Camp Guidance Counselor - Cal Performance (4134U) 51305
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4057254
Camp Guidance Counselor - Cal Performance (4134U) 51305
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Cal Performances presents and produces outstanding artists from the Bay Area, the United States, and around the world in performances and community programs which promote excellence, innovation, diversity, education, and community involvement, with the fundamental belief that the arts are vital to our society locally, nationally, and internationally. Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp at Cal Performances is a program of the Education Department. Cal Performances supports AileyCamp with an array of professional performing arts services, including but not limited to marketing, public relations, facilities including Zellerbach Auditorium, and a full professional technical staff.
AileyCamp is a nationally proven arts education program that uses dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, creative expression, and critical thinking skills among 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students (aged 11-14) from underserved communities. AileyCamp also provides exceptional dance training to middle school students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The project was inspired by the work of the late Alvin Ailey, internationally renowned dance artist, choreographer, and founder of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
The First Review Date for this job is: ASAP when an application is received.
Cal Performances is seeking a Camp Guidance Counselor to work for AileyCamp from June 5, 2023 to August 4, 2023.
Under the direction of the AileyCamp Director and Associate Director, the Camp Guidance Counselor is responsible for the educational aspects of the program as related to personal growth and development, as well as ensuring that class content and the camp environment is consistent with the goals of AileyCamp. Additionally, the Camp Guidance Counselor is responsible for:
Provide counseling Five-day work week - Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (and until 9:30pm on 7/27 performance night) for all weeks employed. Provide counseling and follow-up guidance for individual students, their family members, and staff as needed.
Provide resolution and serve as camp liaison Facilitate resolution of student behavior and discipline issues. Serve as camp liaison for parents. Participate in the design of the staff orientation, and lead trainings for staff and campers on topics such as youth development/empowerment, trauma-informed teaching and learning, cross-culturally responsive instruction, team building, etc. Contribute to the development of Personal Development seminars in the areas of drug education, nutrition, health, human sexuality, careers, conflict resolution, decision-making, positive self-image and self-esteem, including the teaching of some segments.
Provide evaluation to workshops and campers' progress With the AileyCamp directors, observe and evaluate Personal Development and Creative Communications workshops. Maintain individual personal files of AileyCampers. Provide AileyCamp directors with written evaluations of campers' progress, and supervise the completion of evaluations by staff and students.
Provide general oversights to campers and other duties as needed Participate in the general oversight of the campers, for example, at assigned meal times and camper free periods, including but not limited to assist with other class engagement, support Group Leaders in their oversight of individual groups of campers, provide supervision during lunch and breaks as assigned on a rotating basis, and take on projects in support of camp, production preparation, and audience engagement. Participate in individual and AileyCamp staff meetings, including scheduled meetings during working meals, and after-camp meetings a week.
The AileyCamp Guidance Counselor reports to the AileyCamp directors and will work closely with the Personal Development and Creative Communications Instructors. Incumbent operates with considerable independence, with freedom to make daily decisions within the scope of University policies, program plans, and established needs of the program.
Must be a trained MSW, MFT or equivalent. Two years counseling and teaching urban youth. Must have a Master's degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work or related field. Significant experience working with urban children and families representing the diversity of Bay Area life, including children identified as having one or more of the following at-risk factors: living with a single parent or no parent; having a sibling who dropped out of school or became a school-age parent; having difficulty with the traditional school structure as determined by teacher observation; or having low self-esteem. Familiarity with and/or ability to be trained in and implement youth-centered learning frameworks. Excellent leadership skills including an ability to command respect and motivate achievement while working effectively with young people, serving as a positive influence and model for disciplined practice, healthy personal habits, and respectful communication with campers and colleagues. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate well to diverse persons, and actively work as part of an ensemble with a shared mission to support campers and camp activities in whatever manner is needed. Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to handle problems calmly, graciously, and constructively. Excellent organizational and time management skills, cheerful collaborator, able and willing to take initiative to accomplish or support others in accomplishing tasks related to the successful and smooth operation of camp. Working knowledge of computer systems and software including word processing, spreadsheet, and data management software. Demonstrated 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. Initiative to work independently, with direction, and as part of a team. Ability to establish goals and workload priorities, and to see tasks in the context of a bigger whole. Must be able to successfully pass a background check. Must complete all UC Berkeley mandated trainings for employees by deadlines given. Must comply with UC Berkeley's Covid-19 policies for employees.
Fluency in speaking Spanish and English
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
This is a temporary position with a start date of June 5, 2023 and an end date of August 4, 2023. Pay is $7,920 total for period of June 5, 2023 to August 4, 2023.
The individual will be performing the required duties in person on campus. Completion of campus-required COVID-19 training and testing (as applicable) for individuals working on campus is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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