Ailey Camp Guidance Counselor

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Part Time

AileyCamp is an innovative summer program for youth ages 11-14 that uses disciplined dance training, creative writing instruction, personal development, and communication workshops to help campers develop a respect for themselves and others that meaningfully impacts their lives. Alvin Ailey believed that “dance is for everybody” and was especially dedicated to using dance to enhance the lives of underserved children. AileyCamp represents a vital continuation of Alvin Ailey’s vision, using the power of dance to enrich and positively alter the lives of children. Conceived by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and run locally by Peabody Preparatory, AileyCamp combines professional-level dance training with personal development activities.

  • Provides individual, group, and family counseling as needed and helps to ensure a safe environment for fostering positive alternatives to stress-related issues and conflict.
  • Conduct daily group counseling sessions as needed.
  • Help organize special educational sessions with the Personal Development instructor on issues such as drug abuse, sex education, family relationships, and nutrition.
  • Participate in lunch duty, free periods, and general supervision of campers when not in sessions or meetings.
  • Participate and supervise campers as directed on field trips.
  • Participate in all rehearsal, preparation, and day-of-final performance activities to support artistic staff.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings (3:30 – 4:30 pm) and individual meetings with the Camp Director.
  • Provide the Camp Director with written reports of individual students and groups as needed for documentation.
  • Dress in the Camp staff uniform neatly and cleanly, ensuring clothing and/or costumes do not contain inappropriate references for children (alcohol, drugs, profanity, etc.).
  • Attend a mandatory staff orientation .
  • Must be a trained social worker or equivalent.
  • Two years counseling and teaching urban youth.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Work or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate experience working with diverse, urban school age children.
  • Excellent leadership skills including an ability to command respect and motivate achievement while working effectively with young people.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate well to a diverse population, and work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines in a self-directed, prioritized and calm manner.
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities as they occur.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Successfully pass a background check.
Please apply at INTERFOLIO LINK. Applications received before June 1, 2022, will be given preference, but the position remains open until filled.

Completed Applications should include:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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