Community Care Director

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 Camp Young Judaea (CYJ) Midwest. The Community Care Director serves as a central case worker, facilitating communication as needed between the unit heads, assistant directors, director, Health Center and parents.
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 director
● 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-care
● Attend unit 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
Full job description is available here.
Qualifications include:
● 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.
Please send resume to Robin Anderson, Director, at robin@cyjmid.org .Learn more about our community at www.cyjmid.org.