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Camp Nurse

Camp Nurse

Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa, an ACA accredited, residential summer camp located in Big Bear Lake California is seeking a nurse or physician for summer 2024. Clinic staff are responsible for providing healthcare to a camp of approximately 130 campers and 50 staff in the camp’s mirpa’ah (health center). The health center is staffed with 2 clinicians. The health center has “open” hours for medication dispensing and re-checks. The health center staff remain on-call for the remainder of their working days (24 hours) to respond to emergencies or to care for “in-patient” campers. This is a residential position.  We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves more with Camp Gilboa and what makes us unique by perusing our website: www.campgilboa.org 

Dates: June 30 – August 7, 2024 (Minimum commitment 3 days, longer periods preferred) 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Check-in of all campers and staff at the beginning of each session to determine correct storage of medications and verification of food/activity restrictions with parents and camp staff.
  • Maintain records of all health related visits to the health center.
  • Review all medications that will be taken by campers and administer and document medications.
  • Provide first aid, and other health treatment as needed to campers and staff.
  • Organize camper health information and emergency forms to be used when providing direct care, or when campers leave campgrounds and stock and maintain first aid supplies for: day trip packs, overnight packs and first aid boxes throughout camp.
  • Partner with Executive Director, Camper Care Coordinator and Summer Program Director through Camper Care team regarding health and safety of campers and staff.
  • Lead “triage” efforts to determine whether sick/injured campers require further evaluation/treatment at the Emergency Department.
  • Communicate directly with parents regarding health issues of campers, including informing parents of camper illness/injury.
  • Communicate with additional or outside healthcare providers for ongoing or complex camper medical questions.
  • Maintain health clinic to meet the needs of “in-patients” (direct care-giving, laundry, general cleaning), and in compliance with the American Camp Association standards and state/county regulatory requirements.

  

Additional Benefits: Room and Board (private room with shared bath), 75% Camp Tuition Credit for each week of work at Gilboa for eligible campers enrolled in Camp Gilboa programs. 

Camp Gilboa does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Youth Director

Youth Director

Director of Congregation Beth Am Youth

Congregation Beth Am (CBA) is a Conservative Jewish synagogue of San Diego that is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to take on the role of Director of CBA Youth. The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about building relationships with youth ages 5-18 and fostering their Jewish growth, connections, and commitment. CBA’s Youth program is designed with a clear focus on the goals outlined below.

Youth Program Goals:

Proud, Comfortable, and Engaged: We strive to create a welcoming and fun environment for young members of CBA to take pride in and be comfortable with their Jewish identity, and to be actively involved in synagogue life.

Inclusive and Diverse: We are committed to attracting and embracing youth from diverse backgrounds, ensuring that our community is inclusive and welcoming to all.

Connect with Other Jewish Youth: We encourage participants to develop and strengthen their relationships with their peers, while actively participating in Jewish activities, traditions, and learning experiences.

Promote Prayer, Love of Israel, Tikkun Olam, and Jewish Learning: We stand for these core values of CBA’s mission and we strive to incorporate them in a fun and relevant way for our youth.

Youth Program Details:

Activities and Programs For All Ages: Our youth program offers a range of fun recreational programs tailored to each age group from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

Different Touchpoints: We provide multiple touchpoints for engagement, recognizing that different individuals may connect with their Jewish identity in various ways. We strive to integrate the many programs we offer e.g. Hebrew school and USY events.

Youth-Driven: We empower our participants (especially our teens) to take the lead in shaping their Jewish journey, giving them opportunities to contribute their ideas and to serve as leaders and as role models.

Age Groups are Interconnected: We work to create a sense of connection among the different grade levels ranging from our K to our 12th grade, promoting interaction and mentorship among our youth.

Local, Regional, National, and International Opportunities: We facilitate connections and opportunities for our youth to engage on local, regional, national, and international levels, broadening their horizons and enriching their experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Development and Implementation:
● Design and execute monthly and seasonal innovative programs for each CBA youth cohort that promotes Jewish culture, social connection and Jewish values.
○ Target specific age groups (K-1; 2nd-3rd grade; 4th-6th grade; 7th-12th grade, currently USY).
● Participate in Hebrew school and Hebrew High to enhance educational experiences, roles to be assigned.
● Oversee implementation of children’s High Holiday program.
● Coordinate with Education Director on the facilitation and implementation of 4th-6th grade youth retreat.

Community Building and Engagement:
● Foster strong relationships with youth, encouraging their active participation in synagogue life.
● Empower youth to create and implement their own programming and to serve as mentors for younger members.
● Coordinate with other community organizations to create joint programs and initiatives.
● Assist and collaborate with Senior staff for synagogue wide “all-hands” programming.

