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Summer Day Camp Counselor
Westside Jewish Community Center
5870 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Principal Responsibilities:

JCamp at Westside JCC, Los Angeles is seeking awesome, responsible, energic individuals who want to work with children ages 5 to 10 in a day camp environment this summer (mid June to mid August 2022).


JCamp Staff bring their unique talents and commitment to building community and creating environments where campers can thrive. Each Counselor plays an important role in making camp happen from greeting campers as they arrive, tending to skinned knees, teaching new games, sharing in their joy of trying something new and finding a lost item at the end of the day. Our staff is comprised of individuals from all over the US and Israel representing a wide variety of backgrounds, talents and interests with a common theme of wanting to be part of the JCamp Family!

Responsibilities:

 Be responsible for the needs of the campers, your fellow staff members and yourself

 Be safety conscious at all times

 Provide fellow staff members with your support

 Maintain strong lines of communication with all other staff members

 Adhere to JCamp behavior guidelines

 Maintain proper decorum

 Be an exemplary role model of Jewish values

 Be actively engaged with campers, as opposed to just watching them

 Be on time and participate in all assigned activities

 Dress appropriately for activities, at all times adhering to the Camp dress code, including wearing an appropriate swimsuit for waterplay and swimming

 Additional responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications:

Requirements

 Must have completed junior year of high school

 Desire and ability to work with children in camp setting

 Ability to relate to one's peer group

 Ability to accept supervision and guidance

 Desire to change direction as necessary to continue growth in position and role in Camp

 Be of good character, integrity and adaptability

 Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control

 Well-developed sense of responsibility, good judgment, common sense

 Must have understanding of the potential, characteristics and issues of young children

 Must be sufficiently mature to guide impressionable campers through their time at Camp

 Must respect the feelings of both children and their parents at all times

Salary:

Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Founded in 1954, Westside Jewish Community Center's (Westside JCC) mission is to build community based on Jewish values by creating opportunities for gathering and learning. Westside JCC reaches out to all Jews and the greater community by offering stimulating and innovative educational, social, cultural, recreational, and communal programs and activities fostering a strong connection to Israel. Westside JCC aspires to offer programming that provides meaning and purpose to Jewish values, and space that creates a sense of belonging for everyone it touches.Westside JCC serves the Jewish and broader community in our neighborhood and Los Angeles. Our flagship programs are our outstanding Early Childhood Center, our growing year-round day camp program JCamp and our teen leadership and sports programs, Diller Teen Fellows and Maccabi. Other programs include our aquatics center with 2,450 swim lessons weekly, senior wellness programming, baby and me programming, fitness classes, programs for individuals with special needs and youth sports leagues.

Westside JCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, veteran status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. To learn more about Westside JCC, find us on the web at westsidejcc.org