Residential AdvisorAt URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy

Posted Dec 19, 2019 Job Length Summer


Place pre-camp phone calls to families for intake and assessment on camper support needs

Supervisory responsibility for the health and well-being of the campers and counselors of their assigned dorm floor

Hold counselors accountable for daily camper logs, review with Community Care Coordinator, and take corrective action where necessary

Make and return parent phone calls regarding camper challenges and successes

Coach counselors on navigating camper challenges and support campers through difficulties (i.e. extreme moments of sadness, mental health concerns, camper-camper/camper-staff conflict) beyond the expertise of counselors

Support counselors in crafting the day-to-day routine, including boker tov and lilah tov (morning and night) rituals, menucha (rest hour), meal time, activity transitions, and nikayon (clean-up)

Share staff and camper successes and challenges with Community Care Coordinator and Assistant Director, referring participants to those partners where necessary

Keep Programming staff, Arts Mentors, and Faculty (where appropriate) apprised of situations which may impact the participation of campers or staff in daily routine

Circulate in the camp community during programming daily

Provide support as needed on counselor days/evenings off

Accompany ill or injured campers off-site for medical attention as needed

Perform 3 formal evaluations with dorm counselors at the end of each session and provide constructive feedback

Leadership Team Responsibilities:

Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.

Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with
all participants and staff.

Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty coverage) as assigned

Maintain confidentiality


Prior experience working with elementary and middle school age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred. Must be a grad student, graduate, or licensed in social work, mental health counseling, or similar field and 21 years of age by June 15, 2020. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March, in-person for staff leadership team training weekend in the spring, and on-site for leadership team and staff prep week June 11. Position term concludes on Monday, August 3.

How to Apply

Click the link: Input your name and email address. Click continue, and the system will prompt you to create a password for your CampInTouch account. Remember your password - you will use it again! We require the following pieces of information which you should have on hand: The names, addresses, phone numbers, and email address of three references. These references will receive an email with a link to an online reference form to fill out about you. The dates you are available for work at camp You will be asked to complete a few short essay questions. After submitting the online application, please upload a copy of your resume to Camp InTouch. Once we have received your completed application and uploaded resume, we will be in touch with you in the near future to schedule an interview, if applicable. If you have any questions about online registration or about working at the Creative Arts Academy, contact Kara Hoffman:

Contact Information

Camp Name

URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy

Job Title

Residential Advisor

Camp Address

C/O Westtown School, 975 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA, 19382, United States