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Korean Language Camp Counselor (Summer 2021, residential or online)

Company: Concordia College
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title Korean Language Camp Counselor (Summer 2021, residential or online) Position Type CLV Seasonal - Summer Employment Status Seasonal Number of Months 2 General Employment Period

5 weeks, June-August 2021

General Work Schedule (days of week)

up to seven days per week

General shift hours

residential: 14 - 16 hours, plus overnight residential supervision responsibilities

online: up to 6 hours, plus preparation

Minimum Salary Counselor - starting at $255/week; Day Camp Program Leader - $255/week; Senior Counselor - $300/week; Mentor Counselor - $335/week; Village First Aider - $335/week; Junior Counselor 1 - $130/week; Junior Counselor II - $170/week Job Summary/Basic Function

Deep in the North Woods of Minnesota, USA, Concordia Language Villages creates a place that is both culturally authentic and uniquely our own. In the Language Villages, everything from the music played to the dishes used in the dining hall reflect the culture each was designed to represent. We are a community of educators from all corners of the globe, passionate about learning every minute of the day. Our mission is to inspire courageous global citizens through language and cultural immersion.

COUNSELOR:

  • Create a physically and psychologically safe environment for villagers and other staff.
  • Participate in all aspects of Village life, including meals, song times, evening programs, cultural presentations and staff meetings. Lead or assist as directed.
  • Teach small language classes and/or activity classes.
  • Live in a cabin with children ("villagers"), as part of a counseling team, to provide supervision. Lead games, Cabin Council and other activities to create a cabin community. (residential program only)
  • Serve as a positive role model for desired behaviors among villagers, including use of Village language.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the dean and leadership staff.

Compensation

starting at $255 per one-week period*

DAY CAMP PROGRAM LEADER (residential program only)

  • Primarily responsible for planning and running the Day Camp programs
  • Create and implement the curriculum for the language program
  • Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members
  • Assume counseling duties for individual house/cabin and other appropriate groups; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Participate in language instruction in both large-and small-group formats; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Lead and assist with activities as assigned; participate in all Village programs
  • Create a safe environment in which participants feel accepted by staff and peers
  • Be attentive to supervising villagers at all times; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Motivate villagers to participate actively in the target language and culture (in the community setting)
  • Assist with the development of evening programs and cultural presentations; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Assist with supervising credit villagers during interim weekend as required
  • Complete villager progress reports to be sent to parents
  • Manage villager groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs

Compensation

starting at $255 per one-week period*

SENIOR COUNSELOR:

  • Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members as part of counseling team
  • Assume counseling duties for individual house/cabin and other appropriate groups; assume lead counselor duties as appropriate
  • Participate in language instruction in both large-and small-group formats; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Lead and assist with activities as assigned; participate in all Village programs
  • Create a physically and emotionally safe environment in which participants feel accepted by staff and peers
  • Be attentive to supervising villagers at all times; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Motivate villagers to participate actively in the target language and culture (in the community setting)
  • Assist with the development of evening programs and cultural presentations; assume leadership as appropriate
  • Assist with supervising credit villagers during interim weekend as required (residential program only)
  • Complete villager progress reports to be sent to parents
  • Manage villager groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs

Compensation

starting at $300 per one-week period*

MENTOR COUNSELOR:

  • Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members as part of counseling team
  • Assume lead counseling duties, serve as a role model and mentor others in counseling duties
  • Serve as a role model in all language and cultural teaching and mentor others in teaching language and culture
  • Develop, plan and lead language, activity and other instructional activities, as assigned
  • Create a physically and emotionally safe environment in which participants feel accepted by staff and peers
  • Serve as a role model in supervising villagers at all times
  • Serve as a resource in counseling and teaching, as designated
  • Motivate villagers to participate actively in the target language and culture (in the community setting)
  • Lead development of evening programs and cultural presentations
  • Assist with supervising credit villagers during interim weekend as required (residential program only)
  • Complete villager progress reports to be sent to parents and mentor others in the process
  • Manage villager groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs; serve as a role model and mentor others in considering safety at all times

Compensation

starting at $335 per one-week period*

VILLAGE FIRST AIDER (residential program only):

Note: This position is a hybrid counselor position. The Village First Aider lives with villagers, has at least advanced beginner proficiency in the language of the Village, and, like other staff, helps with activities and language groups. However, this counselor is also scheduled to help the Village nurse as described below.

