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SENIOR YOUTH LEADER  SPECIAL NEEDS (Senior Counselor, Camp Grossman)
JCC Greater Boston
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459

Principal Responsibilities:

Whatever calls to you...making a difference in the lives of children ...making new friends (or bringing your old friends to enjoy a camp summer together) ....earning money.... and/or having a fun and memorable time outdoors this summer, please consider joining the Camp Grossman Team! We aim to support your goals as you support ours.

FREE CAMP TUITION Parents of camp aged children are welcome to have their children enjoy the Camp Grossman experience for all weeks they are working at no charge.

GREAT HOURS WITH NIGHTS AND WEEKEND OFF Camp days run from 8:15-4:15 weekdays, leaving you lots of time for the other things you want to do this summer

FREE TRANSPORTATION Counselors are welcome to use our free bus service from 31 towns around the Greater Boston area including Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Dorchester, Framingham, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Medfield Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Randolph, Roslindale, Sharon, Sherborn, Somerville, Sudbury, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, West Roxbury, and Westwood.

FLEXIBILITY THAT WORKS FOR YOU Join us for all or part of your summer. Flexible schedules (e.g. several days per week) are also possible.

DIVERSE AND WELCOMING JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values - Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT As a special perk for our staff this summer, the JCC is offering a 6 session program to support our staff as they prepare to launch their careers: creating your Linked-in profile, how to see and sell your skills, identifying roles that match your goals, and resume prep are examples of what you will learn.

GREAT PLACE TO WORK As our alumni can tell you: Camp Grossman summers are an amazingly fun way to spend your summers while developing great skills which will serve you well in future jobs and life in general. Grossman staff work as a tight team to create wonderful experiences for children while helping them build confidence and skills. Camp Grossman is located on 75 acres of the beautiful Hale Reservation in Dover.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to co-create a joyful, memorable summer working with children in a beautiful outdoor day camp setting. Our Youth Leaders are at the heart of the camp - leading activities, creating a joyful/fun dynamic, ensuring camper well-being and mentoring more junior staff and counselors in training. This position is for a counselor who will work with campers with a variety of special needs - co-creating amazing memories for them.

BENEFITS

In addition to great working conditions and a rewarding position where you care for a community, the JCC Greater Boston provides competitive benefits including:

CAMP INFORMATION

Camp Grossman is welcoming 700+ campers and over 250 staff this summer. The camp day runs from 8:00 AM -4:15 PM, Monday through Friday. Orientation happens the week of June 21 and there are 3 staff meetings on various Monday evenings throughout the summer. Most counselors and staff also work 1 or 2 additional family nights or overnights, depending on their position in camp

TO APPLY

JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to learn more or are ready to apply, please reach out to us at grossman-jobs@jccgb.org

Minimum Qualifications:

Youth Leaders must have completed high school (or equivalent). They bring a variety of unique personal strengths to the job in addition to enjoying children. Maturity, teamwork, reliability, flexibility, judgement and patience are important qualities for this role.

JCC Greater Boston requires that new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at time of hire. The JCC will consider requests for medical or religious exemption that do not pose undue hardship or a direct threat to health or safety

Salary:

Under $25,000

Agency Information:

The JCC Greater Boston values include: Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation. The agency provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: Early Learning Centers, summer camps, health and wellness programs, family engagement programs and cultural activities. The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

COVID SAFETY

JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff and children very seriously. Over 99% of our staff have been vaccinated. We have aligned all of our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. Our practices include ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, and use of face coverings when appropriate to promote the health of our staff and program participants.