Ojai Valley School is a pre-kindergarten to grade 12 boarding and day school located on two campuses in Ojai, California. The Lower Campus serves students in grades PK-8 and the Upper Campus serves students in grades 9-12.
Summary of Position
Ojai Valley School, Lower Campus is looking for a well-qualified candidate to serve as a Resident Counselor for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Resident Counselor, under the supervision of the Head of School – Lower Campus, is responsible for the day-to-day management and instruction of students in his or her charge. The resident counselor must be willing to live on campus.
Ojai Valley School welcomes your interest in our employment opportunities. The school is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and seeks individuals with exemplary character and skills. Preference will be given to individuals who have worked in or attended independent schools for at least two years, particularly in a boarding school environment, and who understand the independent school philosophy of educating the whole child in a homelike environment.
If interested please email a letter of intent, resume and a completed application (https://www.ovs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Employment-Application-revised-052311.pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Resident Counselor Duties
Cares for group of children housed in dormitories, under supervision of the Head of School, supported by Assistant Dorm Parent, by performing the following duties and other duties may be assigned:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Awakens children each morning and ensures children are dressed, fed, and ready for school or other activity.
Gives instructions to children regarding desirable health and personal habits.
Plans and leads after school recreational activities and participates or instructs children in games.
Organizes dorm nights.
Assists with Dress dinner and entertainment.
Supervise study hall and monitor homework.
Disciplines children and recommends or initiates other measures to control behavior.
Maintains parent contact.
Provides leadership in fire drill and disaster procedures.
Administers minor first-aid.
Appoints dorm captains.
Organize dorm leadership program.
Responsible for security.
Supervises children's housekeeping duties.
Provides daily room checks.
Responsible for laundry and linens.
Responsible for lost and found.
Furnish and maintains recreation room.
Maintains a clean form and focus on aesthetic improvements of dormitory.
Coordinates weekend duty and alternate sleepovers.
Provides phone coverage as assigned.
Prepares Dorm Reports.
Completes daily logbook.
Coordinates with the Weekend Supervisor.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Fifth year college or university program certificate preferable; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common trade and technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from parents, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management, and parents.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Interactions occur most routinely with students in the classroom and during other activities. Many informal interactions with students for whom the teacher has no direct supervision or responsibility occur. Daily contact ranges from direct teaching of curriculum, student advising, and to informal exchanges of a personal or social nature. Regular contact with High School colleagues, particularly those working on the same grade level, discipline or on a joint project is expected. Frequent contact with parents either for scheduled conferences or casual conversation is a community norm. Responsible and active collaboration with colleagues, in all divisions, is expected. Important personal qualities include interest in and demonstrated ability to teach and support pre-adolescents and adolescents, ability to work effectively with a team, a sense of humor, flexibility, organizational ability, energy, and collegiality.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
California driver's license preferred.
Current CPR and First Aid certification preferred.
California Teaching Credential preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.