About URJ Crane Lake Camp:
URJ Crane Lake Camp is a camp where everyone feels at home. We strive to make every camper’s experience nurturing and fulfilling, and we do so by making sure that every child feels welcomed and supported. We are home to around 350 campers and 200 staff members each summer.
Our 110-acre property lies on the shores of the beautiful, spring-fed Crane Lake. This offers campers an abundance of waterfront activities including sailing, an inflatable playground, wakeboarding and waterskiing. Our intimate setting, with its centrally located cabins, places campers at the heart of camp, and surrounds them with an impressive range of athletic and program facilities. You’ll find everything from an aerial challenge course to a creative arts center, numerous sports fields and a zoo where campers learn animal care.
At Crane Lake Camp, we build a Culture of Kindness through our actions every day. This Culture of Kindness can be seen all around us as we go about our daily activities, from the smallest of actions to the grandest of gestures. Our culture creates an environment that is filled with people who want to actively create a more compassionate and accepting community.
About Crane Lake staff:
As a member of the Crane Lake Camp staff, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of our campers while developing important lifelong skills and having the summer of your life!
So, what do we look for? Competent, energetic applicants who demonstrate a love of working with young people, a desire to help build a community, an ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and a connection or desire to learn about Judaism. Previous experience isn’t the key to success at Crane Lake, it’s your attitude and willingness to learn that really make the difference. We provide training at the start of the summer season and offer ongoing support throughout the summer, so your experience is as great as the campers’ experiences.
All staff members must be at least 18 years of age or entering their freshman year in college. We expect that all staff members will have a high level of personal and professional responsibility. Camp living is in “tight quarters” and works best when each person is caring, responsible, and supportive. The camp has high standards for the behavior and conduct of its employees. While the work at camp can be very demanding, it is also extremely fulfilling.
About the position:
The Camp Social Worker, a licensed mental health professional, in tandem with the Director, Associate, and Assistant Directors, and summer leadership team, is responsible for ensuring the positive resolution for any and all camper issues that may arise during the camp season. This individual is expected to provide campers with meaningful and critical guidance to make healthy, responsible, and respectful choices. They play a key role in training 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. The Camp Social Worker embodies Crane Lake Camp’s core values in their interactions and decisions regarding camper care and is a positive, contributing member of the summer leadership team. They are expected to create strong relationships with campers and staff alike and exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Review of all camper files before arrival at camp
• Support for children with emotional needs, in collaboration with their counselors and unit heads, and the Camper Care Coordinator.
• Calls to parents and medical professionals in a courteous, professional manner.
• Maintenance of appropriate logs and records.
• Support for the unit heads with discipline issues, moments of sadness, social challenges, and campers’ inability to adjust to the camp environment.
• Assistance to the Director or designee with camper and parent issues.
• General supervision of campers and staff on and off during working hours.
• Sharing in responsibilities of Leadership Team (occasional night O.D., coverage during staff meetings, attendance at all camp wide events, etc.)
• Serving as a positive role model.
• Other duties as from time to time may be assigned.
• Proven experience working successfully in team-based settings
• Experience working with children
• Excellent listening and communication skills
• Highly developed administrative skills
• Flexibility – A positive attitude about being flexible in a dynamic workspace
• The ability to work independently and proactively, as well as the capacity for effective collaboration and support of others
|Duration||full-time , part-time , contract|
|Benefits||Dates Needed: June 4, 2021 to August 16, 2021 Location: West Stockbridge, MA (room and board provided) Compensation: $5,000-$8,000 (commensurate with experience)|
|Ad Posted On||2021-05-14|
|Times this Ad has been viewed||656 times|
|Ad is posted for||30 days|
|Focus||Camps & Camping, Youth|
|Organization Name||Crane Lake Camp - URJ Summer Camp|
West Stockbridge, MA 01266
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Click on the link below:https://cranelakecamp.org/work-at-camp/apply-now/