Classroom Counselor- K-3 program

US-CA-Oakland
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1435
# of Openings
1
Category
Direct Care

Overview

The Building Blocks/Maya Angelou Academy program provides caring, therapeutic interventions for preschoolers; and K-3 students; who have struggled with behavioral and emotional difficulties and may have been removed from other schools. Building Blocks/Maya Angelou Academy fosters the growth of each child’s potential for learning, creativity and social-emotional development in a safe and nurturing environment. The program’s therapeutic milieu incorporates a careful balance of structure and free play that supports each child in building a bridge to great emotional stability and in preparing to attend mainstream elementary schools.

The Classroom Counselor in the Building Blocks Therapeutic Preschool/Maya Angelou Academy K-3 is a member of a team that provides supervision in each preschool or K-3 classroom. The Classroom Counselor engages the children in creative, stimulating activities that help to develop each child developmentally, socially and academically.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that each child's mental health and educational goals are addressed within the daily preschool curriculum
  • Implement behavioral interventions as needed
  • Provide a safe, engaging, and nurturing environment
  • Transport clients to and from school, and on field trips
  • Participate in all meetings and special events
  • Interact as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid California driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Insurable by Seneca's automobile policy
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
  • Experience working with preschool aged children and/or children with severe behavioral needs
  • Ability to obtain fingerprint clearances through the State Dept. of Justice and the FBI and additional regulatory requirements as needed

Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, school hours

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
  • We provide a 403(b) retirement plan
  • 4 weeks flexible paid time off
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