Leadership and Volunteer Coordination:
● Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for various youth programs.
● Coordinate, organize and run the Parent committee of CBA Youth programs.
● Provide leadership and guidance to youth groups and committees.
● Serve as a positive role model for youth as a passionate and involved Jewish leader.

Communication and Outreach:
● Communicate effectively with families and the synagogue community in partnership with the Director of Communications.
○ Provide marketing material for all youth events.

Management:
● Manage hiring, payroll, and supervision for all staff involved in youth programming.
○ Director of CBA Youth will have advisors who will help implement the goals and programmatic elements of our program.

Administrative Responsibilities:
● Develop and manage the budget for all youth programs.
● Develop and maintain the annual youth programming calendar in coordination with the synagogue calendar.
● Ensure compliance with all safety and security protocols for events and activities.

Hours and Work Locations
This is a full-time exempt position. Work will be performed primarily in-person at Congregation Beth Am, with some flexibility around daily hours, understanding that the Director of CBA Youth will be present on campus when youth are present for programming. There is an expectation of availability to attend/lead programming on some Shabbatot/holidays and/or weekends/evenings. The Director of CBA Youth is a member of CBA Senior staff and reports to the Rabbi.

Compensation
● Competitive salary based on industry standards- $70,000-80,000 (based on experience)
● Benefits include: medical, discounted dental and vision.
● Three weeks paid vacation with additional reasonable working time flexibility as part of mutual understanding of flexibility regarding working hours.
● Access to a 403b plan.

Camp Director

Camp Director

Discover Your Next Adventure in Beautiful San Luis Obispo
Nestled in a picturesque vacation destination with mild weather, Camp Shoreshim is
more than just a summer camp; it’s an Jewish experience in the heart of nature.
Surrounded by hiking trails, lakes, mountains, and the ocean, our 10-acre ranch campus
is a wonderland waiting to be explored. Imagine leading a camp where children engage
with nature amidst olive trees, creek beds, and a menagerie of animals including sheep,
goats, and a donkey. Facilities include a yurt, wood-fired pizza oven, gaga ball pit, tennis
court, a platform with a fire pit, and ample open land for endless exploration and fun.
Contract Position: Camp Director (1-2 Weeks Based on YOUR Vision and Experience)
We are seeking an innovative Camp Director to lead Camp Shoreshim for a 1-2 week
period in summer 2024. The contract duration will depend on your vision and
experience, with a goal to maximize the impact of your leadership. Some flexibility on
dates, likely the last 2 weeks of July 2024.

Responsibilities

Develop and execute a unique camp curriculum centered around Jewish culture,
environmental appreciation, outdoor adventure, and community building.
Develop partnership with potential outside experience providers.
Work with a budget, make purchases, and prepare grounds.
Train, oversee, and inspire a team of teenage camp staff to deliver an
unforgettable camp experience.
Report to the board with a focus on making the camp a profitable venture.
Manage day-to-day operations, ensuring a safe, inclusive, and enriching
environment for campers aged 4-12.

Compensation:

Competitive contract-based on experience;
Junior: $2,500 – $3,000 for the contract period. Suitable for less
experienced candidates
Senior-Range: $3,500 – $4,500. Appropriate for candidates with moderate
experience and strong qualifications
Free accommodations in a private studio apartment near the camp for non-local
candidates.

Youth Programs Director

Youth Programs Director

You –
You are passionate about creating fun and meaningful Jewish experiences for children. You love Jewish summer camp, outdoor/environmental education, and/or informal education. You are a leader who cares about children and Jewish education. You value diversity and each child’s unique gifts. You thrive in a dynamic role in which every day brings a mix of leadership, teaching, hands-on fun, management, vision, and thoughtful communication and collaboration with children, parents, teachers, and colleagues. You communicate professionally and effectively. You have the ability to manage a myriad of moving pieces while remaining calm and attentive to various aspects of the programs. You will be joining a village community which means creating relationships with parents, teachers, colleagues, and most importantly the children.

Temple Beth Sholom –
Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) is a village community in the heart of the urban Bay Area. We are a small and growing congregation (currently 120+ member families), with a large preschool and an innovative after school program. We are the principal Jewish community and Jewish education hub serving the rich diversity of Jewish families in Central Alameda County, including many Jewish families of color and multiracial Jewish families, mixed-heritage (interfaith) families, and bilingual Jewish families (mostly English and Spanish). We are intentionally independent to allow for innovative programming alongside tradition to serve our diverse community, and our members come from the full spectrum of Jewish and other backgrounds. Climate resilience and justice are a central focus of our community, including our youth programs.
Following a complete “reboot” three years ago, TBS is emerging as a synagogue to watch, becoming known as early adopters of innovative approaches to trends in synagogue membership, education and youth programs, relevance, and community resiliency. Members recently built a vegetable garden and are planting a pollinator garden, and gardening is part of the youth programs.

