Student Life Counselor
ID: 7116288 (Ref.No. BSU34735)
Posted: November 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Willingness and commitment to work with the Academy’s high school students regarding the following areas: be a positive role model and example to others; protection and safety of all residents of the building; addressing conflict resolution; addressing all behavior concerns and problems; counseling and referrals; encourage students to do community activities and events; facilitate recreational and/or intramural activities; communicate maintenance needs to the Administrative Coordinator and Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs; work with teachers and Academic Affairs in supporting students in academic endeavors; work with, assist, and help support other areas of the school like Student Health Care and Mental Health and Support services; know all students by name that reside on appropriate floor by first midterm.
- Assess and provide feedback to students regarding residence life coping skills.
- Provide supervision of students; be timely, effective, and consistent in confronting and re-directing behaviors that are contradictory to the mission and the goals of the Academy with confidence and consistency.
- Participate in the orientation program and student retention efforts.
- Participate in staff training and development sessions.
- Supervise one or two Academy Student Peer Assistants.
- Provide programming for the residence hall: responsible for 10 programs/activities per semester; plan, organize, and implement weekend activities a few times per semester; support Peer Assistants in planning and implementing programs for individual floors.
- Enforce all Academy regulations and policies.
- Communicate regularly and be an effective resource to students, parents, teachers, and other professional staff.
- Keep all documentation up to date and professional.
- Complete various desk duties, rounds, check-ins and curfew checks as part of daily residential operations.
- Work cooperatively with floor co-professionals and team leaders.
- Perform duties as assigned and scheduled by the Director of Residential and Student Affairs and/or the Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs, including Staff Meetings/Staff Development once a week; individual meetings with Associate Director of Student Life once per semester; meetings with team leader to plan team programming; be responsible for an extra duty assisting the Department of Residential and Student Affairs.
- Transport students in cases of emergency, athletic practices, and general transportation needs as required.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
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