Summer Posted January 10, 2024

Camp Mental Health Professional

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava


About the Position:
Habonim Dror Camp Moshava is seeking a seasonal mental health professional. This person will be a critical member of our camper care team. Our mental health professional will provide direct clinical services, resources, and training to campers and staff. Additionally, they will empower and mentor our youth staff in their roles as counselors and leaders of the community.

About Habonim Dror Camp Moshava:
Camp Moshava or “Mosh” is an overnight summer camp dedicated to social justice, inclusion, and youth empowerment. Our mental health professional will join a small, loving, and tight-knit community that prides itself on relationship-building, acceptance, and personal growth. We are located north of Baltimore, Maryland with around 60 summer staff who serve approximately 180 campers ages 8-17.

• February 15 – June 15, 2024 – 10-12 hours/week spent onboarding, training staff, conducting intakes with campers and families, planning for summer, and attending Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Community of Practice. $35/hour.

Summer 2024: Full time, residential on-site from June 16-August 14, 2024. $1,300-$1,400 weekly, depending on experience

Benefits: Reduced camp tuition for camp-age children. Room and board provided. Retirement contribution.

Mental Health Professional Responsibilities
• Help create a positive camp environment for all campers and staff by promoting proactive wellness by supporting camper and staff mental health and wellbeing.
• Provide assessment and direct intervention in cases of mental health and/or behavioral crises in collaboration with camper care coordinators, Camp Director, and Executive Director.
• Work with camper care coordinators to design modifications to programs and activities to be inclusive of all campers, including those with anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more.
• Respond to parent concerns related to campers with mental health and/or behavioral issues.
• Participate in meetings with camp leadership to ensure that camper and staff wellbeing are central to the operation of camp.
• Provide training and support to counselors regarding their campers’ mental health and wellbeing
• Maintain required documentation for camper meetings, team meetings and parent calls.
• Prepare reports to funding agencies in relationship to mental emotional and social health at camp, including sharing high-level understandings of interactions and interventions taking place throughout the summer.
• Participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Community of Practice as part of our camp’s participation in the Yedid Nefesh program, including two or three virtual gatherings and one in-person gathering per year with other Jewish camp mental health professionals.




Qualifications and Experience
• Higher level degree or license in a mental health field, including but not limited to: social work, mental health counseling, psychology, youth psychiatry, and/or family therapy.
• Exceptional skill and capacity for engagement and relationship building with young adults, children and their parents.
• A strong commitment to youth empowerment, inclusion and social justice.
• Camp experience – either personal or professional – preferred.
• Excellent crisis management skills.
• Hiring is dependent on passing federal and Maryland background checks.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and statement of interest to talia@campmosh.org to apply for this position.

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