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After School Counselor


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Department:  Children & Youth Services (CYS)
Report To:  CYS Site Director
Location: Schools and community centers in Decatur, GA
Work Hours: This position is part-time and will work Monday – Friday (scheduled school days), 2:00 pm - 6:15 pm, some Saturdays and evenings for training. Position starts immediately, no leave offered.   
 Hourly Rate: $16.00
School Year: August 2022- May 2023


The Counselor is responsible for following age-appropriate lesson plans that contain recreational, educational, and cultural activities for children. Activities include (but are not limited to) STEM, arts, drama, recreation, music, dance, community service, and youth leadership.  

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Provide active supervision of children while leading activities or supervising play.  
Ensure a safe and positive environment that allows for healthy development, growth, and learning.  
 Establish and maintain positive lines of communication with parents and/or guardians of participants, including daily conversations, phone calls, and/or writing articles for social media.  
Represent the City of Decatur Children and Youth Services division on field trips, special events, assemblies, and program-wide activities as assigned.
Participate in training and bi-monthly staff meetings.  
Maintain cleanliness of the program area daily.  
Other responsibilities as assigned or required.  

Minimum Requirements:
The qualified candidates will possess a high school diploma supplemented by experience working with children and youth. 
Experience teaching STEM or Leadership activities to children is highly desirable.
Must have good interpersonal skills, a passion for working with children, leadership skills, and no moral turpitude convictions.
Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
 Must have a demonstrated competency in the planning and implementation of recreational activities.
Must be certified in CPR and first aid, or be able to obtain certification. 
Able to work in a variety of extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time.
Must have the ability to see, hear, bend, squat, twist, and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. 
Must have a professional demeanor and pass a criminal background and reference check.
Please note: You must either upload your resume or paste a text copy of your resume to be considered for the position.
How to Apply: All applications must be submitted online at

The City of Decatur is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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