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Shadow Counselor - Camp Deeny Riback
JCC Metrowest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

Principal Responsibilities:

The Shadow Counselor is a support counselor who provides one-on-one assistance to support a camper who needs additional support to be successful at camp. This role requires a special sensitivity as to when to offer the child individual assistance, and when to allow the natural dynamics of the group instruction and interactions to assimilate the child into the group as part of a more spontaneous process. The balance of support and freedom within the context of the program is a delicate choice to be orchestrated by the Shadow Counselor.

Shadow Counselors receive special individual training in addition to participating in the general staff orientation. Prior to the beginning of camp, the Shadow Counselor will meet with the Camp Friends Supervisor to discuss the needs of the assigned counselor. At this time, the Supervisor will discuss any social, emotional, behavioral and/or physical limitations the child may have and advise and discuss techniques to be used in meeting the needs of the child.

Camp Dates: June 28, 2021 - August 20, 2021, Monday - Friday

Required Training Dates: Twice per week virtual training sessions in June as well as in-person training at Camp Deeny Riback property (in Flanders, NJ) before the start of camp

Pay: This position pays a salary rate for the 8-weeks of camp and pre-camp training

All applicants for employment shall be considered without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications:


Under 25,000

Agency Information:

Welcome to Your JCC!

JCC MetroWest has been at the center of our community for 142 years, bringing people together while providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs.

Our main facility, the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, located in West Orange, NJ, and our 20-acre day-camp, Camp Deeny Riback, located in Flanders, NJ serve the Jewish communities west of NYC, including Essex, Morris, and Union counties.