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Gifted Center Program Counselor

Company: The University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

Gifted Center Program Counselor The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Gifted Center Program Counselor. Position Details Location Hattiesburg 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division School of Education Position Type Staff Employment Status Part Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date On Going Special Instructions to Applicants In order for your application to be considered for the upcoming day and residential programs it must be completed including all uploads. Please Submit: resume, recommendation letters from three sources, a one-page personal philosophy of working with elementary and secondary students, class and other work schedules to be reviewed for best fit with the needs of the program. If selected for employment, you must successfully complete a background check and attend training sessions regarding the safety of minors on USM's campus and your responsibilities as a counselor. Job Summary The Center is home to a variety of student programs during January-February, June, and July. These programs meet the academic and social needs of gifted and high-ability students as young as three-years-old through rising seniors in high school. Our Counseling staff provides supervision of students during meals, afternoon recreational activities, and overnight dorm supervision. We hire counselors for 20-hour per week recreational positions and 36-40 hour per week residential positions. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Attends training for and adheres to all policies related to student supervision: FERPA and Minors on Campus Policies, and any others deemed necessary; Assumes responsibility for the guidance and safety of program attendees (PK-11 grade students) assigned to their care; Assists with supervision of students during meals and other activities according to the official program schedule; Acts as a role model for program participants; Monitors social and emotional well-being of program participants and reports issues appropriately according to established protocols; Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Student Applicants: A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required. Clear Background Check Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to live in the dorm during program dates for those assigned to residential positions. (Dorm costs will be covered by the Center during program dates.) Use the Remind app to communicate with program supervisors and other staff (training will be provided on use of the app if necessary). Preferred Qualifications Preference will be given to upperclassmen, graduate students, and young adults with experience living in a dorm setting. (Freshmen and Sophomores who are graduates of some residential high-schools may also meet this preference.) Prior experience working with children in a school, club, faith-based organization, camp, or academic program. Ability to navigate stairways up to four or five flights. About The University of Southern Mississippi Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu . As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Keywords: The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg , Gifted Center Program Counselor, Other , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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