Mental Health Professional/Camper Care Director

Camp Young Judaea Midwest
Camp Young Judaea Midwest
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Waupaca, WI, USA
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Under the supervision of the Camp Life Director, the Director of Camper Care is the primary professional responsible for the behavioral and social-emotional success of campers and staff at CYJ Midwest. The Director of Camper Care serves as a central facilitator, implementing communication as needed between the unit heads, assistant directors, director, Health Center and parents. The Director of Camper Care is expected to present themselves with integrity and act as a personal example in and outside of camp.

Specific responsibilities of the Director of Camper Care include:

● Draft behavioral plans and contracts with campers who need

● Assist bunk counselors and unit heads in problem solving cases wherein campers need special support

● Serve as an emotional resource to staff when needed

● Communicate with parents along with the director to keep discussions open regarding camper challenges

● Professional development training for staff in camper care and self-care

● Attend staff meetings regularly

● Record important notes in a timely manner through camp database

● Facilitate discussions, when needed between bunk counselors, unit heads and leadership staff, as a mediator

Qualifications include:

● Open to applicants with a MSW, LCSW, OT, parent coach, support services teacher, or relevant work experience; Previous experience in a camp, school or similar setting preferred

● Experience with children and teenagers’ mental, social, and emotional health

● Must be able to think critically and act swiftly in high stress situations

● Attention to detail in documentation and maintaining records

● Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort in communicating with children, young adults, and parents

● Must be caring, empathetic, patient, hardworking, and diligent professional who takes initiative and is creative, enthusiastic, open-minded and high-energy

● Must have ability to function both independently and as part of a team

Dates: June 7-August 12, 2022. Dates could be split June 7-July 15 and June 13-19, July 15-August 12. Room & board included.

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