Job Description – Community Care Coordinator
The Community Care Coordinator serves as an integral member of the Capital Camps Community Care team. Capital Camps is known for exceptional camper care, and it begins with our Community Care team, which includes the Camp Director, the coordinator and a team of seasonal Yoetzot (plural of Yoetzet), liaisons. Whereas our nurses and doctors focus on the physical health of our campers and staff, the Community Care team focuses on their social, emotional, and mental health. Our Yoetzot are licensed social workers, therapists, clinical psychologists, school guidance counselors, and experienced educators.
Before Camp (20 hours/week remote)
Implement creation of updated camper forms and staff intake forms (ex., applications, medical forms, "all about my camper" forms)
Review camper and staff files before arrival at camp; reach out to parents and staff to discuss any issues noted in the intake process; collaborate with therapists and medical professionals
Create plans for campers that require extra support from the camper care team
Create and implement staff training before and during camp, utilizing seasonal Yoetzot staff on topics including but not limited to: fostering positive social interactions, managing challenging camper behaviors and interpersonal disputes, identifying and supporting campers with special needs, homesickness and self-care.
During Camp (full-time; residing at Capital Camps)
Collect and maintain thorough camper and staff records (documentation important for tracking how campers and staff are supported as well as future summer placements
Provide crisis support for collaboration with outside agencies such as CPS by facilitating mandated reports and supervising staff and Leadership Team members as needed, in accordance with CCRC policies.
Support campers’ social and emotional needs in collaboration with their counselors, village leaders and seasonal Yoetzot. This includes providing ongoing camper support with discipline issues, peer interactions, mental health concerns and campers’ inability to adjust to the camp environment.
Provide ongoing support to staff in collaboration with village leaders, supervisors and seasonal Yoetzot, to facilitate camper care duties and co-counselor interactions.
Support Staff with social and emotional needs, in collaboration with the Camp Director and seasonal Yoetzot
Coordinate seasonal Yoetzot including taking on direct responsibly to support a case load of campers and/or staff
Act as an integral member of the Leadership Team
Assist the Director or designee with camper and parent issues
Other duties as assigned
Ongoing (20 hours/week remote)
Communicate with parents before, during and after camp as needed
Work with the retreat staff to find ways to incorporate MESSH into our retreat offerings
Participate in FJC’s Community of Practice as part of our camp’s participation in the Yedid Nefesh program, including 2 or 3 virtual gatherings and 1 in-person gathering per year with other Jewish camp mental health professionals
Commit to regular online reporting as required by the Yedid Nefesh program
Mental health professional, graduate-level or higher degree (LSW-C preferred)
Experience working with youth between the ages of 8 and 17 and young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 (overnight camping experience preferred)
Experience designing and executing plans ensuring client/participant success; knowledge of various treatment techniques
Proven experience working successfully in team-based settings in a fast paced/high stress environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills, developed administrative skills, and a positive attitude about being flexible in a dynamic work space
The ability to work independently and proactively, as well as the capacity for effective collaboration and support of others
The ideal candidate is interested in being in this role for at least 3 years while our camp participates in the Yedid Nefesh program. This relationship will be reviewed on a yearly basis during that time, with the hope that the relationship can continue beyond the 3 year grant program period
Salary, commensurate with experience
Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Capital Camps & Retreat Center is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law.