Summer Posted March 25, 2024

Community Care Director

URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy


Responsibilities Start Date: February 2024
Westtown Arrival Date: Tuesday, June 11th 2024
End and Westtown Departure Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Supervised by: Director

• Promote Shmirat HaGuf – the health and wellness of our souls – as a key concept in camp, in partnership with the Jewish Life Director
• Actively participate and demonstrate respect in ritual moments
• Incorporate core values and summer theme in meaningful and appropriate ways

• Support campers in their skills training and artistic growth
• Cheer at showcase

• Supervise and coach Resident Advisors/Community Care Assistants; serve as overarching support for camper and staff behavioral and emotional needs
• Assist with the pre-camp screening and placement/bunking of campers prior to arrival on camp
• When permitted, communicate directly with campers’ mental health professionals
• Provide emotional support and behavioral intervention for the camp community, supporting and intervening directly when necessary
• In coordination with the Assistant Camp Director and the Residential Advisors review daily camper and staff logs for next steps
• In collaboration with the Health and Wellness Director, curate activities and programming geared towards mindfulness for campers and staff
• Facilitate training and share best practices with staff and faculty to support MESSH needs
• Communicate camper successes and challenges to parents/guardians
• When permitted, communicate directly with campers’ mental health professionals
• Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all interactions with campers, parents/guardians, and staff in CampMinder database
• Partner with Resident Advisors on the scheduling of camper therapy appointments
• Actively participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s (FJC) Yedid Nefesh program included but not limited to:
• Attend FJC trainings, workshops, and webinars
• Participate in Community of Practice programming
• Collaborate with Assistant Director on weekly reports submitted throughout the summer about mental health-related situations happening in camp.
• Actively participate and encourage others in camp activities

Leadership Team Responsibilities
• Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
• Attend Spring Leadership Retreat as scheduled
• Attend daily Leadership Team meetings
• Attend routine meetings with Camp Director and Assistant Director as scheduled
• Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
• Maintain strict confidentiality.
• Other responsibilities as needed

What you can expect from us:
• Room and board, Competitive Pay in summer camp market, Travel stipend, where applicable
• One day off per session (12-day period), one hour off per day, one additional evening or morning off per summer
• Additional time off during intersession
• Snacks, SWAG, and lots of fun
• The opportunity to positively impact children’s lives and your own
• Endless gratitude




Minimum Qualifications: Hiring subject to applicable URJ and Pennsylvania State background checks.
Master‘s in Social Work, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or advanced degree in a closely related field is required. Must have a proven track-record of organizational skills, excellent customer service via phone, email and written correspondence, demonstrate flexibility, work as part of a team, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent driving record. Love and/or respect for The Arts and a diverse community is a must. 21 years of age by June 1, 2024.

How to Apply

To apply please go to https://6pointscreativearts.org/staff/apply/
For questions, please contact seichert@urj.org

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