Social Workers – Camp Chi (Lake Delton, WI)At Camp Chi

Posted Jan 21, 2022 Job Length Summer


Camp Chi is a co-ed camp serving campers in 3rd-11th grade. Set on 600 acres near the Wisconsin Dells, Chi offers the best facilities and activities of a large camp, with a Village model that provides a small camp fee. We create an atmosphere that allows campers to build skills and boost self-esteem.

Job Summary:

Camp Chi employs multiple Social Workers as part of our Community Care Team. Camp Chi’s social workers are responsible for overseeing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of its campers and staff. Social workers will meet regularly with senior staff to share information on cases of campers or staff needing specific attention. They will also help staff troubleshoot and problem-solve ways to work with campers experiencing challenging emotions or behaviors and address issues with group dynamics and conflict resolution.

Working within a team of other social workers and camp leadership, they observe, assess, recommend techniques, and provide training for camp to maintain the functioning of its cohesive community. Our Social workers act as a liaison between counselors, Village Leaders, parents, and Camp Leadership, ensuring that communication is seamless, and everyone involved is doing their part to set campers up to have a successful and fun summer.

Key areas of responsibility:

Help create, coordinate, and lead training sessions for counselors, SITs, and parents.
Observe and evaluate the needs of campers to create and implement interventions to support them in the group environment.
Keep the leadership team informed of camper and staff issues.
Document interactions and interventions for grant and data collection purposes.
Perform other duties as needed.

Key Essential Job Duties/Physical Requirements:

Lift/move children up to 40 lbs.
Demonstrate physical stamina and agility required to be mobile for long periods throughout the day.
Stand for long periods of time and be able to run and actively engage physically with children.
Use hands for grasping equipment and play material.
Supervise children by sight and sound.
Must be able to rotate head side to side to scan the environment.
Ability to demonstrate, motivate, and communicate with children and adults.
Ability to speak clearly and articulately with a loud tone of voice.
Mental alertness; sustain concentration for long periods of time.
Mental abilities: Attention to detail; manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
React with physical and mental alertness in emergency situations and assist in evacuation of building and/or campus.
Ability to take guidance and supervision.

Camp Dates: June 20th – August 12th, 2022. 4 or 8 week positions are available
Hours vary

Job Category:
Seasonal / Full-Time


750 to 1000/wk


Education Qualifications:

Holds a Masters level degree in a mental health field such as social work, psychology, or counseling.
Licensed Professional in one of the above mental health professions preferred.
Child development classes required.

Previous Experience:

2+ years’ experience in a school, camp, or clinical setting working with youth.
Experience creating and implementing interventions that address behavioral concerns and group dynamics.
Experience juggling multiple projects, situations, and/or crises.
Experience partnering with families to address situations involving the mental health, behavior, and needs of their children.
Experience training staff on social-emotional and child development related topics.
Experience with mandated reporting and handling disclosures or suspicions of abuse.

Other Requirements:

Ability to demonstrate and lead with JCC Chicago’s Four Core Values: Self-Leadership and Accountability, Creativity and Innovation, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Customer Service.
Judaic knowledge and community involvement preferred.

How to Apply

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Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Chi

Job Title

Social Workers – Camp Chi (Lake Delton, WI)

Camp Address

300 Revere Drive, Northbrook, Illinois, 60062, United States