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Camp Wise Babysitter (SUMMER ONLY)
Mandel JCC of Cleveland
26001 S Woodland Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

Principal Responsibilities:

A Babysitters primary responsibility is the group of children in their care. A Babysitter fulfills a Specialist role in camp, which means that they live in a cabin bunk with our camp-age campers, but spend their day caring for and supervising our children in camp who are not yet age eligible for our full camp program. Babysitters are responsible for facilitating the daily routine for their children; planning, leading, and participating in activities with them. Babysitters report to both their Village Supervisor and the Camp Director, as needed, and communicate and coordinate daily with the parents of the children they are caring for. They are responsible for the physical, social, and emotional health, safety, and well-being of the children in their carefrom taking them to meals, overseeing nap time and bedtime, to planning enriching activities and coordinating with other camp staff to integrate their children into the camp program. A successful summer for a Babysitter is always tied directly to the relationship they develop with their children and their parents as well as their bunk staff and campers. Our Babysitter must have patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and creativity as well as great listening and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 17 years old by June 3rd and have experience working with children ages 6-15
  • Must be caring, empathetic, patient, hard working, and diligent professional who exhibits sound judgment
  • Must take initiative and be creative, enthusiastic, open-minded and high-energy
  • Must possess strong communication skills and comfort in communicating with children and peers
  • Must have ability to function both independently and as part of a team
  • Previous experience in a camp or similar setting preferred
  • Must be available for full training and summer: June 3 - August 1
  • Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!
  • Agency Information:

    Camp Wise provides a friendly, supportive, and cooperative atmosphere that fosters individual growth at each campers own pace. Campers are encouraged to learn new skills and master old ones, to make decisions, to take responsibility, to be expressive, to live with others, and to have fun. Complemented by our Jewish environment, campers develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Jewish heritage and traditions while also developing a true sense of community. Camp Wise is committed to making sure that every camper leaves with a greater sense of self-esteem and self-confidence; and with memories that will last a lifetime.

    For more information about Camp Wise visit www.campwise.org. Interested candidates please contact Abby at akaufman@mandeljcc.org or (216)-593-6293. To apply online, go to https://campwise.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App.