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Camp Haverim Head Teacher Position
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

August 15-26, 2022

Camp Haverim is a two-week camp for children and teens with autism and other cognitive and developmental delays, who attend 11 months of special schooling .

Head Teacher Responsibilities include:
 attending all pre-planning and training meetings to be held in the summer
 contacting each camper's parent prior to the start of camp
 arrive by 8:30am to set up room and discuss plans with assistants and volunteers
 meeting campers at front door
 making sure all supplies are ready
 Ensures the safety and physical and emotional well-being of your assigned campers.
 accompanying children to all activities, including being in the pool with campers
 writing daily correspondence to parents in children's communication book
 being available for meeting with supervisor
 keeping record of daily accomplishments and difficulties
 staying each day until all children have been picked up and as needed
 preparing Progress Report for each student within two weeks after camp finishes
 preparing staff evaluations
 supervising group staff including Head Assistant, Assistants and Volunteers

Minimum Qualifications:

 Teacher Certification In Special Education with minimum three years' experience
 Educational Assistant with minimum of 5 years working in a Special Education Setting with five years' experience
 At least 2 professional references
 Team player mindset, patience, compassion and professional attitude
 Camp Experience
Hours: 8:30 -3:00
Salary - commensurate with experience


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)