Responsibilities:

  • Fulfills responsibilities of counselor AND

Under the supervision of the Village nurse, the Village First Aider

  • Assists with opening day screening
  • Responds to Village emergencies as a member of the Village's EMS team
  • Helps supervise people admitted to the Health Center when nurse is doing tasks outside the Health Center
  • Provides CPR and First Aid coverage during credit villagers' interim weekend
  • May accompany villagers to physician appointments
  • May assist with Village sanitation processes such as hand-washing and cabin checks
  • Village First Aider tasks comprise about 20 percent of this counselor's work assignment and, as a result, 20 percent of this counselor's salary is paid from the Health Services budget.

Compensation

starting at $335 per one-week period*

JUNIOR COUNSELOR I

  • Work under direction of leadership staff member or other designated person
  • Participate in designated areas of the program to develop counseling skills
  • Participate in designated areas of the program to develop teaching skills
  • Participate in special sessions and activities to support development of range of youth leadership skills, including counseling and teaching skills
  • Assist with counseling duties, language instruction, development of evening programs and cultural presentations, and activities, as assigned
  • Assist other staff members, as assigned

Compensation

starting at $130 per one-week period*

JUNIOR COUNSELOR II

  • Work under direction of leadership staff member or other designated person
  • Participate in designated areas of the program to further develop counseling skills
  • Participate in designated areas of the program to further develop teaching skills
  • Participate in special sessions and activities to support development of range of peer leadership skills
  • Assist with youth leadership internship I program
  • Assist with counseling duties, language instruction, development of evening programs and cultural presentations, and activities, taking additional responsibilities, as assigned
  • Assist other staff members, as assigned

Compensation

starting at $170 per one-week period*

  • Pay rate is per one-week period (not two week period).

General Responsibilities of All Positions:

  • All positions involve teaching language culture, with the exception of summer support positions (e.g., Culinary Arts, health care, transportation).
  • Work outdoors for a significant part of each day.
  • Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the "Personnel Policies," which are designated by Concordia Language Villages administration and individual Village deans.
  • Read and become familiar with the responsibilities for your specific area of assignment.
  • After receiving your Staff Handbook and other material from the Village dean, read all information carefully and thoroughly before arriving at the Village.
  • Be advised the entire staff of each Village is under the direction of and is responsible to the dean. While some positions are supervised by other staff, the dean retains ultimate authority and responsibility for the Village.
  • Report to orientation prior to your first session as designated by your employment offer.
  • Assist with setting up the Village, preparing for the next session, and maintaining the Village throughout the session.
  • Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as much as possible.
  • Live in community living arrangements, assigned according to gender. Nearly all positions include living, sleeping and sharing communal bathroom facilities in a unit with villagers (participants); positions that do not include living with villagers do include living with other staff members.
  • Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.
  • Remain one day after your final session for cleanup, inventory and evaluation of the program.
  • Be at least 16 years of age to be considered for a staff position.
  • Be at least 18 years of age to be considered for a staff position if you are not a United States citizen.

Minimum Qualifications

COUNSELOR & DAY CAMP PROGRAM LEADER:

  • Completion of at least one year in college/university/post-secondary school, at fully enrolled status
  • Completion of intermediate level or higher of language study (typically, second or third year coursework at the university level)
  • Experience working with children and adolescents
  • Experience living and working in a rustic, outdoor environment
  • Skills in recreational areas (e.g., swimming, archery, guitar) and/or culture (i.e., music, arts, sports related to the Village culture)
  • Previous Concordia Language Villages or other camp experience (residential or day only), preferred

SENIOR COUNSELOR:

  • Completion of sophomore year in college (as a fully enrolled student)/post-secondary school or international equivalent or equivalent experience.
  • Considerable proficiency in the target language
  • Previous Concordia Language Village or camp (residential or day camp) experience, preferred
  • Experience with young people
  • Enjoyment of living and working in a rustic, outdoor setting
  • Skills in relevant activity and cultural areas with ability to lead

MENTOR COUNSELOR:

