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CampJCC Mental Health & Behavioral Coordinator (Summer/Seasonal/Temporary)
At JCC Indianapolis, our mission is to provide inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building. We embrace and serve a diverse community, bringing together the best of multiple generations, cultures, religions, skillsets and thinking. We also know that the more inclusive we are, the better our community will be. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that the JCC can be anyone’s community.
We are committed to inclusion across race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. We celebrate multiple approaches and diverse points of view.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
About the Opportunity:
The Camp Mental Health & Behavioral Coordinator (“Coordinator”) serves as the lead professional in supporting the mental, emotional, and social health & well-being of campers and staff. The Coordinator, serving as central case worker, supervises our Camp Inclusion Specialists and facilitates communication between camp leadership, counselors and families with a goal of making the camp experience a positive, inclusive and rewarding experience for everyone. This is a summer/seasonal temporary position (approximately 35 hours/week x 8 weeks: June – July 2022).
What you’ll be doing:
- Play an integral role in assuming that CampJCC offers a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment for all campers
- Facilitate skills training for counselors so they have the tools to provide positive mental, emotional, social health & well-being camper experiences
- Review camper behavioral health paperwork and communicate with inclusion specialists and counselors prior to the start of each camp session
- Complete and maintain ongoing documentation related to the health and well-being of campers
- Oversee “quiet zone” area to support campers who are overstimulated or need a break from camp activities
- Effectively communicate with camp leadership, counselors, and families
- Support Inclusion Specialists and Counselors by recommending and modelling effective behavior management techniques
What you bring to the table:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience required
- Relevant prior experience working with children & young people ages 5-17
- Preferred Graduate degree and licensure in mental health profession (or Graduate student and/or licensure candidate with prior experience working with children/youth)
- Knowledge and experience with trauma informed practices
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding camper and staff information
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- CPR/First Aid certification required
- Solid understanding of Jewish customs or traditions or the willingness to learn
- Proven ability to use good judgement in all situations
What we offer:
- Pay rate of $30/hour
- Dates: 6/1/2022 – 7/29/2022. Hours: Monday through Friday 9 am – 4 pm (approx. 35 hours/wk)
- Free JCC membership which includes access to a state-of-the art fitness facility, and water park
- Great work environment on 42 acres of beautiful, wooded grounds
- The opportunity to do mission-driven work and create ‘happy campers’ every day
- The work environment is fast-paced and requires high mobility, standing, walking (sometimes on uneven terrain), bending, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling (to be eye-level with a child). Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds. Must have the visual, auditory and verbal ability to observe campers and counselors and respond to appropriately and effectively in the event of an emergency.