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Inclusion Coordinator, Camp Ruach
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Principal Responsibilities:

JCC Camp Ruach in Bridgewater, NJ is hiring an Inclusion Coordinator for the Summer 2019 season; running from June 24- August 16 (closed July 4) from 8:30-4:30 daily.

Camp Ruach has committed itself for the past 20 years to creating an inclusive and welcoming space for all campers. We are seeking to hire an individual to oversee our growing Special Needs inclusion program during the summer in partnership with our year-round Director of Special Services.

Responsibilities Include:

- Conducting pre-camp intakes and assessments with potential campers with special needs and their families

- Visiting prospective campers in school settings and conducting classroom assessments as needed

- Training all shadow counselors before camp and then providing on-job support and training

- Facilitating staff wide inclusion training during pre-camp staff orientations

- Scheduling and conducting pre-camp meeting between campers, families, and shadow counselors.

- Creating alternate schedules and program adjustments as needed to ensure each camper flourishes and meets their pre-established camp goals. Including but not limited to creating picture boards and inputting schedules into assisted communication devices.

- Communicating regularly via email and phone with camper families during the summer

- Making regular daily visits to all campers with special needs and providing direct support as needed

- Keeping Director of Special Services and Camp Director informed of all happenings and camper developments

Minimum Qualifications:


- Minimum one year's experience working with people with disabilities in a camp setting (preferred)

- Passion for working with children with special needs

- Bachelor's degree in related field (preferred)

Agency Information:

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC is a full-service agency which provides programs and services to the community, from pre-school through older adults, including early childhood education, school-age programming, special needs programming, teen services, adult and older adult programs, as well as day camp, summer pool club, health, fitness and recreation programs for all ages.The JCC also provides a variety of cultural arts programs and programs with significant Judaic content. The JCC is in its 19th year of operation. All indicators point to the success of the Center growing membership and membership retention, growing camp and early childhood programs, increased usage by adults and teens, and a growing senior program. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this summer, Camp Ruach has proudly been providing meaningful and positive camp experiences for campers ages 2-14 and their families.