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Residential Counselor

Gatton Academy

Application Opening Date: August 27, 2014
Type: Full-time

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Creates and manages a safe, healthy, and nurturing living/learning environment on assigned wing of the building
  • Lives on student wing in the Academy and serves as a role model in all areas of personal, relational, and academic life
  • Transports Academy students in University owned or rented vehicles
  • Develops and implements educational, cultural, social, and recreational programming to promote social growth and involvement in the community
  • Intervenes and/or refers student to appropriate source during emotional or physical crises
  • Monitors and documents student progress
  • Communicates frequently with parents
  • Staffs the front desk during assigned shifts as needed
  • Serves as a student advisor for clubs/activities
  • Assists with academic support services to maximize student success
  • Provides on-call support as needed within daily operations of the program
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in residential life at the secondary or post-secondary level either as a hall director, residential assistant, desk clerk, or similar position
  • Must reside on a single-gender residential wing within Schneider Hall
  • Must be 21 years of age and hold valid driver’s license

Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.


Application Instructions:

All applications and resumes must be submitted through this online electronic talent management system.  Only those individuals who submit all required materials will be considered as eligible applicants.  We invite you to submit a cover letter which describes your interest and fit for this position. You will receive email notification confirming your application materials have been received.  Review of application materials will generally begin as applications are submitted.  The expected hire date is on or about September 26, 2014.

 

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