MESSH Posted February 8, 2024

Community Care Coordinator

Camp Wise LA


Summer Season 2024 | 1 Training Week, 7 Program Weeks | approx. 30 hrs/wk
Training: 6/10-6/14 | 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM (30-minute dinners) Monday –
Thursday | 8:30AM-3:30PM Friday (30-minute lunch); hours vary, including
pre-summer planning and check-ins
Program Expected Hours: 8:45 AM – 3:15 PM Mondays – Fridays, subject to
change (30-minute lunches)
Hourly Rate Range: $30-$50/hour, plus camp tuition for up to 3 dependents

About the Program
Camp Wise is a fun and active Jewish summer day camp at Wise School for Kindergarten through 8th grade. Campers have jam-packed days filled with a variety of activities such as swimming, sports, arts,
cooking, music, dance, and more. 1st-8th graders have weekly field trips, and all campers enjoy special programs such as carnivals, weekly themes and dress-up days, special guests, Shabbat, and more to
ensure a fun summer at Camp Wise. Our specially trained staff create special bonds with campers while taking care of their emotional and physical safety both on-site and off-site. Our mission is to provide a
fun, safe, and loving community of campers and staff built on Jewish values, to meet new friends, bond with old ones, and look forward to returning every year.

– Playing a leadership role in the planning and implementation of staff training and ongoing staff
learning related to mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health (MESSH);
– Creating and implementing programming for small groups of campers focused on wellness and
social-emotional learning
– Serving as a resource to campers and staff throughout the summer in facing mental, emotional,
and social health challenges and creating environments where they can thrive
– Managing information about camper needs, communicating those to staff, and documenting
communication and plans within Camp Wise’s systems
– Communicating and managing relationships with parents/caregivers in regard to camper needs
– Preparing reports to funding agencies in relation to mental, emotional, and social health of
Camp Wise and its campers, 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 the Yedid Nefesh
program, including two or three virtual gatherings and one in-person gathering per year with
other Jewish camp mental health professionals
– Be an active presence on-site at camp or offsite on field-trips as part of the camp community
– This role is a seasonal summer full-time non-exempt position, with part-time hours before
summer session begins. During the summer session, the position includes evening hours. The
Community Care Coordinator reports to the Director of Camp Wise.
– Additional responsibilities as required

– Free camper tuition for up to 3 dependent children while serving in this role

The ideal candidate would be interested in being in this role for the next 2 years that our camp
participates in the Yedid Nefesh program. This relationship will be reviewed on a yearly basis during that
time, with the hope that the relationship can continue beyond the 3-year grant period.




Key Qualifications:
– Graduate-level degree in a mental health field (social work, mental health counseling,
psychology, school counseling, family therapy); license preferred but not required
– Specialization in children and/or adolescents including experience working with their parents
– Ideally 3-5 years of relevant post-graduate work experience
– Prior camp experience in working with young children is preferred
– Exceptional skill and capacity for engagement and relationship-building with both children and
their parents
– Proven ability to plan, originate, and organize programs
– Proven ability to provide emotional support to a wide range of ages
– Strong understanding of, and willingness to be creative with, strategies to ensure all campers can
participate in our programs
– Be a leader, self-starter, and strong collaborator
– Ability to accept guidance, constructive feedback, and support from supervisor and teammates

How to Apply

Send resumes to tsoofer@wisela.org. For the application and more information, visit our website at

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