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Shadow Camp Counselor for children with Special Needs
JCC of Central NJ
1391 Martine Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Principal Responsibilities:

Camp Yachad at the JCC of Central NJ seeks energetic and compassionate full-time shadow counselors, aged 18+, to work 1:1 with a camper with special needs between 24 months to 8th grade. For the past 20 years, the Camp Yachad Shadow Program has provided 30+ campers each year with disabilities supports so they can be seamlessly integrated into a camp group with their typical peers. he 2021 camp season runs from June 28 to August 20 from 8:15-2:15 or 4:15. Weeks and hours of employment are dependent on camper enrollment and will be determined prior to hire. Shadow Counselors are under the supervision of Shadow Program Unit Director, Director of Inclusion and Diversity and the Camp Director. Although shadow counselors interact with all campers in the group, you will be responsible for the care and well-being of your assigned camper. As a recreational summer program, our top priority is supporting camper socialization and independence. The best shadow counselors are the counselors who assist their campers discreetly and blend into the group! Role and Responsibilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

See above. Experience with individuals with Special Needs is required.


Under 25,000

Agency Information:

Community is at our Center

The JCC of Central New Jersey is a place to meet old friends, connect with new ones, and become involved in your community. Our mission is to provide social, recreational, and cultural programs and humanitarian services through all phases of life. We are committed to affirming and strengthening Jewish values and fostering an appreciation of our heritage and identity.

To fulfill our mission to support the Jewish community and the community at large, the JCC runs a robust infant daycare program, an accredited preschool program and summer day camp, state-of-the-art fitness center with the latest strength-training and cardiovascular equipment as well as a full-fitness class schedule, full sized gymnasium, indoor and outdoor pools, and an array of social, recreational, educational, and cultural programs for everyone in our community  from infants to seniors.

The JCC owns its 64,000 square foot campus..

At the JCC of Central NJ, financial assistance is available for membership, as are various programs for those in need.

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