Quest Counselor

The Quest Counselor position works with students in Grades JK-6 who participate in the after-school program. Work hours will generally be 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays during the school year.  Throughout the year, there are several days, including school holidays and parent teacher conferences, when the after-school program is open all day.  On these days, Quest Counselors should expect to work 5-6 hours per day between 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. This is a non-exempt, part-time, non-benefited, 10-month position.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead small study groups and assist 1st-6thGrade students thoroughly complete daily homework assignments
  • Provide a daily arts and crafts experience after study halls.  These themes are varied by the day and materials
  • Thoughtfully plan, prepare for and facilitate a variety of activities including, but not limited to sports, indoor play (i.e. board games, air hockey, foosball etc.), outdoor physical play (i.e. football, kickball, basketball etc.), arts and crafts and cooking
  • Create art lessons for days when Quest is open for extended hours
  • Create and maintain art around the spaces as well as the art wall
  • Actively supervise children during a wide variety of enrichment activities that may take place on or off campus
  • Help maintain a safe, clean and cozy learning and play environment for students
  • Regularly attend monthly staff meetings and other planning meetings as needed
  • Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the Faculty/Staff Handbook
  • Maintain productive relationships with School faculty and staff
Functional Competencies
  1. Leadership/Integrity – effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments
  2. Team Player/Commitment to Cause– understands the big picture and manages areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and values
  3. Interpersonal Skills– relates to Collegiate community including faculty, staff, students and parents in a cooperative manner that helps others to achieve their best
  4. Productivity/Organizing/Planning– meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time and effectively handles multiple assignments simultaneously
  5. Willingness to Acknowledge Areas for Growth– understands the need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback
Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements
  • Consistently demonstrate kindness, patience and respect toward after-school participants, parents, administrators and colleagues
  • Have a good driving record and a willingness to learn how to drive a minibus to transport students to and from activities and events
  • Successful candidates are able to lead an art club
  • Demonstrate high levels of flexibility, and be a team-player, ready and willing to step in and help in any way needed
  • Exhibit professionalism, timeliness, strong work ethic, and a positive attitude
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Hold a degree in a child-related field, preferably early childhood, elementary or secondary education, and/or have extensive experience working with children in a group setting
Physical Requirements
  1.  Standing for several hours at a time
  2.  Walking for 1-2 miles over the span of a regular work day
  3.  Stooping, squatting and sitting on the floor during parts of the day