Community Care DirectorAt Camp Young Judaea Midwest

Posted Jan 24, 2020 Job Length Summer


Under the supervision of the Director, the Community Care Director is the primary professional responsible for the behavioral and social-emotional success of campers and staff at CYJ Midwest. The Community Care Director serves as a central case worker, facilitating communication as needed between the merakzim (unit heads), assistant directors, director, Health Center and parents. The Community Care Director is expected to present themselves with integrity and dugma ishit (as a personal example) in and outside of camp.
Specific responsibilities of the Community Care Director include:

Before the season:
Conversations with parents and campers based on camper profile
forms and previous discussions with assistant directors and
Draft behavioral plans and contracts with campers who need
Provide outreach to camper’s support network (psychologists, social
workers, etc)
Work with Assistant Directors and Director on staff training,
including a training session for staff helping them understand
their role in our camper care system
Work with Assistant Directors on updating camper and staff
evaluation forms, along with daily check in forms

During the season:
Assist counselors and unit heads in problem solving cases wherein
campers need special support
Serve as an emotional resource to staff when needed
Communicate with parents along with the director to keep
discussions open regarding camper challenges
Professional development training for staff in camper care and self-
Attend eidah staff meetings regularly
Record important notes in a timely manner through camp database
Facilitate discussions, when needed between counselors, unit heads
and leadership staff, as a mediator


Graduate or higher level degree in a mental health field; previous experience in a camp, school or similar setting preferred. Experience with children, teenagers, and adult mental, social, and emotional health Must be able to think critically and act swiftly in high stress situations Attention to detail in documentation and maintaining records Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort in communicating with children, young adults, and parents Must be caring, empathetic, patient, hardworking, and diligent professional who takes initiative and is creative, enthusiastic, open- minded and high-energy Must have ability to function both independently and as part of a team Dates: June 7-August 13, 2020. 10-15 hours a week starting in March until full season begins.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to Robin Anderson,

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Young Judaea Midwest

Job Title

Community Care Director

Camp Address

60 Revere Dr., Suite 800, Northbrook, IL, 60062, United States