The youth programs –
TBS currently has four youth programs:
TBS’s after school program is designed to be a Jewish summer camp and education program during the school year! The program is recognized as an innovative approach to delivering high quality Jewish educational experiences – both informal and formal – in the context of after school care, providing the Jewish enrichment that families dream of with the childcare they need. Like TBS, the program has a special focus on environmental and outdoor education. The program currently serves just over 50 children in grades TK through 7th, and is expanding. The program serves a diverse population of mostly Jewish students, with a significant number of students of other backgrounds. Staff transport students from three local schools by van.
TBS school break camps continue the Jewish summer camp fun vibe on school district staff development days, during some weeks when schools are on break, and several weeks during the summer (exact dates to be determined).
TBS’s B’ Mitzvah program is managed by the Jewish Educator / B’ Mitzvah Coordinator in close collaboration with the Rabbi, Cantor, and Youth Programs Director. It is integrated into the after school.
TBS is currently forming a teen program for our small but growing post-B’ Mitzvah cohort. This program will meet less often than the other programs.

Job description:
Direction
Direct and manage the youth programs of Temple Beth Sholom (see above).
Coordinate with B’ Mitzvah Coordinator to support the B’ Mitzvah program.
Spearhead formation of the teen program for a small but growing group, including leading programming (in whole or in part depending on size of cohort).
Work closely with Rabbi and Executive Director to continually develop and refine program vision, strategy, policies, and culture in furtherance of the vision, mission, and values of Temple Beth Sholom.
Content and curriculum
Determine and implement the informal Jewish education curriculum and activities of the programs, with an emphasis on fun experiential education, including outdoor and environmental education, gardening, games, tzedek, Hebrew language, music, art, and movement. Plan and lead occasional field trips and overnights/evening programs for older children.
Work with Rabbi and Jewish Educator to align the curriculum and content with TBS’s educational goals.
Educate and lead children with care, enthusiasm, and respect, guiding their social-emotional and moral-spiritual development.
Teach some formal classes as needed (currently only one 30-minute session per week).
Research current trends in education to stay up to date with content delivery and changing pedagogy.
Stay up to date with current best practices in child development, social-emotional learning, and behavior management, especially strengths-based approaches and restorative justice.
Administration and logistics
Support the overall strategic goals of TBS, including membership growth and retention, actively recruiting families to enroll in the program.
Actively recruit, screen, hire, train, supervise, and develop the youth programs teachers.
Collaborate with the Executive Director on budgeting, enrollment, advertising, and communications.
Manage the program calendar, including school break camps, summer camps, and field trips.
Collaborate with youth program teachers to create daily schedules.
Manage all aspects of transportation from local elementary schools, which include driving vans to assist with pick up and keeping track of early release schedules implemented by the local school district.
Manage the maintenance of the fleet of vans.
Maintain a safety plan in coordination with other areas of the organization.
Maintain state licensing with proper documentation.
Coordinate with outside agencies when necessary to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Culture and Community
Create a supportive school culture in accordance with the mission of TBS and youth programs.
Work successfully with students with a variety of learning styles and needs, including neurodivergence, and support teachers to do the same. Provide for special education and special needs accommodations with care and respect.
Build warm, respectful, and open relationships with all families to raise menschy children in the context of a Jewish village community.
Integrate programs with life and activities of broader TBS community through proactive coordination, team work, and communications.
Enthusiastically represent, model, communicate, and promote the vision and values of TBS and the youth programs to multiple stakeholders, including families, congregants, prospective congregants, donors, Board, and community partners.
Attend, assist in, and sometimes lead portions of occasional synagogue events that are relevant to the youth programs, which may be on evenings and weekends.

Compensation
Salary range: $68,000-$72,000, depending on experience.

Benefits:
Paid time off and holidays
403(b) retirement plan
Healthcare QSEHRA plan
Cell Phone Reimbursement plan

Start date:
Flexible start date, no later than May 1, 2024.

Director of Camper Care

Director of Camper Care

Supervised by: Camp Director
Dates: June 2 – August 7, 2024
Salary Range: $6,000 – $10,000

