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Camp Grossman Day Camp Special Education Counselor

Company: Jewish Community Center
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Friendships. Community. Woods. Laughter. Making a difference. Waterfront. Fun activities. This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to co-create a joyful, memorable summer in a day camp setting for children with special needs. As our alumni can tell you: Camp Grossman summers are an amazingly fun way to spend your summers while developing great skills which will serve you well in future jobs and life in general. The Grossman team is a dynamic group which works as a tight team to create wonderful experiences for children while helping them build confidence and skills. Camp Grossman is located on 75 acres of the beautiful Hale Reservation in Dover. The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values- Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation-which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish. Camp Grossman anticipates welcoming 600+ campers and over 200 staff this summer. Staff must be available for the full season, June 28-August 20, unless otherwise arranged. Camp day is 8:40 AM -4:10 PM, Monday through Friday, with orientation the week of June 21 and staff meetings on3 Monday evenings throughout the summer. Most counselors and staff also work 1 or 2 additional family nights or overnights, depending on their position and unit at camp. RESPONSIBILITIES supporting campers throughout the day ensuring the safety and well-being of camperscreating a fun/joyful dynamicworking in partnership with peers and Camp Leadership to provide a happy, safe and memorable summer for the childrenoversee campers in all their activitiesmentoring junior counselors and counselors in training Minimum Qualifications:QUALIFICATIONS High School graduates and beyondmodels maturity, reliability, flexibility and patienceexperience with young children, preferably some experience with children with special needsleadership skillsa love of children and a strong desire to make a difference every daystrong organizational skills including teamwork, relationship building skills, the ability to multitask, the ability to manage situations effectively and diplomaticallyability and commitment to build strong relationships with campers, co-workers, and camp leadershipcommitted to ensuring the safety and well-being of campers BENEFITS In addition to a rewarding position where you care for a community, the JCC Greater Boston provides competitive benefits including: complimentary summer access to the JCC Greater Boston facility in Newton - offering indoor swimming and workout facilitiescompetitive salaryoutstanding working environment including convenient, free parking COVID SAFETY JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff and children very seriously. We have aligned all of our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC, DEEC (Department of Early Education and Care) and the local and state Departments of Public Health. Our practices include ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and children. While camp will be held primarily outdoors, it remains crucial that staff and children continue to follow the appropriate COVID safety guidelines. Camp staff will be required to wear appropriate personal protective gear during camp. Children and staff are expected to wear masks at all times, except when in the water or eating. Physical distancing will be adhered to throughout the camp day. Bunk sizes will be small and counselors will work with the same children every day to limit exposure. Children and staff will be encouraged to hand wash often and sanitizer will be readily available. Additionally, we conduct a health screen for all children and staff prior to entering camp each day. This screening includes an online questionnaire about symptoms and possible exposures. JCC Greater Boston will also conduct remote interviews and virtual meetings ahead of camp.APPLICATIONIf you have the qualifications described above and seek to be part of a dynamic, collaborative and child-oriented environment, please apply by sending an application which can be found at or your resume and a cover letter to . For more information or questions, please email Salary:Under 25,000 Agency Information:AGENCY INFORMATION JCC is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men's Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: four preschools, three day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations. Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by: creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships, welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston, supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life, nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as whole.

Keywords: Jewish Community Center, Newton , Camp Grossman Day Camp Special Education Counselor, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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