Temporary Counselors – After-School Treatment Program

The FIU After-School Treatment Program is a school-year program dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children between the ages of 6 and 12 at-risk for behavioral (e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), academics, interpersonal and organizational difficulties. The program takes places at Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary School.

The ATP counselor will be trained to implement an extensive behavior modification treatment during all program activities (e.g., snack, sports, academic aid, social skills training, reading intervention and daily recess).

Behavior modification is a tailored treatment that includes feedback associated with consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, frequent social reinforcement and appropriate commands. Counselors will be required to gather and track data related to daily progress to create individualized treatment goals for children in the program.

The ATP counselors will also deliver the treatment components during daily organized sports. The sports played at the ATP are soccer, basketball, softball, kickball and dodgeball. They will conduct skill drills to address children’s specific skill deficits, provide appropriate coaching, assess children’s knowledge of the game rules and procedures, model appropriate sports skills. They will also encourage and reinforce appropriate effort, sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork.

ATP counselors will aid students with academics and social-emotional techniques. Other responsibilities include setting up for sports, filling up water bottles, checking student grades and other task. Finally, counselors will be responsible to communicate daily with parents about the child’s behavior and academic progress during dismissal.

The application deadline is Nov. 30. Please submit an official application via careers.fiu.eduJob Opening ID: 521288.