  • Previous position as Concordia Language Villages staff member, required
  • Completion of junior year in college/post-secondary school or international equivalent or equivalent experience; more typically, the mentor counselor will have completed more postsecondary education
  • Considerable proficiency in the target language
  • Skills in relevant activity and cultural areas with ability to lead in many
  • Experience with young people
  • Enjoyment of living and working in a rustic, outdoor setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Documented leadership skills

VILLAGE FIRST AIDER

  • Meet the qualifications for counselor AND
  • Must be at least 20 years of age
  • Is certified in CPR (professional rescuer level) and First Aid; Wilderness First Aid credential preferred
  • Has a work history that evidences attention to detail, reliability, dependability, and ability to maintain confidence
  • Is capable of competent critical thinking and delivery of care in emergent situations
  • Advanced proficiency in English

JUNIOR COUNSELOR I

Completion of junior year in high school or international equivalent

  • Minimum age 16 (in addition to above qualification); maximum age 18.
  • 16-year-olds who have completed the sophomore year of high school are not eligible
  • Completion of two years of language study or equivalent
  • Exceptional personal maturity
  • Broad knowledge of target culture and its activities
  • Ability to enjoy living and working with children in a rustic, outdoor setting

JUNIOR COUNSELOR II:

  • Successful completion of a Junior Counselor I position at Concordia Language Villages (and therefore meeting the qualifications for that position)
  • Completion of senior year in high school or international equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 (in addition to above qualification); maximum age 18.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

of all positions:

Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.

of all positions that require living with villagers:

Ability to assist villagers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury); possess strength, physical ability, and endurance to maintain constant supervision of villagers; observe villager behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; possess visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group.

. . of positions related to health care (Nurse, Health Center Assistant, Village First Aider):

Ability to lift/assist villagers and staff; read and follow directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders and parent letters; use a telephone; maintain written record system; quickly get to remote locations on Village property over uneven terrain; observe and assess sanitation and safety conditions of the Village; communicate appropriately with parents, staff and administration about villager health concerns; possess endurance to meet emergency needs.

All applicants affirm their commitment to the missions of Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages; and to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

COUNSELOR & SENIOR COUNSELOR:

  • Previous Concordia Language Village or camp (residential or day camp) experience, preferred

VILLAGE FIRST AIDER:

  • Wilderness First Aid credential preferred
  • Previous Concordia Language Village or camp (residential or day camp) experience, preferred

JUNIOR COUNSELOR I & II:

  • At least one year of Concordia Language Villages experience, highly preferred (Preference is given to qualified candidates with at least one year as a Concordia Language Villages villager, but all qualified candidates are welcome to apply.)

Position Opening Date 12/14/2020 Position Closing Date 08/25/2021 Open Until Filled No Screening Begins EEO Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of our application process, you must arrange for the submission of TWO references if any of the following conditions apply:

  1. you have not previously worked for Concordia Language Villages;

  2. you have not worked for Concordia Language Villages in the past 12 months;

  3. you plan to use Concordia Language Villages' J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to enter the United States.

You must provide the names and email addresses for at least two reference writers who know you in a professional capacity.

If you have worked for Concordia Language Villages with a break of less than 12 months between the first day of employment this upcoming summer and the last date of employment, you do not need new references, BUT you must fill in "NA" in the mandatory fields in the references section.

J-1 EXCHANGE VISITORS: ALL Exchange Visitors who will potentially use the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to enter the United States will need to submit two references from an employer and/or university professor ANNUALLY.

You MUST provide an email address for each reference provider. The application system will automatically email your reference providers. Your reference providers will be able to download the reference form and then upload the completed references directly.

You will be able to track whether we have received the references. The process is quick, simple and confidential.

Note: if you are applying for multiple positions, you may wish to let your reference providers know they will receive a request for each position; they may upload the same reference for each position. If you cannot provide an email address for any of your reference providers or provide an incorrect e-address, contact vilstaff@cord.edu.

Log back in to this application system to ensure that your reference providers have submitted the reference forms.

Employment Contingencies Background Check Quicklink for Posting https://hr.cord.edu/postings/7172

Keywords: Concordia College, Bakersfield , Korean Language Camp Counselor (Summer 2021, residential or online), Other , Bakersfield, California

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