Mentor Counselor

Qualifications

  • Previous position as Concordia Language Villages staff member, required
  • Completion of sophomore year in college/post-secondary school or international equivalent or equivalent experience; more typically, the mentor counselor will have completed more post-secondary education
  • Considerable proficiency in the target language
  • Skills in relevant activity and cultural areas with ability to lead in many
  • Experience with young people
  • Enjoyment of living and working in a rustic, outdoor setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Responsibilities

  • Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members as part of counseling team
  • Assume lead counseling duties and serve as a role model
  • Create a safe environment in which participants feel accepted by staff and peers
  • Serve as a role model in supervising villagers at all times
  • Lead language, activity, cultural, evening program and other instructional activities, as assigned
  • Serve as a role model in all language and cultural teaching
  • Serve as a resource in counseling and teaching, as designated
  • Motivate villagers to participate actively in the target language and culture (in the community setting)
  • Assist with supervising credit villagers during interim weekend as required
  • Complete villager progress reports to be sent to parents
  • Manage villager groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs

Compensation

$410-$660 for a two-week period, room and board