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Camp Counselor for Children with Special Needs
JCC of Stamford
1035 Newfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06905

Principal Responsibilities:

We are trying to recruit senior high school and college students for summer job employment in our Hand in Hand program. Hand in Hand is a specialty camp at the Stamford JCC. We provide children grades Pre-K - 8 with the ability to develop positive relationships, appropriate social interactions and communication with their peers. We have a unique program that allows children to learn social skills in a fun way taught by a clinician and then participate in an inclusive environment in various camp activities. Hand in Hand counselors shadows 2 children with special needs in the summer and support them with camp activities and building relationships. I am trying to find students who have had experience working or volunteering with children who have special needs and who genuinely enjoy working with diverse children in a recreational setting.

Counselor Duties:

Counselors will help reinforce the skills taught by the clinician and help children integrate into the camp community successfully throughout the day.

A daily social skills checklist needs to be completed by camper and counselor

Counselors must communicate each day to the parents and the Hand in Hand Director to review how the camper did during the day.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be 18 years or older

Must have at least 1 year of experience working with children with special needs and who genuinely enjoy working with diverse children in a recreational setting.

Agency Information:

The Stamford JCC is a cultural, educational and recreational center, offering exceptional programs, classes and special events designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit. We are driven by the Jewish values of welcoming guests, kindness, respect, and communal responsibility, and we warmly welcome people of all ages, faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.