Mental Health Professional/Assistant DirectorAt Camp Judaea

Posted Dec 16, 2021 Job Length Year Round


Camp Judaea seeks a full-time Licensed Mental Health Professional to join its senior management team.

The Mental Health Professional/Assistant Director serves as an integral member of Camp Judaea’s professional team as the primary mental health expert on site during the summer and year-round. As the lead mental health professional, they will train and provide resources to staff in addition to working directly with campers and their families to identify, treat, support and report on any mental, emotional, social, or health concerns before and during camp. This individual will report to the Camp Director and will themselves lead the Community Care team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

-Recruiting campers and maintaining relationships with camp families throughout the year and over the summer.

-Actively participate in camper intake, reviewing registration forms and building relationships within the CJ community (and in future years, help design such forms and camper onboarding processes).

-Be aware of and respond to MESSH for Campers & Staff: Mental, Emotional, Social & Spiritual Health.

-Serve as the lead in family/parent communication in relation to recruitment, mental, social, and emotional health at camp.

-Work to create plans to support camper needs before the summer with collaboration from necessary parties.

-Establish meaningful relationships with families, other relevant organizations, schools and professionals; staffing, training, marketing, recruitment, health and safety.

-Help recruit, train and supervise the camper care summer staff team including to find out more about the child behind a diagnosis and celebrating a child’s achievements.

-Play a significant role in pre-camp staff training and developing ongoing staff training opportunities.

-Act as a resource for staff and troubleshoot solutions for interpersonal struggles.

-Provide counseling and interventions to campers, recommend solutions on treatment plans or recommendations to return if applicable.

-Document situations and evaluate camp program areas to ensure that they support campers’ mental, emotional and social health.

-Participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Community of Practice as part of our camp’s place 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.




-Hold a graduate level or higher degree in a mental health field such as social work, licensed professional counseling or psychology. Currently licensed is preferred.

-3+ years of post-graduate work experience in a mental health or recreation field.

-Prior experience working in camping, preferred or prior relevant recreation/youth work experience OR previous work with youth between the ages of 8-16 and/or young adults between the ages of 17-25.

-Experience designing and executing plans ensuring client/participant success.

-Previous program planning or training session development experience.

-Strong problem-solving, conflict-resolution and strategic management skills.

-Ability to manage multiple programs, projects and events in a fast-paced environment and within our calendar structure.

-Demonstrated knowledge of a myriad of treatment techniques.

-Excellent organizational and planning skills

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

-A love and appreciation for the summer camp environment.

Additional Information:
-Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
-Must be able to relocate to camp (in Hendersonville, NC) at the end of May-early August. Housing and meals will be provided.
-Travel for events is a shared responsibility for the entire year-round team – candidates must be able to travel for camper recruitment, job fairs and conferences throughout the year.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume to

Camp Judaea’s mission is to provide a safe, fun, nurturing community where children, teens, and young adults grow as individuals, build lifelong friendships, develop leadership skills, and establish enduring connections with Judaism, Israel, and the natural environment.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Judaea

Job Title

Mental Health Professional/Assistant Director

Camp Address

1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30309, United States