S.E. Youth Counselor
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
This job operates primarily in a professional school/academic environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
While the role follows a work schedule of 6:15AM to 8:45AM and 3:15PM to 6PM, Monday through Friday, this job may require work beyond these hours. Occasional in-town travel may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Maintains the mission, expectations, and stated guidelines for B.A.S.E. program.
- Ensures compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures related to recreation programs; recommends or initiates actions to correct deviations or violations.
- Assumes responsibility for the health and welfare of children including supervising assigned aspects of the program; enforces applicable rules and regulations with program participants.
- Ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and safety equipment and escalates concerns to supervisor as appropriate.
- Assists Site Manager in a variety of activities including planning and preparing site-specific needs, reviewing inventory levels, and ordering new or replacement materials.
- Plans and facilitates awareness and enrichment activities according to program outline.
- Assists K-5 students with homework and academic activities.
- Tracks and organizes site-specific student records, schedules, and payments.
- Handles discipline cases involving program participants and escalates situations to supervisor as appropriate.
- Assists in distribution of promotional materials including seasonal brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, and news releases.
- Distributes program information, special events, program fees, and related policies and procedures to public.
- Answers and responds to telephone calls and other communications and escalates situations to supervisor as appropriate.
- Submits reports as requested.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has program participant supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to the requirements of the Town of Brownsburg. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or G.E.D; and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience working with and supervising children is desired.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to assist K-5 students with daily homework.
- Highly organized and detail oriented.
- Resourceful and creative.
- Analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
- Must exhibit professionalism and be effective working with customers, vendors, and employees.
- Skillfully convey information on a wide range of topics to a diverse target audience.
- Influencing and consultative skills are critical.
- Proficient with commonly used office software, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite as well as telephone and internet communications.
- Ability to handle confidential information.
- Effective prioritization and time management skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline driven environment.
- Strong initiative to strive for continuous accuracy, quality, and timeliness of information.
- Ability to build and maintain effective relationships through strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on relationship-building and consistent demonstration of solid professional judgement.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
- A genuine commitment to quality on behalf of the Town while building a work culture committed to excellence is mandatory.
- Must have and maintain a verifiable Indiana Driver’s License and a demonstrated safe driving record.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently will stand; walk; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without an assistive device (greater weights may be required with the use of an assistive device). The employee occasionally will climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
$10 - $14/hour DOE