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Language CounselorDaily Life Counselor  ~  Head Language Counselor  ~ Village Director

Position of : Language Counselor (Native English speaker)

Required diploma : High school diploma from an anglophone country. TEFL and/or university diploma (in progress or obtained) are preferred.

Minimum Age : 20 years old (Min. age 18 for applicants with extensive childcare experience)

 

Reports to: Site Director and Head Language counselor

Overall responsibilities: Lead both activities AND English classes. Engage campers in the culture of the village. Relay language and culture to the program participants while only speaking in the language of the village (ie. NO French allowed). Work as a team with the other counselors and Site Director.

Key areas of responsibility :
Maintain established program goals of American Village : language immersion and cultural awareness.
Ensure the physical and emotional safety of the campers at all times.

Follow all policies setforth by American Village /Nacel (as presented in contract, code of conduct, staff handbook)

Speak in the language of the village at all times.
Divide daily tasks with other counselors, such as:
Plan, prepare, and participate in the camp program (ESL classes, activities, evening programs)
Create and perform short skits, songs, cheers, etc for the daily assembly

Create teaching aids (posters, charts, etc)
Come up with new ideas for activities, bringing your experience and skills to the team
Complete necessary paperwork (lesson plans, camper language reviews, etc)

Contribute to a positive work environment!

 

Term of employment: varies according to camp schedule and counselor availabilities, 1 to 10 weeks.

Salary (before taxes) First Year Counselor : spring 770€ / month (26 working days) ; summer, easter, autumn 880€ / month (26 working days)

Salary (before taxes) Returning Counselor : spring 1045€ / month (26 working days) ; summer, easter, autumn 1155€ / month (26 working days)

Position of : Daily Life Counselor (English and French speaker)

Required diploma : BAFA stagiaire, titulaire, or equivalent diploma

Minimum Age : 18 years old

 

Reports to: Site Director and Head Language counselor

Overall responsibilities: Lead activities and games in English, and manage the camper dormatories. Engage campers in the culture of the village, speaking French only if necessary. Work as a team with the other counselors and Site Director.

Key areas of responsibility :
Maintain established program goals of American Village : language immersion and cultural awareness.
Ensure the physical and emotional safety of the campers at all times.

Follow all policies setforth by Nacel/American Village (as presented in contract, code of conduct, staff handbook)
Monitor the children in the dorms, ensuring personal cleansliness, rest, distribution of medecine (PSC1 counselor), communication with home.

Speak English as much as possible, never interrupt an English moment with French.

Divide daily tasks with other counselors, such as:

Participate in the camp program (activities, evening programs)
Create and perform short skits, songs, cheers, etc for the daily assembly
Come up with new ideas for activities, bringing your experience and skills to the team
Complete necessary paperwork (camper language reviews, medical log, etc)

Contribute to a positive work environment!

 

Term of employment: 7 days (Easter or Autumn vacation),  2 weeks to 2 months (Summer Vacation)

Salary (before taxes) First Year Counselor : summer, easter, autumn 880€ / month (26 working days)

Salary (before taxes) Returning Counselor : summer, easter, autumn 1155€ / month (26 working days)

Position of : Head Language Counselor (Must speak English)

*Only veteran staff members are considered for this position.*

Required diplomas and minimum age are the same as Language Counselor position.


Reports to: Site Director

Overall responsibilities: Lead a team of counselors and manage the American Village program. Work as a team with the Site Director to reach decisions, complete tasks, solve problems, and ensure a fun, safe experience for the campers.

Key areas of responsibility :
Maintain established program goals of American Village : language immersion and cultural awareness.
Ensure the physical and emotional safety of the campers at all times.

Follow and enforce all policies setforth by Nacel/American Village (as presented in contract, code of conduct, staff handbook)
Manage and participate in the counselor team.
Ensure the essential aspects of the American Village program are carried out during each session.
Manage the program materials.
Communicate the program to the director on a daily basis.
Replace certain site director functions on his or her day(s) off, and contact him or her in case of emergency.
Communicate with American Village Administration.

Contribute to a positive work environment!

 

Term of employment: 7 days (Easter, Autumn Vacation), 1 to 2 months (Summer Vacation)

Salary (before taxes) First Year Head Language Counselor: 1265 € / month (26 days)

Salary (before taxes) Returning Head Language Counselor: 1342 € / month (26 days)

Position of : Village Director (English and French speaker)

Required Diploma :  BAFD stagiaire / titulaire or an equivalent

Minimum Age : 21 years old

 

Reports to: American Village Administration (Program Directors and Administrative Assistant)

Overall responsibilities: Manage an American Village Site (50 - 75 campers, 10-16 counselors, 1 assistant director) .

Key areas of responsibility :
Maintain the American Village program.
Follow and enforce all guidelines, policies and rules set forth by American Village/Nacel (as presented in contract, code of conduct, staff handbook)
Ensure the physical and emotional safety of the campers at all times.
Manage a multi-cultural counselor team.
Complete all necessary paperwork (basic computer skills are required : text, tables and management of a professional email address).
Be present in the camp program.
Manage the session budget (accounting) and do camp shopping.
Manage relations with on-site staff.
Maintain relations with chaperones (school groups in spring) and parents (summer).
Handle medical emergencies or problems.
Manage and supervise the use of program materials, including computers, cars.
Communicate with American Village Administration, and Nacel.
Create a positive work environment for your counselors.

 

Term of employment: 1 to 5 months

The application is available on the application process page.

For more details, please contact us at american.village@nacel.fr with "director's question" in the subject line.

 

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