Summer Responsibilities:
• Review camper files prior to each session for the purpose of assessing and anticipating campers’ needs
• Consult with parents, mental health professionals, and/or other appropriate person(s) to address any concerns
and in making appropriate accommodations prior to campers’ arrival
• Serve as supervisor for Camper Care Specialist, performing regular evaluations and supporting him/her
• Work closely with the Unit Leaders, Camp Director and Health Center staff to monitor the overlap of the physical
and emotional wellbeing of campers
• Debrief and provide support and guidance to campers and/or staff after camper disclosures, crises, or
stressful/traumatic events
• Provide on-going guidance and support to staff when responding to situations that arise with campers, including
camper adjustment issues and/or separation anxieties, bullying, teasing, homesickness, moments of sadness, or
other mental health concerns
• Provide on-going support to staff in determining the appropriate response to campers’ behavioral /emotional/
mental health needs
• Assist Unit Leaders in ensuring camper cards are accurate in advance of each session
• Be alert to issues that may arise from reviewing camper files and work with counseling staff as appropriate
• Keep Camp Director and appropriate Unit Heads informed of all camper situations and issues as they arise
• Create proper documentation of Camper Care issues and relevant communications with parents/staff
• Consult with parents to provide updates and problem-solve any challenges in situations where behavior or
adjustment issues arise
• Communicate with the camp administrators– prepare and submit reports, forms, parent letters, and evaluations
• Make recommendations to the Camp Director to be sure any necessary follow-up with families occur
• Check CampMinder at least twice daily for message
• Maintain the Sensory tent area and replace Camper Care Sensory items as needed
• Adhere to Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) requirements set forth in the Yedid Nefesh Grant

Pre-Camp Responsibilities:
• Communicate with the Camp Director at the CMC office on a regular basis leading up to Camp
• Familiarize yourself with CampMinder, our camper database
• Become familiar the Camper Care structure
• Develop mental health/Camper Care training modules, in coordination with Camp Director and Camper Care
Specialist to facilitate relevant trainings during Staff Orientation Week
• Participate in staff training and lead appropriate workshops
Leadership Staff Responsibilities:
• Attend daily meetings, participate in formulation and implementation of camp policy, perform various
administrative responsibilities
• Directly responsible for the cleanliness and care of living space – includes pre and post camp inventory of cabin
• Assist in facilitation and execution of all-camp programs as determined by the camp administration
• Build a strong and positive relationship with campers: help every camper make friends, become acclimated to
camp life, grow toward his/her potential, and become a part of the community
• Responsible for the health and safety of campers at all times
• Able and willing to work with a variety of staff members in a calm, collected manner at all times
• Participate in leadership staff orientation and create staff development programs throughout the summer
• Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all camp programs
• Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all Judaic programming, including Shabbat programming
• Adhere to goals, mission, and philosophy of Camp Mountain Chai
• Act as a Jewish role model at camp through identity, community, and leadership

Mental Health Professional

Mental Health Professional

Location: Big Bear Lake, CA

Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa is seeking a residential, seasonal mental health professional (MHP). The MHP is a critical member of the Camper Care Team at Camp Gilboa. In addition to providing direct intervention and support of campers and staff, resources and training to campers and staff, the MHP also works to support our unique youth leadership model by empowering staff and youth leadership in their roles. The MHP should have a desire to grow personally and professionally as part of a close-knit community of committed individuals.

 

Job Commitment

– Spring 2024: May-June, 2024 – 4-6 hours/week spent conducting intakes with campers and families, creating care plans for the summer, and working with mazkirut (senior youth leadership) to design training sessions for staff week. $30-35/hour.

– Summer 2024: Full time, residential on-site from June 27th to August 8th, 2024. $1100-1200 weekly, depending on experience

 

Benefits

– 75% discount on camp tuition for camp-age children.

– Residential position – housing and meals provided. While not ideal, it is possible for someone who takes clients over Zoom allotted time to continue to do so while at camp.

 

Responsibilities

– Provide ongoing mentorship, training and support to counselors, inclusion counselors and youth-led Camper Care Coordinators as they implement interventions and program modifications.

– Work with campers and staff to proactively incorporate skills and strategies to alleviate anxiety and contribute to a positive camp environment.

– Provide emotional support and guidance to individual campers with active mental health concerns.

– Provide assessment and direct intervention in cases of mental health and/or behavioral crises in collaboration with camper care team, camp director and Executive Director

– Supervise the camper care team

– Work with the ED to bring in outside consultation from the mental health committee as needed

– Work with camper care team to design modifications to programs and activities to be inclusive of all campers, including those with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Executive Functioning Issues, and more.

– Maintain required documentation for camper meetings, team meetings and parent calls.

– Respond to parent concerns related to campers with mental health and/or behavioral issues.

– Be “on call” for any behavioral, social or mental health crises that arise with campers or staff. An “on call” schedule will be established and agreed upon prior to the start of the summer.

– Attend pre-camp training on camp policies, including child abuse and neglect and emergency procedures.

– Provide staff training prior to opening day and during summer on behavior management, child development and childhood mental health disorders.

– Provide support to staff as needed, and support senior staff in finding solutions to mental health challenges counselors are facing

– Participate in meetings with camp leadership to ensure that camper and staff well being are central to the operation of camp.

– Provide guidance on supporting staff and camper with regards to coping with Covid-19 and other mental health issues that may come up at camp

– Provide support for counselors to care for their personal mental health and emotional wellbeing