Extended Day Program Activity Counselor


School Overview

Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving over 935 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of inspiring students who make a difference, Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence in a warm, inclusive environment where students form meaningful relationships that cultivate confidence and self-discovery. Transformational academic and co-curricular programs, including experiential learning opportunities, self-expression through the arts, and a competitive athletic program, ensure students are challenged both inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, and joy throughout the learning process and graduate young adults who know how to think critically and live with purpose.

Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.


Position Summary

Rowland Hall seeks an Extended Day program activity counselor. This position involves the direct supervision of children, maintaining a caring and consistent and enjoyable environment, and communicating with all Extended Day staff. This is a part-time position. Afternoon positions are available: Monday through Friday, 3–6 pm.


Responsibilities

Child Management Skills:

  • Ensures a safe environment for all children-i.e. closely monitors what is going on, and steps in when needed for reminders
  • Involves self positively with children through games, art, and general conversation while still maintaining an awareness of others in the room
  • Flexible and adaptable to different ages of children
  • Responds to the range of children’s feelings with acceptance and understanding and relates to children as individuals (i.e., addresses child by name, shows interests in child’s experiences)
  • Aware of who arrives, when they leave, and with whom they leave
  • Aware of student/staff ratios and relocates when necessary
  • Closely supervises children during activities that are potentially dangerous-i.e. in the kitchen, on the monkey bars, etc.
  • Encourages children to make choices and to become more responsible
  • Gives positive attention to children when they cooperate, share, care for materials, or work on activities
  • Sets appropriate limits, is firm when necessary, and does not use harsh discipline methods
  • Encourages children to resolve their own conflicts, and steps in only if needed to discuss issues or work out a solution
  • Assists appropriately for smoothest possible transitions-i.e. at check-in, during announcements, and coming in at the end of the day

Communication Skills:

  • Warm and friendly recognition as parents arrive and depart
  • Recognizes when parents are having difficulties, i.e., with the computer, finding their children, etc. and assists with patience, kindness, and understanding
  • Communicate to other staff important information and changes in activities, scheduling, problems, etc. Works well as a member of the team
  • Informs Director of any difficulties, questions, or messages from parents, students, teachers, or other administrators
  • Communicates with Director regarding any unusual events, schedules, or needs in a timely manner
  • Addresses difficult situations with calm, appropriate attention

Professionalism:

  • Familiarizes self with school policy, students, and other staff
  • Familiar with and follows our number one rule of respect for others and our environment
  • Arrives on time consistently
  • Communicates time off in a timely, appropriate manner
  • Appropriate attire
  • Consistently attends weekly staff meetings

Duties:

  • Prepares snack as needed
  • Plans, executes, and cleans up after art/sports and games
  • Cleans up thoroughly after snack times, art times, and at the end of the program
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining campus grounds in regard to Extended Day program materials or sharing building space
     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or in the process of pursuing
  • Flexible, caring, enthusiastic individual
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Prior work or teaching experience with children ages four through adolescence
  • Ability to supervise large groups of children on a daily basis
  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills with children and peers
  • Ability to deal with emergencies
  • Some basic computer skills required

Additional Information

This position reports to the Director of Extended Day and Winter Sports.


How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Director of Extended Day and Winter Sports Robert Prestgard-Duke at robertprestgardduke@rowlandhall.org.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

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