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Japanese Academic-Year Weekend Counselor (Bemidji, MN)

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Japanese Academic-Year Weekend Counselor (Bemidji, MN)
Position Type CLV Seasonal - Academic Year
Employment Status Seasonal
Number of Months 1
General Employment Period

Fall 2017
(Oct. 19-22, 2017)

General Work Schedule (days of week)

Family & Adult Weekend: October 19-22, 2017

General shift hours
Minimum Salary $150 for four-day program, plus room and board
Job Summary/Basic Function

-Work under direction of dean/program leader and designated leadership staff members as part of counseling team
-Assume counseling duties for individual house/cabin and other appropriate groups; assume leadership as appropriate
-Participate in large-group and small-group formats; assume leadership as appropriate
-Lead and assist with activities as assigned; participate in all Village programs
-Create a safe environment in which participants feel accepted by staff and peers 
-Be attentive to supervising villagers at all times; assume leadership as appropriate 
-Motivate villagers to participate actively in the target language and culture (in the community setting) 
-Manage villager groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs 

$60 for three-day program

General Expectations and Responsibilities of All Positions: 
-Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the Personnel Policies document.
-Be advised that the entire staff of each Village is under direction of and is responsible to the dean/program leader.
-Assist with setting up village and/or preparing for the program.
-Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as much as possible.
-Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.
-Staff members agree to live in communal living environments, most commonly with villagers, and, therefore, are expected to live with others (including sharing bathroom and shower facilities) in accordance with their gender identity. No private rooms or bathrooms are provided. In accordance with ACA best practices of the American Camp Association, staff should not be naked in front of villagers or other staff. Maintaining a clean and orderly personal living space is expected.

Minimum Qualifications

-Proficiency in Japanese & English
-Experience in teaching language and culture
-Skills in related cultural/recreational areas

. . . of all positions
Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.
. . . of all positions that require living with villagers
Ability to assist villagers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury); possess strength, physical ability, and endurance to maintain constant supervision of villagers; observe villager behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; possess visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group; gender identity that matches the gender identity of villagers living in the cabin.

Preferred Qualifications

-Age 18
-High school diploma (enrolled in college)

Position Opening Date 08/30/2017
Position Closing Date 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you be at least 18 years old at the start of the program at which you are applying to work?
    • no
    • yes
  2. * Sex: Are you female or male?
    • female
    • male
  3. * Are you able to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the job for which you are applying?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * What is your native language?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. What language(s) have you studied?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * List high school or college language courses:

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your travel experience (study, work abroad, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Have you participated in an exchange program?
    • yes
    • no
  9. If yes, which exchange program (AFS. Rotary, YFU, etc.), where, and when?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Describe your experience with children and teenagers.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. Describe your experience with people who have special needs (ADD/ADHD, physically challenged, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. With which age group (7 to 18 years) do you prefer working and living? Why?

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. In this language, we offer a weekend program for families and/or adults. Indicate relevant experience and interest in working with children ages 0 to 6 and adults ages 18 to 80+.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * If you are a Concordia College-Moorhead student, provide your student ID number. This is needed for employment and payroll. If not, indicate NA.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. Are you applying to work at a Village Weekend in order to fulfill a class/ course requirement?
    • no
    • yes
  16. Do you have a valid United States driver's license?
    • yes
    • no
  17. If you have your own car, are you willing to provide transportation for other staff members in your area?
    • no
    • yes
  18. Occasionally we need a volunteer driver for our Concordia College/ Language Villages van or car. Drivers must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid driver's license, complete an online driving course, and have a satisfactory driving record as determined by our insurance carrier (motor vehicle check that includes check of driving history). Are you interested in being a driver?
    • no
    • yes
  19. If you are interested in being a weekend counselor during the academic year in a language(s) OTHER than the one indicated on this application, you must submit a SEPARATE application for that language. Indicate your understanding.
    • yes, I understand
    • no
  20. * If you have never worked for Concordia Language Villages OR if on your first day of employment, there will have been a break of 12 months or more since your last day of employment, you must provide names and email addresses for at least two reference writers, who know you in a professional capacity. If you have worked for CLV with a break of fewer than 12 months between the first day of employment this upcoming summer and last date of employment, you do not need new references, BUT you must fill in "NA" in the mandatory fields in the reference section. Have you read and do you understand the above?
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume